More Info About Rehabs in Oklahoma
In an attempt to save lives, the state is changing its approach to prevention and treatment. For intravenous drug users, Oklahoma has increased access to clean syringes. Lawmakers are currently working to establish a Good Samaritan law, which would protect people calling to report an overdose, as well as the person overdosing. There is a shift from stigmatizing substance abuse to trying to help those who are suffering.
These harm reduction policies also reflect a change in Oklahoma’s treatment facilities. Many people across the state are in need, and resources are increasing to help them. If you or a loved one is battling substance abuse, call us today to talk about a rehab in Oklahoma that can help you find freedom: 1-866-317-7050.
- Almost 300,000 people every year are dependent upon or abusing substances in Oklahoma.
- Only around 7% of the people in need of alcohol abuse treatment receive it, while 15% of people in need of drug abuse treatment receive it.
- In Oklahoma’s treatment facilities during 2015, over 30% of people primarily abused amphetamines—the most common primary substance of abuse in the state.
- After amphetamines, alcohol was commonly reported as a primarily substance of abuse, followed by marijuana.
- Over 1 in every 3 people who primarily abused heroin that year were between the ages of 21 and 25.
Treatment will not “cure” addiction, but it can be the start to a life of recovery. There are more than 200 treatment facilities in Oklahoma, and we can help you find a rehab where you or your loved one can begin healing. Start researching facilities to see which services and treatment philosophies resonate with you.
The two main treatment formats are outpatient and inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment is often seen as a more flexible option—clients attend treatment services during the day, but do not stay at the facility overnight. For some people who cannot afford to leave their work or family responsibilities for an extended period of time, outpatient still allows them to receive treatment services. Other people choose outpatient during the transition from an inpatient facility.
An inpatient rehab is also known as a residential rehab because clients live at the facility for a period of time. Counseling and therapy occurs during the day—both individually and in groups—and clients have access to 24/7 care, even when they’re not in a session. Inpatient treatment often involves work with self-help groups and recovery programs as well.
For people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, there is an inpatient option known as a dual diagnosis rehab. At these facilities, both conditions are treated side-by-side, because the symptoms are often intertwined. Mental disorders are the third leading cause of chronic disease in Oklahoma—behind pulmonary conditions and hypertension, but more prevalent than heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or stroke. Substance abuse and mental illness are serious conditions, and you or your loved one deserve proper care and attention.
You’ll also find that each rehab offers a different variety of special groups—some are gender-specific, or some are age-specific. There are counseling groups that address trauma, abuse, or domestic violence. Some facilities conduct groups with veterans or active military members. There are even facilities that specialize in helping clients with legal issues and criminal records.
You may have questions in the process of looking for an Oklahoma rehab. Which treatment format is right for you? How will you pay for treatment? Will your health insurance plan cover a stay in rehab? Please, call us anytime with questions along the way. We are happy to help: 1-866-317-7050.
- The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is the state’s authority on behavioral health. The department provides treatment services through its state-run facilities, leads prevention efforts, and educates local communities.
- Within ODMHSAS, the Support for Treatment and Recovery Services (STARS) Division oversees the state’s substance abuse treatment program, working to constantly improve the quality and effectiveness of their services. The department and STARS contract with more than 100 treatment providers in Oklahoma, operate 3 state residential rehabs, and are involved with community coalitions.
- The ODMHSAS partners with the State Department of Education to offer a substance abuse prevention curriculum in Oklahoma’s schools. Online education courses like AlcoholEdu are offered free to all high schools in the state, and are helping to reduce underage drinking, as well as engage parents and teachers in prevention efforts.
- The Oklahoma Tribal State Behavioral Health Coalition is a group of representatives from tribal, state, local, and private sectors. The coalition works to address behavioral health needs and improve services within Oklahoma’s tribal communities.
- The Coalition Against Rx drug Epidemic (CARxE) was started by the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, in an effort to gather more data about prescription drug abuse and increase community awareness. The group continues to combat the growing overdose epidemic in the state by connecting communities with prevention and treatment resources.
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Alternatives to finding addiction treatment or learning about substance:
- SAMHSA Treatment Finder at SAMHSA.gov
- National Institute On Drug Abuse at DrugAbuse.gov
- Mental Health & Substance Abuse at USA.gov
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