February 7, 2014

Non-Medical Use of Painkillers

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Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 states in non-medical use of prescription painkillers, according to a 2012 federal survey. The state’s heaviest abuse rate was among 18-to-25-year-olds, at 10.9 percent.

(% of persons age 12 and above)
Arkansas5.8
Oregon5.7
Indiana5.6
Delaware5.4
New Mexico5.4
Arizona5.4
Nevada5.3
Oklahoma5.2
Rhode Island5.2
Alabama5.2
U.S. average4.6
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration