Addiction Treatment Oklahoma
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Addiction Treatment Oklahoma

Addiction Treatment Oklahoma

The Great Plains state of Oklahoma (pop. 3,687,050) has more than its fair share of drug addiction. Methamphetamine has Oklahoma law enforcement most concerned, but cocaine addiction, marijuana addiction and prescription drug abuse, are all found in the Sooner State. If you’re ready to get help, call American Addiction Centers today at 800-890-1956

Drug rehab can turn around the lives of all types of addicts.

The individualized drug rehab programs available through American Addiction Centers are effective because we build the treatment plan around each client’s specific preferences and needs. Some of Oklahoma’s most common substance abuse addictions have been successfully treated by our high-quality facilities, including:

  1. Meth addiction: Methamphetamine is the “primary drug of choice in Oklahoma,” according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Meth is both smuggled into The Sooner State from Mexico as well as home-grown through illegal, toxic meth labs. Meth addicts are frequently prone to erratic, violent behavior. More than one-third of Oklahoma’s federally-sentenced drug offenses in 2007 involved methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
  2. Cocaine addiction: Cocaine is readily available throughout Oklahoma, and many residents of the state have become hooked on the drug, whether through sniffing it in powder form or smoking it as highly addictive crack cocaine. Cocaine can at times lead its users to feel invincible — so invincible they start getting in trouble with the law. In Oklahoma City, for example, more than 1-in-5 male arrestees and more than 1-in-4 female arrestees test positive for cocaine at the time of arrest, according to the National Institute of Justice.

Prescription drugs are a fast-growing problem in Oklahoma.

Former Oklahoma State University basketball coach Sean Sutton is facing four felony counts stemming from an alleged attempt to illegally purchase prescription drugs, an arrest that led him to enter a substance abuse treatment program. Sutton’s wife Trena has spoken publicly on how this addiction to pills affected her family. No one, she says, sets out to become an addict. “Most are seeking relief from pain and suffering, and because we’ve become a society of quick fixes, we accept the most expedient cure,” Sutton said at a press conference to kick off Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Week. “And, all too often, that comes in the form of pills that are addictive.”

Statistics from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics show just how dangerous these pills can be: in 2008, 612 Oklahomans died from drug overdoses — and 86% of those deaths were caused by prescription drugs.

According to the DEA, hydrocodone addiction, also sometimes referred to by the brand name Lortab, is the most-common form of prescription drug abuse found in Oklahoma. Methadone addiction is also a growing problem. Even if you’re a chronic pain sufferer, there are other, less-addictive medications available. Take back control over your life by calling American Addiction Centers today at 800-890-1956.

Many Native Americans suffer because of substance abuse, and need drug rehab.

American Indians and Alaska Natives make up almost 10% of Oklahoma’s population — 266,801 people in total. Sadly, Native Americans are suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction at higher rates than Oklahomans as a whole, according to statistics from the Oklahoma Epidemiological Profile.

These troubling numbers include:

  1. Higher rates of binge drinking. About 17% of Oklahoma Natives reported binge drinking, compared to the state average of 13%.
  2. Higher rates of alcohol-related arrests. Among all Oklahomans, alcohol-related crimes comprise less than 30% of all arrests. For Native Americans, that figure rises much higher  at 44%.
  3. Higher rates of admission into state-funded substance abuse rehab for both marijuana addiction and meth addiction.

Many teens in Oklahoma need drug rehab.

According to statistics from the Office of National Drug Control Policy:

  1. Approximately 45% of Oklahoma 12th graders surveyed in 2007 reported using marijuana at least once in their life.
  2. More than 1-in-5 Oklahoma 12th graders are current marijuana users.
  3. Nearly 1-in-10 Oklahoma 12th graders has tried cocaine.
  4. More than 7% of Oklahoma 12th graders have tried methamphetamine.

Confronting an adolescent on this difficult topic is never easy, but doing nothing is much worse. In addition to adolescent drug rehab programs, American Addiction Centers offers a variety of individualized substance abuse rehab options. We’re available 24/7. Call us now at 800-890-1956.

Additional resources:

TulsaWorld.com – Prescription pills killing pain — and people

Whitehouse.gov – Collaborating with Native Americans and Alaskan Natives

No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance – we can help you find what you need in. We also offer many affordable self pay options for addiction treatment.

 

 

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