There are many different types of opioids, each requiring specialized treatment to assist in recovery. Find evidence-based treatment for your opioid addiction at our Oklahoma City Landmark Recovery facility.
What are opioids?
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, powerful synthetic opioids like fentanyl, and prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. These drugs interact with opioid receptors in the brain, helping to reduce pain and provide feelings of euphoria. 1 Opioids have a high potential to create physical dependence, and even regular use as prescribed by a doctor can lead to addiction. Opioids depress critical functions like breathing and heart rate, and their abuse can quickly result in overdose and death.
Consequences of opioid addiction in the Sooner State
Oklahoma is among the states hardest hit by the recent opioid epidemic. The state has been ravaged by the consequences of opioid addiction; an estimated 43% of all drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma involve opioids. 2 In 2017, there were 346 unintentional overdose deaths in Oklahoma related to opioids, including 277 deaths from prescription opioids and 69 deaths from illicit opiates like heroin. 3
Opioid use is also a significant risk factor for contracting and transmitting infectious diseases due to needle-sharing among injection drug users. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified both Jefferson and Cimarron Counties as being at risk of HIV and/or hepatitis C outbreaks as a result of the opioid epidemic. 4 These consequences of opioid addiction make seeking opioid recovery in Oklahoma City vital.
Opioid abuse in Oklahoma
The misuse of prescription opioids is a major issue in Oklahoma. According to a recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Oklahoma ranks first in the nation for abuse of prescription painkillers with a rate of 5.31%. 5 Tragically, prescription opioid abuse is an issue that affects all Sooners, including teenagers. Nearly 16% of high school students in Oklahoma have taken prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons at least once, 6 and 1 in 40 students report current abuse of prescription painkillers within the past month. 7
The overall rate of heroin use in Oklahoma is around 0.3%, although 1 in 128 young adults in Oklahoma have used heroin in the past year.
Around 1% of high school students have tried heroin at least once, and at least 1 in 500 high school seniors are current users of heroin.
Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health show that 22,000 Oklahoma residents (aged 12 and older) meet the criteria for a diagnosis of addiction to prescription painkillers. 8 During the last year there were 2,557 admissions to opioid recovery centers in Oklahoma, accounting for 18% of all admissions in 2019. 9
Opioid recovery in Oklahoma City
Seeking help for your opioid addiction is the first important step to recovery. It is best to be treated at an opioid recovery center dedicated to the treatment of opioid addiction, either on an outpatient therapy basis or in an inpatient program.
At Landmark Recovery of Oklahoma City every client undergoes an initial medical assessment and receives a personalized treatment plan based on their condition and individual needs. Prior to starting any form of treatment, you will first go through detoxification to remove all traces of opioids from your body. You will go through opioid detox at our secure opioid recovery center, where you will receive privacy and protection from outside temptations.
Our medically supervised detox program provides 24/7 monitoring to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the entire detox process at our opioid recovery center. If needed, we may administer various medications to minimize uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and to help you transition from physical dependence on opioids while undergoing opioid recovery at our Oklahoma City center. The most severe symptoms will be experienced for 3 to 5 days, but for some people withdrawal can last up to 10 days. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal typically include: 10
Once you successfully complete detox, you will immediately enter one of our science-backed, evidence-based opioid recovery programs. Depending on your addiction, this treatment may include medications to help reduce cravings and any lingering physical withdrawal symptoms. Therapy at our opioid recovery center will feature individual and group counseling sessions and various cognitive behavioral therapies that will teach you habits and behaviors to help prevent relapse.
How Can I Get More Information on Recovery?
If you are searching for a program for opioid recovery in the Oklahoma City area, please consider Landmark Recovery. You can safely and comfortably detox from opioids in our secure facility, where you will also receive proven addiction treatment that has been customized to meet your individual needs. Please call our Oklahoma City Landmark Recovery opioid center at 405-896-8426 to learn how we can help get you on the road to wellness and recovery.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Opioids.https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids
2) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Oklahoma: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms.https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/oklahoma-opioid-involved-deaths-related-harms
3) Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service. (2019). Fatal Unintentional Poisoning Surveillance System: Data Update.https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/UP_Data_Charts_Tables.pdf
4) Van Handel MM, Rose CE, Hallisey EJ, et al. County-Level Vulnerability Assessment for Rapid Dissemination of HIV or HCV Infections Among Persons Who Inject Drugs, United States. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2016;73(3):323-331.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5479631/
5) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). State and Substate Estimates of Nonmedical Use of Prescription Pain Relievers.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_3187/ShortReport-3187.html
6) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). High School Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — Oklahoma 2019 and United States 2019 Results.)https://nccd.cdc.gov/Youthonline/App/Results.aspx?TT=G&OUT=0&SID=HS&QID=QQ&LID=OK&YID=2019&LID2=XX&YID2=2019&COL=T&ROW1=N&ROW2=N&HT=QQ&LCT=LL&FS=S1&FR=R1&FG=G1&FA=A1&FI=I1&FP=P1&FSL=S1&FRL=R1&FGL=G1&FAL=A1&FIL=I1&FPL=P1&PV=&TST=True&C1=OK2019&C2=XX2019&QP=G&DP=1&VA=CI&CS=Y&SYID=&EYID=&SC=DEFAULT&SO=ASC&PF=1
7) Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. (2019). Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment Survey 2018.https://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/documents/State_of_Oklahoma_Profile_Report%20-%202018.pdf
8) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 83-84. Oklahoma.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2016-2017-nsduh-state-specific-tables
9) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020). Oklahoma TEDS admissions aged 12 years and older, by primary substance use and gender, age at admission, race, and ethnicity: Percent, 2019.https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
10) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131