In 2013, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office held a Prescription Drug Round-up. Drop-off sites in Moore, OK and several other Cleveland County towns allowed residents to turn in their unused and expired prescription medications for disposal by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Since the majority of individuals who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family, events such as this can prevent some prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands and being misused or abused.
Warning Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drug and alcohol abuse is a severe problem that harms the individual and those around them as well. It disrupts lives and can lead to an untimely death through chronic health problems, accident or overdose.
There are treatment options available to those who struggle with addiction issues, but the first step towards treatment is to recognize the problem. Although drug abuse may seem difficult to detect, there are signs that can help you determine whether or not it’s time to take action:
- Withdrawal from close relationships
- Reckless or risky behavior such as driving under the influence
- Financial problems, repeated requests to borrow money
- New health issues with no observable cause
- Changes in moods and outlook on life
- Work or school performance suffers
- Unexplainable absences from work or school
- Neglecting obligations and responsibilities
- Lying and deceptive behavior
- New legal troubles
- Increased aggression, hostility or violent behavior
- Talking about suicide or suicidal behavior
Treatment and Recovery Can Start Now
The destructive power of drug and alcohol addiction can be overcome with treatment, support, and time. If you or someone you love in Moore, OK is struggling with substance abuse, call us today to be matched with a treatment program that can assist you.
115 SE 1st St
Moore, OK 73160-5201
Oklahoma Drug & Alcohol Association
9301 S Interstate 35 St