OKLAHOMA teen drug statistics


Thursday, November 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Adolescent substance abuse in Oklahoma
[Information from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services]

  • In Oklahoma, nearly 15,000 adolescents are chemically dependent
  • The top three drugs of choice for adolescents are
    • Alcohol
    • Marijuana
    • Methamphetamine

  • Methamphetamine use among Oklahoma teens has increased 80% in the past two years

The Oklahoma Department of Education, Title IV incident report for 1999-2000, notes the following related directly to the possession, sale or use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs at school:
  • 6,417 students (elementary, middle, and high school) were referred for disciplinary action
  • 2,819 students received out of school suspensions
  • 1,931 students received in school suspensions
  • 1,158 students were expelled
  • 861 students were placed in alternative education
  • 416 students were arrested

Juvenile drug related arrests
[Information provided by Office of Juvenile Affairs]
 Year    Arrests   
1991494
1992606
1993776
19941,167
19951,416
19961,604
19971,919
19982,007
19991,993
20002,072

In fiscal year 2001
3,115 children and adolescents received substance abuse services statewide
  • Treatment services 1,501
  • Intervention services 1,079
  • Evaluation/referral 535