Norman is the 3rd largest city in Oklahoma, and is the seat of Cleveland County. It is well known for being one of the most economically prosperous cities in Oklahoma. This is largely due to the presence of the University of Oklahoma, with more than 30,000 students. In 2008, it Norman was rated as the 6th best small city to live in in the US. There are troubling signs on the horizon, however. A CDC report released last year revealed the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade. Norman drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
Oklahoma has the fifth highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, with 19.4 per 100,000 people suffering drug overdose fatalities, according to a new report, Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic. This figure has more than tripled since 1999. Nationally, rates have doubled in 29 states since 1999, quadrupled in four of these states, and tripled in 10 more.
According to the report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), prescription drug abuse has quickly become a top public health concern, as prescription drug related deaths now outnumber those from heroin and cocaine combined, and drug overdose deaths exceed motor vehicle-related deaths in 29 states and Washington, D.C. Misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers alone costs the country an estimated $53.4 billion a year in lost productivity, medical costs and criminal justice costs. The report also notes that, currently, only one in 10 Americans with a substance abuse disorder receives treatment.
Fortunately, there is good news for addicts in Norman who are looking for help to break their addictions. The above report also found that Oklahoma scored eight out of 10 possible indicators of promising strategies to help curb prescription drug abuse. Nationally, 28 states and Washington, D.C. scored six or less, with New Mexico and Vermont scoring the highest, with a 10, and South Dakota scoring the lowest with two out of 10.
Recently, there have been some national breakthroughs as well. Last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which allocated more than $1 Billion in an effort to aid treatment efforts all around the country. Such funding means that treatment is available for those who want it.
So, if you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, help is available! Get Treatment has compiled a list of several of the top-ranked addiction treatment facilities and rehab centers in your area. You’ll find that we have premium listings for rehab facilities for individuals with private insurance. In addition, we have several facilities that accept medicare and medicaid.
Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268 to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. We are happy to help you choose the best facility for the type of treatment you need. Give us a call, we want to help you!