The RPC priorities for region 15 include
- Adult binge drinking in Muskogee County
- Prescription drug misuse focused on safe disposal in McIntosh County
- SPF-SIG priority- prescription drug misuse, specifically safe storage, in Muskogee County
For more information about substance abuse prevention please visit Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, or oklahomasocialhost.com
Region 15 Services- (available to entire region)
Alcohol Compliance Checks (ACC)
With the help of an area youth, RPCs ensure that local retailers are responsible with their alcohol sales through Alcohol Compliance Checks (ACC). With the aid of law enforcement, ABLE officers and the RPC, underage youth attempt to purchase alcohol. If the retailer completes a sale, they are subject to a fine, ticket, or incarceration.
Reward Reminder Visits (RRV) Tobacco compliance
Reward Reminder Visits ensure local retailers follow tobacco sales laws. These visits serve to either reward a retailer for refusing a sale, or to remind them of the laws and regulation and offer a chance to answer questions and address any concerns. With the aid of RPC staff, underage youth attempt to purchase tobacco products. If the purchase is successful, the RPC staff meet with the retailer to discuss tobacco laws and ways to improve the retailer’s compliance.
Responsible Beverage Service & Sales (RBSS) training
Your RPC along with an ABLE officer will conduct multiple free trainings throughout the year to area employers and employees of restaurants, bars, and wineries. The goal of RBSS is to train store clerks, servers, bartenders, and management on the basic knowledge and skills needed to practice responsible alcohol sales and services. Please fill out the form below to request training.