Every year, more than 40,000 adults in Tulsa, Oklahoma struggle with chemical dependency issues. Unfortunately, only 4,000 – 5,000 will ever end up getting the clinical treatment they require to get well. Landmark Recovery of Tulsa, Oklahoma was created to help reverse the trends of drug abuse and overdoses by providing access to high-quality, affordable intensive outpatient services.
Intensive Outpatient Rehab
Landmark Recovery of Tulsa offers intensive outpatient services to help patients restore hope, function, and purpose to their lives. While taking part in IOP at Landmark Recovery of Tulsa, patients will participate in 3 sessions per week for 3 hours per day, working with licensed clinicians in a variety of different treatment modalities. Sessions include individual and group therapy covering topics such as crisis intervention, relapse prevention, case management, and trauma-focused psycho-education.
Drug overdose rates within Oklahoma, while slowly shrinking, are still above the national average at 21.5 per 100,000 people. In Tulsa alone, co-occurring substance use and mental disorders are left undertreated, leading to a shorter average lifespan for Tulsa residents than anywhere else in Oklahoma. These alarming statistics underpin the necessity for expanding affordable and effective behavioral health treatment for Oklahomans in need.
From 2015 – 2018, more than 1300 newborns tested positive for substance exposure in the womb.
In 2014, Oklahoma was ranked number one in the abuse of painkiller drugs.
In 2016, there were 899 drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma which represents a 68% increase from 2007.
Every day there are 600 to 800 people on waiting lists for inpatient treatment services.
“This is a crisis that’s affecting our entire country and impacting every industry, every sector, every social class and every state. We have seen prescription rates and opioid overdoses skyrocket, especially in Oklahoma,”
Reggie Whitten, founder of Fighting Addiction Through Education, 2018 (source)
2016 Fatal Drug Overdoses in Oklahoma
IOP for Drug Treatment
As a part-time treatment program, IOP allows a larger degree of flexibility than residential treatment. IOP is designed to accommodate work and life responsibilities with your recovery, offering individuals the chance to learn recovery-related skills while practicing them in daily life. No matter the type of substance used, patients will be admitted as long as they are medically detoxed and abstinent from substance use, along with meeting other admissions criteria.
1/3 of People Who are Treated for Alcohol Problems Have No Further Symptoms 1 Year Later
IOP For Alcohol Treatment
Ongoing support is vital following the decision to get sober. Many individuals in recovery find that enrolling in an intensive outpatient program helps to reduce the chance of relapse and improves the odds of swift recovery in case relapse does occur. With alcohol being such a prevalent substance in society, it can be difficult staying sober without the assistance of peers and professionals to offer guidance. IOP can be an ideal treatment option for those who require a less intensive program than residential treatment.
By age 19, roughly 1 in 6 Oklahoman children will have experienced at least four adverse childhood experiences, such as witnessing domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, or the loss of a family member due to incarceration. In fact, Oklahoma is among the highest ranked in the nation when it comes to percentage of children who have experienced more than two adverse childhood experiences by age 17.
By age 19, 1 in 6 Oklahoma children experience at least four adverse childhood experiences.
“This dual burden on Tulsa’s children and youth and on people living with mental illness and addiction largely explains why mental health and well-being are so low in Tulsa… programs are not adequately supported to deliver prevention and early intervention services.”
Part of Tulsa’s solution to the enormity of the problem in Oklahoma is the development of Community Response Teams, a collaboration among the Tulsa Police and Fire Departments, Family and Children’s Services, and Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES). The response teams integrate mental health professionals with first responders to adequately assess the mental health needs of Oklahoma residents at the scene of incidents. Learn more about CRT’s here.
“Our state came in with a naloxone program at a really important time that served as an important safety net…to be able to save lives, (has been) really critical.”
– Jessica Hawkins, Prevention Director at the Oklahoma DMHSAS, 2017 (source)
Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution
The Community Action Network and Think Smart Oklahoma have partnered with several organizations to provide Oklahomans with the latest information surrounding Naloxone availability. Increasing access to naloxone-containing products such as Narcan can help reduce fatal overdoses and raise awareness about opioid abuse. Naloxone should be administered following an opioid-involved overdose. It works by removing opioids from the brain’s receptors and prevents the suppression of breathing. Oklahomans can get more information on Narcan availability by texting Naloxone to 55155.
In the last 12 years, deaths from oxycodone and hydrocodone have quadrupled while the in the last 3 years combined more than 2,684 Oklahomans have been killed by some sort of opioid overdose. In an effort to help stem the tide of addiction-related devastation, an organization named FATE (Fighting Addiction Through Education) has released “Killing Pain”, a seven-part documentary series on the opioid addiction epidemic within the state. FATE aims to end the crisis through ongoing education about the scope of the problem and the kinds of solutions it will take to help. They worked with government leaders, business leaders, law enforcement, and addiction experts in order to craft this documentary, drawing on investigative journalism and interviews with experts to accurately tell the story.
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