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Drug Addiction Articles – Oklahoma News
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Oklahoma Drug Information
Cocaine continues to be readily available throughout Oklahoma. Crack cocaine is a significant problem in the urban areas of the state. An increase in the number of cocaine couriers over the past year have been white females in their mid to late 30s.
Demand for heroin has declined in recent years. Black Tar heroin is available in extremely limited quantities near the metropolitan areas in Oklahoma. Encounters with brown or white heroin are rare.
Methamphetamine, particularly crystal methamphetamine, which is produced in Mexico and the Southwest United States, remains the principal drug of concern in Oklahoma. An increase in the amount of crystal methamphetamine has been seen over the past two years. Whites are typically the primary users of methamphetamine in the state.
Marijuana is readily available throughout Oklahoma and is abused more than any other illicit drug in the state. Mexican “sinsemilla,” which is usually found in pressed or brick form, is the most common type of marijuana available in Oklahoma, particularly in urban areas.
An increase in the abuse of club drugs has been seen in the state. MDMA has been found at rave parties in eastern and central Oklahoma.
The most popular pharmaceutical substances abused/diverted in Oklahoma are hydrocodone products. Oxycodone products, alprazolam and phentermine are also often abused/diverted. Methadone is a pharmaceutical drug of abuse on the rise in Oklahoma. Not only are prescription drugs dangerous in their own rights. They have also become gateway drugs to street drugs such as heroin. Oklahoma drug rehabs are continually treating more and more prescription drug addicts.
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According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 224,000 of Oklahoma citizens over the age of 12 reported past month use of an illicit drug.
Additional survey results indicate that 82,000 Oklahoma citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 61,000 reported past year illicit drug dependence.
During 2007, there were 16,860 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Oklahoma. There were 16,395 admissions during 2006. In 2005, there were 17,546 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in the state.
According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 77,000 Oklahoma citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
In 2011, the Tulsa County Drug Task Force conducted a broad-scale investigation into prescription drug abuse and dealing in Oklahoma. Investigators discovered a massive network of prescription pill distribution involving hundreds of Oklahoma residents. Two arrests of key prescription pill pushers were made recently by Oklahaoma authorities.