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Reduce Opioid Overdose

In September 2013, the Oklahoma Prescription Drug Planning Workgroup released a state plan in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdose deaths. The state plan was reviewed and updated in 2016. As a participating member of the workgroup, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing supports the state plan in providing nurses with substance abuse information to help reduce opioid-related deaths in Oklahoma. 

Current State Plan: 
Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma
Goal for State Plan: 
Reduction in the rate of unintentional overdose deaths involving opioids

Action Areas and Resources:

Community/Public Education:

Provider/Prescriber Education:

Disposal/Storage for the Public:

Disposal/Storage for Providers:

Tracking and Monitoring:

Regulatory/Enforcement - APRN with Prescriptive Authority:


Resource for the Nurse who has a Substance Use Disorder:
Oklahoma Board of Nursing Peer Assistance Program - A voluntary, alternative-to-discipline program for nurses whose competency may be compromised because of abuse of drugs and/or alcohol [59 O.S. § 567.17A].

Last Modified on Feb 06, 2024