The Oklahoma State Epidemiology Profile of Substance Use
  The Oklahoma State Epidemiology Profile of Substance Use is a planning tool for substance abuse prevention planners at the state, county and community level. The report details several major indicators of substance abuse in Oklahoma, and is part of an ongoing effort to gain a deeper understanding of Oklahoma substance consumption and consequences across the lifespan.  You may access a copy of the executive summary or copy of the full report by clicking on the appropriate link.
Free Online Training Opportunities from CSAP
  The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Prevention Pathways offers online prevention training courses that are free to the public. Some courses are meant for professionals and have continuing education credits available. Other courses are designed to provide helpful information to members of the general public interested in prevention topics.  Click here to link CSAP's Prevention Pathways online training opportunities.
Oklahoma Governor's Task Force on Underage Drinking Prevention
  In October 2005, Governor Brad Henry selected a team of seven individuals to attend a national meeting to address the serious problem associated with underage drinking.  As a result of this meeting, Governor Brad Henry, by executive order dated December 19, 2005, created a 15 member Task Force on Prevention of Underage Drinking.  For 12 months, the Governor’s Task Force on Prevention of Underage Drinking worked on developing recommendations to reduce the tremendous impact of underage drinking in Oklahoma. Task force members and contributors included representatives from the areas of health care, legislation, education, law enforcement and other areas, with substantial input from statewide youth groups.  The task force created 12 recommendations and compiled them into the Task Force Recommendations and Comprehensive Plan which was submitted to the office of Gov. Brad Henry in December.  Each recommendation is presented with a rationale as well as state level and community level recommendations for action on preventing underage drinking.
Underage Drinking Prevention
Community Action Guide
Example Ordinances

Oklahoma's Area Prevention Resource Centers


There are 18 Area Prevention Resource Centers (APRC) serving Oklahoma ’s 77 counties. Click here to find an APRC near you.  The Services these agencies provide include evidence-based community prevention programs, coalition building and mentorship, resource dissemination, alternative activities and environmental strategies that reduce the availability of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in your community.

Youth Suicide Prevention

Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States, especially for young people ages 15-24. Although multiple factors contribute to suicide, at least 90 percent of all people who kill themselves have a mental disorder, a substance abuse disorder, or a combination of disorders.  Oklahoma ’s death rate for suicide exceeds that of the U.S.  Click here to learn more about suicide prevention efforts in Oklahoma and link to educational resources.

Oklahoma Prevention Resource Center

  The Oklahoma Prevention Resource Center (OPRC) supplies free printed materials upon request to those interested in issues related to mental health and substance abuse.  The OPRC also maintains a library of educational videotapes available for loan at no cost. Click here or call 405-522-3810 for a listing of available materials and copy of the order form.
2006 Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey
  The 2006 Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment  is a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grade students and is designed to assess students' involvement in a specific set of problem behaviors, as well as their exposure to a set of scientifically evaluated risk and protective factors.  Click here to access a copy of the report. 



Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1200 NE 13th Street
PO Box 53277
Oklahoma City, OK  73152-3277
405-522-3908    405-522-3851 TDD    405-522-3650 Fax
Toll-Free, 24 Hours  1-800-522-9054