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Attorney General’s Community Task Force on Substance Abuse


The Task Force was created by Attorney General Gentner Drummond in 2024. The Task Force is a fact-finding, recommendatory and advisory body comprising of multiple state agencies representatives and stakeholders from across the State. Meetings of the Task Force will be open to the public, unless otherwise specified.

Its predecessor, the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse, was created by the Oklahoma Legislature in April 2017. The Commission brought all stakeholders to the table, including doctors, law enforcement officials, treatment and addiction specialists, local business leaders and members of the state legislature to study the state’s epidemic and formulate a response. At the commission’s first set of meetings in 2018, members heard from local and national experts, while studying and evaluating the scope of the epidemic. From those meetings, the Commission developed legislative recommendations. These recommendations resulted in seven bills being signed into law. The new laws provide more tools for law enforcement, will help prevent future addicts by limiting initial prescriptions for patients with acute pain, prevent the diversion of opioid prescriptions from flooding the market and hold distributors, manufacturers and businesses accountable through proper oversight.

Task Force & Commission Meetings


  • May 24, 2023 Commission Meeting |  Agenda


  • Meetings to be announced at a later date.
Last Modified on May 30, 2024
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