Oklahoma Substance Abuse

OKLAHOMA SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States, which is bordered on the north by Kansas, in the northeast direction by Missouri, in the east by Arkansas and Texas on the south and west, on the west side by New Mexico and on the northwest direction by Colorado. Among the 50 states in the USA, Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th most expensive state. The largest city of the state is Oklahoma and it is the capital too. The state's economy is based on agricultural products, natural gas, and oil.

These are the top cities in Oklahoma

S.NoName of the citiesPopulationLatitude/Longitude
1Oklahoma City631,34635.468 / -97.516
2Tulsa403,50536.154 / -95.993
3Norman120,28435.223 / -97.439
4Broken Arrow106,56336.053 / -95.791
5Lawton96,65534.609 / -98.39

Most commonly abused drugs

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine (including crack)
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax)
  • Prescription opioid painkillers (OxyContin, Vicodin)
  • Prescription stimulant ADHD medications (Adderall, Ritalin)

Substance Abuse Statistics

  • In the year 2013-2014, the state ranks 10th in position for the drug overdose death rate among the 50 states.
  • The state ranks in the number 1 position among the 50 states of America for abusing prescription pain pills and about 5% of people who were above the age of 12 abusing pain pills on a regular basis.
  • For the rate of substance abuse, the state ranks 2nd in position with 11.9% of people were abusing some substances in the year 2012.
  • Higher rates on alcohol and drug abuse have been observed in the rural cities of Oklahoma such as Okmulgee, Eufaula, and Muskogee than the other cities in the state.
  • The city acts as a major distribution route for heroin supplies from Mexico.
  • In 2013, the state Oklahoma passed legislation which allowed to dispense naloxone for trained family members, friends, and first responders, enabling them to administer this life-saving overdose reversal medication when they witness an overdose.
  • For nonmedical purposes, about 17,000 adults who age between 12 - 17 in the year 2013-2014, it is exactly around 5.3% of the age group according to the report by SAMHSA.
  • Whereas the use of pain killers among teens has been decreased since 2010. But the teen's drug usage in the state is higher than the national average of 4.7 percent.
  • About 200,000 people in the state who age more than 12 were dependent on alcohol in the year 2013 to 2014.
  • Around 74,000 people who age more than 12 were dependent or abusing illegal drugs in the state from 2013 to 2014 according to the Behavioral Health Barometer reports by SAMHSA in 2015.
  • Among those who need treatment for abusing illicit drugs between 2007 and 2014, only 15% of them received treatment in the state and the average count is about 12,000 people per year.
  • In the fall of 2017, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma announced that they were cutting back outpatient mental health(issues) and substance abuse programs. This eliminated or reduced these forms of treatment for 189,000 residents of the state, which includes the treatment for opioid use disorders.
  • Around 30 meth labs were seized by the law enforcement agencies in the year 2017. Majorly on the meth labs which were located in the northeastern portion of the state, including Tulsa County.

Substance abuse treatment

  • Nearly 14430 people receive treatment for substance abuse disorder
S.NoName of the drug Number people received treatmentPercentage
1Methamphetamines435930%
2Alcohol410128%
3Marijuana28512%
4Opiates203714%
5Other Substances8126%
6Cocaine27020%

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-4357

If you are struggling with addiction, SAMHSA helps you to find local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.​

Addiction Aide HotLine

1-802-231-1018

Addiction aide provides confidential drug abuse assessment and treatment placement tailored to your individual needs. Achieve Long-term recovery, give us a call or fill out the form below and we will respond as soon as possible.​

Find a way to your recovery

Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 for the alcohol and drug abuse in the country. In order to help the people of their state, the government takes all necessary actions and spends one part of its total economy against addiction and recovery programs. We addictionaide listed many treatment centers nearby you and you can pick the best one according to the treatment you required. Even you can call our experts for a free confidential assessment.

Current captions about Drug abuse in Oklahoma

Oxycodone

In 2014, 59 Oregon residents lost their lives due to Oxycodone

Methadone

Nearly 54, Oregon residents lost their lives due to Methadone

Hydrocodone

About 26, Oregon residents lost their lives due to Hydrocodone

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