Prescription Drop Boxes:
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics:
The pharmaceutical take-back program is for the citizens of the State of Oklahoma and not for businesses such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, or pharmacies, to dispose of controlled dangerous substances. Pharmaceutical drug abuse is on the increase and the abuse has lead to too many deaths. Unfortunately, the household medicine cabinet has been a source of supply of pharmaceuticals for our youth and invited guests. We want to limit this source of supply by giving our citizens an opportunity to properly dispose of unused and unneeded prescription drugs at the following sites: (For the safety of our employees please do not bring any syringes, liquids, or inhalers).
Pontotoc County Justice Center 1814 N. Broadway Ada, OK 74820 Phone: 580-332-4169
Ada Police Department 231 S. Townsend Ada, OK 74820 Phone: 580-436-8018
Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department:
The Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department is collecting unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at 22 locations throughout the Chickasaw Nation. The Prescription Take Back Program is part of a three-year "Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Grant" that seeks to educate people about the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse. Under the program, individuals are encouraged to dispose their unwanted prescription medication pills at a prescription take back drop off box. No syringes, inhalers or liquid medications are accepted.
These boxes will be monitored by Lighthorse Police. The disposed medications will be documented and taken to a proper disposal location to prevent misuse.
The non-medical use and abuse of the prescription drugs is a serious public health problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 20 percent of Americans ages 12 and older, have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons at least once in their lifetime.
In addition to preventing abuse, the Prescription Take Back Program will also prevent pollution to streams and rivers from medications being poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet.
The prescription drop off locations are:
Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department Headquarters at 1130 W. Main, Ada, Okla.
Chickasaw Nation Ada Senior Center at 1005 Chamber Loop, Ada
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Pharmacy at 1921 Stonecipher Blvd., Ada.
Chickasaw Nation ReUse center at 2205 North Broadway, Ada
Allen Police Department at 109 N Memphis St., Allen, Okla.
Chickasaw Nation Kullihoma Senior Center (12 miles east of Ada on Hwy. 1, then 5 miles south on Kullihoma Road)
Prescription drop offs are accepted during the sites' business hours. For more information, please contact Tammy Hughes at (580) 436-1166 or (580) 399-8493.