Percentage of Admissions for State-funded Substance Abuse Treatment for Heroin
Heroin use is on the rise across Oklahoma, as is the number of individuals seeking treatment for heroin use. In 2017, Oklahoma reported 57 heroin-related deaths, an increase of nearly 63% over 2016. Although the data is scary, the treatment for opioid use disorder has improved with options like medication-assisted treatment.
Tulsa County shows a higher percentage of admissions to ODMHSAS-funded substance abuse services attributed to primary heroin use than the percentage for Oklahoma County, and twice as high as the Oklahoma statewide percentage. Across all three regions, the percentage of total admissions attributed to heroin increased nearly every year.
10 Year Plan Connection: Action Area 3 “Integrate Mental Health into the Health Care System”