Narcotics tend to get more attention, but alcohol and nicotine remain the mind-altering chemicals of choice for most Oklahomans. Nearly half of all state residents above the age of 11 consumed alcohol and about a third used tobacco products, according to a 2012 federal survey of drug use in America.
|Substance Use in Oklahoma||Percent of Population 12 and Older|
|Alcohol use in past month||46.2|
|Tobacco product use in past month||35.1|
|Cigarette use in past month||30|
|Binge alcohol consumption in past month*||21.8|
|Marijuana use in past year||10.4|
|Illicit drug use in past month**||8.4|
|Marijuana use in past month||6|
|Nonmedical use of painkillers in past year||5.2|
|Illicit drug use other than marijuana in past month||3.7|
|Alcohol dependence in past year||3.3|
|Cocaine use in past year||1.3|
|Illicit drug dependence in past year||1.6|
*Five or more drinks on the same occasion.
**Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, nonmedical use of prescribed narcotics.
Source: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration