Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Oklahoma
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In 2012, almost 12% of Oklahoma’s population dealt with substance use disorders, which was the second highest rate in the entire nation. For people ages 25 to 64 in Oklahoma, unintentional poisoning is the leading cause of injury death. While meth and heroin contribute to some of these drug poisoning deaths, the majority are due to prescription painkillers. Every day, prescription drug overdoses kill nearly 2 people in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma—Fighting to End the Overdose Epidemic
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.
Sobriety & Recovery in Oklahoma
The majority of different rehabs in Oklahoma offer:
- Substance abuse assessments and diagnoses
- Intervention services
- Work on social skills, like anger management
- One-on-one, group, and family counseling
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Education about substance abuse disorders
Organizations Fighting Addiction in Oklahoma
- 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.