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The Leftovers in Your Home That Can Kill

14 Apr The Leftovers in Your Home That Can Kill

Make Our Community Safer:  Take Part in Prescription Drug Take Back Days

Rogers County Volunteers for Youth is hosting two take back events in April in conjunction with the DEA’s National Rx Take Back Days so people can safely dispose of unneeded and expired medications making homes safer from drug theft and abuse.  People living outside of Rogers County are welcome to participate.

     Rogers County Prescription Take Back Events

April 19- Foyil Community Center  noon to 1 pm

The first 50 people to drop off prescription medications will receive a $10 gift card


April 23- Oologah, Corner of Highways 88 & 169, 9 am-12 pm

The first 50 people to drop off prescription medications will receive a $10 gift card

Oklahoma is among a dozen states where youth drug overdose death rate has tripled in the past decade.  Oklahoma is also above the national average for number taking prescription pain killers.

Most drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma involve at least one prescription drug.
Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning.
More than half the teens abusing medicines get them from a family member, friend or simply take them out of the medicine cabinet.
From 2010-2014 63 Rogers County residents died from prescription pain medication overdoses.
Another 83 people suffered non-fatal overdoses from the same medications.

Meds can also be dropped off at these locations year-round:
Rogers County Sheriff Department

Claremore Police Department

Catoosa Police Department

Inola Police Department

Chelsea Police Department

Additionally here is a list of medication drop-off locations across Oklahoma:


     Protect your family

     Inventory your medicines, keep track of what you have and how many  
     Properly dispose of the medicines you no longer need
     Safely store the medicines you use by keeping them out of reach. Store medicines in a locked cabinet or medicine lock box
     Always use the child-resistant medicine cap – and remember child-resistant caps are NOT childproof.
     Offer visitors a safe place to keep their medicines out of reach – in a locked cabinet, locked drawer or medicine lock box.

To learn more, contact Amy Graham


Rogers County Volunteers for Youth-Partnership for Success,

The Cherokee Nation SPF-PFS CAN project funded through a federal Strategic  Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS) Grant

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