Impactful Stats

1 in 4 people

On average, 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids long term for pain struggles with addiction.

Prescription Drug Abuse Stats

In 2014,


of all drug-related arrests for ages 0-29 in Carter and Pontotoc counties were due to opioids.

American Indians in the Chickasaw Nation reported a statistically significant higher rate of prescription narcotic misuse in the past

30 days

in comparison to non-natives living in Chickasaw Nation.

Prescription Drug Abuse


of youth in the Chickasaw Nation who used prescription drugs to get high did so at either their own home or at a party.

Prescription painkillers were involved in 9 out of 10 prescription drug-related deaths, with


opioid-involved deaths in 2012 alone.



of youth in the Chickasaw Nation who used prescription drugs to get high got them from friends.


of students surveyed have never used prescription drugs to get high.

higher rate

Carter & Pontotoc counties have a higher rate of drug poisoning deaths than the state of Oklahoma.


has the highest non-medical use of pain relievers for all age groups in the nation.


The impactful statistics were obtained from the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA), Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The students surveyed using the Oklahoma Needs Prevention Assessment are from Region 10, which encompasses most of the Chickasaw Nation.

Three counties in the Chickasaw Nation are among the

top five

counties in the state for unintentional poisoning deaths.