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Prescription Drug and Substance Abuse

Prescription Drug and Substance Abuse

Prescription Drug and Substance Abuse

Refers to the efforts that the State of Oklahoma is making to reduce prescription drug and substance abuse.

$5.5M
Annual Expenses to Date
Fiscal Year Budget by Funding Source
Agencies Contributing Budget

Acute Drug Poisoning Hospitalization

Decrease the rate of inpatient hospitalization discharges for acute drug poisoning from 115.4 per 100,000 in 2011 to 95.6 per 100,000 by 2017.

• Today: 
111.4 per 100,000
• Target: 
95.6 per 100,000

Unintentional Prescription Drug Deaths

Decrease the rate of unintentional poisoning deaths involving prescription drugs from 13.3 per 100,000 in 2011 to 11.3 per 100,000 by 2017.

• Today: 
10.7 deaths per 100,000
• Target: 
11.3 deaths per 100,000

Unprescribed Drug Use

Decrease the percentage of adults who have taken prescription drugs in the past 30 days without a doctor’s prescription from1.8% in 2013 to 1.5% by 2017.

• Today: 
1.5%
• Target: 
1.5%

Prescription Monitoring Program

Increase the active number of users requesting information from the Prescription Monitoring Program from 6,486 in 2014 to 8,634 by 2017.

• Today: 
18,722 users
• Target: 
8,634 users