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. 1 Pushmataha County
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