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1 in 4 people
On average, 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids long term for pain struggles with addiction.
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
in comparison to non-natives living in Chickasaw Nation.
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.
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.
Three counties in the Chickasaw Nation are among the
counties in the state for unintentional poisoning deaths.
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