A new report reveals that Oklahoma still tops the list of states with prescription drug abuse problems. According to the most recent national survey on drug abuse, a higher percentage of Oklahomans aged 12 and older abused prescription drugs — about 5% of the population —than in any other state.
IIn the last twenty years, many actions have been taken to reduce the impact of drug abuse. Despite billions in costs, overdose deaths are still going up. Why? Narconon explains what’s missing.
In the United States, there are literally millions of people living in recovery. In Oklahoma, there’s many ways to meet up with other people enjoying sober lives. Narconon Arrowhead offers many ideas to help a person new to sobriety start enjoying sober activities.
It’s an unfortunate coincidence that the age group with the highest rate of substance abuse in Oklahoma is also the prime age group for having babies. Overall, about 8.5% of Oklahomans over 12 years of age used an illicit drug or abused a prescription medication in the last month.
Knowing what drugs are sending the most Oklahomans to rehab enables families to have a good idea of what drugs their loved ones might be using. Narconon explains what to watch for.
The Narconon program has been around for fifty years and, for its entire history, has succeeded without the use of drugs during recovery. How do we help a person recover from addiction and regain life skills and never utilize any drugs?
In the world of opiates and opioids (synthetic opiates), things never stay the same for long. Drugs on the market shift, trafficking and use patterns change. The latest threat includes synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and W-18, a new and incredibly powerful painkiller.
If you haven’t been around an addicted person, then you might not realize that they really do tend to have certain behavior characteristics in common. We help you spot those characteristics.
While some people claim that there are no gateway drugs, there are some common patterns of drug use that lead people to using deadly and highly addictive drugs. The residents of Oklahoma suffer from these patterns as much as anyone else in the U.S.
In March 2016, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would add a Black Box Warning to the most widely used prescription painkillers. Will this lower the rate of prescription drug abuse in Oklahoma?
Oklahoma has taken actions to control the distribution of prescription drugs but much more needs to be done to reverse the state’s trend of drug abuse. Narconon provides recommendations that can help.
Many people struggling with addiction to opioids are making the choice to enter medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs to get help. This number is likely to increase, as current legislation on addiction treatment usually contains wording directing people toward MAT.
Opinions vary about what’s needed to solve Oklahoma’s most pressing problems. But one thing is certain: Oklahoma doesn’t need any more drug overdose deaths.
Narconon Arrowhead examine whether or not Oklahoma elementary schools should include marijuana in their drug education classes. A look at recent incidents where marijuana products were found in elementary schools would suggest that it’s a good idea.
Fighting Back Against Heroin and Opioids in Oklahoma While there’s many states struggling with prescription drug abuse, Oklahoma has been at or near the top of the list for a number of years.
What to Tell Your Kids about Drugs & Alcohol Before They Leave Home It could be Spring Break, it could be the big departure for college or a trip to Europe or the other coast. Whatever it is, it’s the first time your teenaged or young adult child has left home on their own.
Forbes Magazine and the website www.mylife.com said Tulsa and Oklahoma City were among the top ten most dangerous cities in the US. Could this be correct? Could drugs be contributing to this image?
National media have provided plenty of news coverage for the epidemic of heroin use in states like Ohio, Indiana, Massachusetts and Vermont, but the problems in Oklahoma have been largely overlooked.
When marijuana-infused candies were found during a February 2016 traffic stop, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics issued a warning about marijuana-infused products.
Because Oklahoma City lies at the crossroads of two Interstates, one of which beelines from Laredo, Texas, it is a focal point for drug cartel operations, meaning there’s a ready supply of drugs for local use.
Are Pharma Companies Exploiting those Trapped in Addiction? On the first of February 2016, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin delivered the annual State of the State Address in which she acknowledged that funding substance abuse services was a critical core service of the state.
Many people say that the worst possible pain is losing a child. These days, too many mothers and fathers are suffering this loss due to drug overdoses.
At the age of 26, I entered the Narconon Arrowhead program, and I was completely amazed by what I saw. I have learned so much about myself, and I have grown so much as a person. Among many other things, I now have control over my anxiety, and I know that I will never have to be on medication again. My family notices such a change in me, and I know I am such a better daughter, wife, and mother. I have a new start on life, and for that I will be forever thankful."