Muskogee County ranks 6th among Oklahoma’s 77 counties for high prescription drug abuse. There are many reported crimes and treatment admissions that are related to prescription drugs from individuals in Muskogee. The high abuse of prescription drugs got people wondering where doctors are going wrong and even after aggressive efforts of curbing the issue, Oklahoma still became the 5th largest drug abuse rate in the US. As per the stats released in 2010, it was said that Oklahoma had the abuse rate at 19.4 deaths for every 100,000 who overuse drugs. This number has gone higher 3 times since the year 1999 when the drug overuse rate was 5.4 deaths for every 100,000 individuals.
Law enforcers, however, said tougher laws will be put in place whereby the highly abused drugs will no longer be refilled. Such include hydrocodone and oxycodone. It is a step forward that will help reduce the number of unintentional deaths reported annually. If you or someone you know in Muskogee, Oklahoma is battling with drug abuse or drug addiction, Muskogee, Oklahoma has reliable drug recovery programs providing rehabilitation services. Oklahoma drug statistics must go down to save the state and the country at large considering the money spent on losses. Contact our directory for more information on these recovery programs.
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