More than 1,800 people died in Oklahoma from opioid overdose from 2013 to 2016.

Though the state’s unintentional overdose death rate involving prescription opioids decreased by 28 percent from 2007 to 2016, prescription opioids are the most common substance involved in unintentional overdoses, according to data from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Preliminary data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February suggests overdose deaths increased by 12 percent in Oklahoma from 2016 to 2017. The number rose from 752 to 844, preliminary data shows.

Oklahoma has 77 counties. Here is a breakdown of the 20 counties with the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths: (Click here to get the data for all counties)

No. 20 Sequoyah County


No. 19 McCurtain County: 


No. 18 Jefferson County


No. 17 Carter County


No. 16 Wagoner County


No. 15 Cotton County


No. 14 Alfalfa County


No. 13 Pawnee County


No. 12 Cherokee County


No. 11 Love County


N0. 10 LeFlore County


N0. 9 Muskogee County


No. 8 Murray County


No. 7 Woods County


No. 6 Beckham County


No. 5 Bryan County


No. 4 Atoka County


No. 3 Blaine County


No. 2 Choctaw County


No. 1 Pushmataha County


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