Oklahoma is known for being the state with the most tornadoes, averaging 52 tornadoes each year. Many other states average 1 tornado per year. Each day in Oklahoma, an average of one person dies from an Opioid overdose. From 1999 to 2016, over 10,000 people living in Oklahoma died from a drug overdose, with 54% of all overdoses in 2016 involving an Opioid. In 2018, 43% of drug overdose deaths involved Opioids. Research from 2005 to 2013 found that out of those aged 12 or older who had an illicit drug dependence, only 13.9% of them received treatment in the state That left 86.1% of people without any professional care or help with their addiction. Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction alone is extremely difficult and relapse is more likely to occur without a support system. Treatment centers can provide detox, care, and an aftercare plan upon leaving rehab. Discover your rehab options today.
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Integris. (2018). The Drug Overdose Crisis in Oklahoma. Retrieved January 12, 2021 at https://integrisok.com/resources/on-your-health/2018/august/the-drug-overdose-crisis-in-oklahoma
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Oklahoma: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms. Retrieved January 12, 2021 at https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/oklahoma-opioid-involved-deaths-related-harms
SAMHSA. (2014). Behavioral Health Barometer Oklahoma, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2021 at https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/State_BHBarometers_2014_2/BHBarometer-OK.pdf