Impactful Stats

Underage Drinking

Alcohol-Related Arrests

PONTOTOC COUNTY:

11%

of all alcohol-related arrests involve a minor.

CARTER COUNTY:

8%

of all alcohol-related arrests involve a minor.

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,

11%

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

Underage Drinking

20%

of youth that drink in the Chickasaw Nation had permission from their parents to drink.

Underage Drinking Stats

27%

of youth in the Chickasaw Nation that drink get the alcohol from family members.

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

38%

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

41%

41% of high school students surveyed have never tried alcohol.

Oklahoma is ranked

44th

in the nation for binge drinking.

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

460

opioid-involved deaths in 2012 alone.

54%

54%

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

Underage Drinking Stats

58%

of youth in the Chickasaw Nation drink at home.

68 deaths

In Oklahoma, 68 deaths per year are due to underage drinking.

76%

76% of Chickasaw Nation youth do not think it is cool to drink regularly.

Youth Drinking Friends

69%

of youth in the Chickasaw Nation drink at a friend's house.

70%

of middle school students surveyed have never tried alcohol.

six times

Youth who start drinking before age 15 are six times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21.

87%

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.

Alcohol

Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States.

Oklahoma

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

Sources

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.