Members of the community may now access a listing of available materials and place orders online by visiting the ODMHSAS website at www.odmhsas.org. The OPRC is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located in the ODMHSAS Shepherd Mall offices at 2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 82 in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Prevention Resource Center in Oklahoma City supplies free printed materials upon request to schools, civic and community groups, parent-teacher organizations, treatment and prevention providers, and individuals who are interested in mental health and substance abuse information. For more information, contact 405-522-3810 or 405-522-2140.  Click here to access the OPRC web site.
  Policymakers and other stakeholders can use cost-benefit analysis as an informative tool for decision making for substance abuse prevention, states SAMHSA and CSAP in a new report entitled “Substance Abuse Prevention Dollars and Cents:  A Cost-Benefit Analysis.”  The report reveals the importance of supporting effective prevention programs as part of a comprehensive substance abuse prevention strategy. Patterns of use, their attendant costs and the potential cost savings are analyzed.  Studies have shown the annual cost of substance abuse to the nation to be $510.8 billion in 1999 (Harwood, 2000). More specifically, alcohol abuse cost the nation $191.6 billion; tobacco use cost the nation $167.8 billion; and drug abuse cost the nation $151.4 billion.  Click here to learn more.  Access a copy of the report.