Methamphetamine, particularly crystal Methamphetamine, which is produced in Mexico and the Southwest United States, remains the principal drug of concern in the State of Oklahoma.
Cocaine, particularly crack Cocaine, is a significant problem in the urban areas of the state. Oklahoma also serves as a transshipment point for drugs being transported to the eastern United States via Interstates 40 and 44. Interstate 35 also provides a critical north-south transportation avenue for drug traffickers.
Cocaine: Cocaine continues to be readily available throughout Oklahoma. The Cocaine is transported from Texas and Mexico via commercial airlines and motor vehicles. Mexican poly-drug traffickers dealing in Marijuana and Methamphetamine bring some of the Cocaine into the state. Some of the Cocaine HCl is converted into crack Cocaine for sale at the retail level. The majority of the Cocaine purchased in the Oklahoma City area is transported in by local suppliers who travel to south Texas and Mexico return to distribute the product.
Heroin: Black Tar Heroin is available in limited quantities near the metropolitan areas in Oklahoma. It is rare to encounter brown or Colombian white Heroin. Demand for Heroin has declined in recent years. The majority of Heroin traffickers in Oklahoma receive their Heroin from Mexico. Most of the Heroin transported into Oklahoma is concealed in hidden compartments in passenger vehicles.
Methamphetamine: Methamphetamine from Mexico continues to be the primary drug of choice in Oklahoma, particularly the solid form (crystal) of Methamphetamine has become more prevalent. Most of the Methamphetamine in the state is brought in by Hispanic organizations via motor vehicles. An increase in the amount of crystal Methamphetamine has been seen over the past two years.
The number of local small “mom and pop” laboratories has declined significantly over the last two years. This decline is due primarily to the passage of Pseudoephedrine Control Laws in mid-2004. Since these laws were passed, the number of labs seized has decreased by approximately 90% in the State of Oklahoma. Over 90% of the labs seized since 2004 are non-operational: either a dump site or glassware only.
Marijuana: Marijuana is readily available in all areas of Oklahoma. Marijuana imported from Mexico is prevalent and is usually imported in combination with other illegal drugs being transported to Oklahoma and other states north and east. The majority of the Marijuana is imported from the southwest border via passenger vehicle and occasionally in freight vehicles. Mexican “Sensimilla”, usually found in “pressed/brick” form, is the most common type of Marijuana seen in Oklahoma, particularly in urban areas. Domestically produced Marijuana is also available in Oklahoma, though not as readily in recent years.
Prescription Drugs: The most popular pharmaceutical substances abused /diverted in Oklahoma are hydrocodone products. Oxycodone products as well as alprazolam, and phentermine are also often abused/diverted. Methadone is a pharmaceutical drug of abuse on the rise in Oklahoma. Much of the diversion is through indiscriminate prescribing by physicians , unscrupulous pharmacists, the passing of fraudulent prescriptions, doctor shopping, pharmacy break-ins, and hospital thefts. This is ample reason for Oklahoma drug rehab and Oklahoma drug detox attention state wide immediately.
Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products continues to be the most common drug of abuse/diversion. As indicated above, the primary methods of diversion are indiscriminate prescribing (Physicians issuing prescriptions for controlled substances without a legitimate medical need), pharmacists diverting controlled substances from pharmacies, “doctor shopping” (going to multiple physicians to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged /falsified prescriptions, and thefts. Methadone has recently been identified as a growing abuse problem in Oklahoma. This is ample reason for Oklahoma drug rehab and Oklahoma drug detox attention state wide immediately.
Alcoholism in the United States has become a real epidemic. Instead of treating drug addicts like criminals we believe people suffering from pain pill addiction, alcoholism and other drug addictions should have a comfortable drug detox to ensure long lasting sobriety and clean time. Addiction to pain killers can be one of the hardest addictions to treat and we believe that inpatient drug detox is the most effective way of dealing with prescription drug withdrawal.