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Drug Rehab Oklahoma
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- Oklahoma City
- Broken Arrow
- Ponca City
- Sand Springs
- Midwest City
- El Reno
- Elk City
- Red Rock
- Altus AFB
Oklahoma is a state located in the West South Central portion of the U.S., and is the 20th most extensive and 28th most populous in the nation. Oklahoma comes from the Native American Indian Choctaw words okla and humma which translates into red people. The residents of Oklahoma are known as Oklahomans or Okies, and its largest city and capital is Oklahoma City. The population of the state was 3,814,820 as of 2012. About 69% of residents are non-Hispanic White, 7.3% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 8.2% non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.7% non-Hispanic Asian, 0.1% non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race (non-Hispanic) and 5.1% of two or more races (non-Hispanic). 8.9% of Oklahoma's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race). The center of population of Oklahoma is located in Lincoln County near the town of Sparks.
Oklahoma Drug Use Trends
There are a wide variety of illicit substances prevalent in Oklahoma's illegal drug market. The most common substances of abuse causing residents to receive drug rehab treatment during 2013 were: meth, marijuana, alcohol and prescription medications. Drug abusers have ample access to marijuana and methamphetamine that is internationally smuggled into the state as well as locally produced product. The leading drug threat in the state is methamphetamine; the substance behind more than 3,000 individual's enrollments into Oklahoma drug rehab programs during 2013. Drugs are smuggled into and throughout the state using major highways such as interstates 40 and 44. Additionally, interstate 35 is a major shipment route for drugs heading to northern and southern states. These areas continue to be heavily monitored by law enforcement and are prime locations for drug busts.
Meth: Oklahoma's Greatest Drug Threat
Methamphetamine is a very powerful form of the stimulant amphetamine. Abusers of this drug have several common terms for meth including crank, crystal meth, and ice. Meth is typically off-white, yellowish or brownish powder but can be close to pure white depending on its purity and the process used to produce it. When the user takes meth it speeds up their body and overloads their central nervous system. The meth user will experience a decrease in their appetite and an increase in their alertness levels.
During the 1930's amphetamines were first used to treat narcolepsy. Today, they are still used to treat narcolepsy as well as for obesity and ADD in children. When prescribed by a physician, users consume 2.5 to 15 milligrams of amphetamines. However, when this drug is abused users will take up to 1,000 milligrams every three hours; this is known as a "speed binge". Consuming this much amphetamine causes an intense rush of physical and psychological exhilaration that is very addicting. Individuals who initially began using amphetamines through a legitimate prescription can become dependent on the rush they experience causing them to seek out illegal sources of the substance, namely methamphetamine.
Users ingest meth several different ways; they inject meth, snort meth as well as smoke meth. All methods of ingestion can result in addiction. Meth abuse can lead to agitation, a rise in body temperature, paranoia and developing "amphetamine psychosis". Symptoms of amphetamine psychosis are similar to those of acute schizophrenia: lack of concentration, delusions of being pursued, increased motor activity, increased suspicion of those around them, auditory hallucinations and scattered thinking. Amphetamine psychosis has been reported in 8-46% of regular users of amphetamines. The wide range in percentage of those who have suffered from an amphetamine psychosis is thought to be due to the gender of the user, their personal mental health history the method of abuse and the duration of abuse.
Oklahoma has one of the highest numbers of clandestine meth labs in the country. Clandestine drug lab seizures in Oklahoma have fluctuated over the last decade. Drug lab seizures in Oklahoma by year can be broken down as follows:
- 2000: 165 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2001: 308 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2002: 289 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2003: 373 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2004: 195 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2005: 67 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2006: 84 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2007: 37 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2008: 52 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2009: 251 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2010: 196 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2011: 178 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2012: 52 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2013: 17 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
- 2014: 10 Oklahoma drug lab seizures
Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Addiction in Oklahoma
Residents of Oklahoma seek drug addiction treatment for a number of different substances. During 2013, 12,723 individuals enrolled in Oklahoma drug rehab programs for addiction problems. The largest group to receive treatment in Oklahoma drug rehab programs during 2013 was individuals looking to recover from amphetamine addiction. 3,223 individuals (25.3% of all Oklahoma drug rehab enrollments during 2013) received addiction treatment services for amphetamine addiction in 2013. Following amphetamine addiction was marijuana addiction. During 2013, 19.5% (2,486 individuals) of all Oklahoma drug rehab enrollments were for marijuana addiction.
The best way to fully recover from alcohol and drug addiction is to enroll in an Oklahoma drug rehab program. Entering treatment provides the addicted individual with a safe and effective way to successfully overcome their dependency problem. Oklahoma drug rehab programs are staffed with experienced compassionate rehabilitation specialists skilled in a wide range of treatment methods including addiction counseling, behavioral therapy, detoxification procedures, alternative recovery techniques and 12-step rehabilitation programs.
Addiction treatment does not come with a guarantee of success. However, long-term inpatient or residential alcohol and drug rehab programs have a proven track record of helping their program participants achieve lasting abstinence. These programs provide a safe, secure living enrollment during recovery as well as assisting in the withdrawal process, providing addiction education and life skills development. Graduates of these programs have the greatest chance of remaining clean and sober after treatment because they have completed an intensive drug rehab program and have begun the process of living life sober before they return to their daily life.
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