Oklahoma Drug Rehab
Methamphetamine from Mexico continues to be the primary drug of choice (other than marijuana) in Oklahoma, particularly the solid form (crystal) of methamphetamine has become more prevalent. Caucasian males and females are equally the primary users. Over the past several years, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed numerous laws regarding methamphetamine and its precursor chemicals. These include additional penalties for manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of minors; possessing or distributing methamphetamine in the vicinity of schools, public parks, public pools or on a marked school bus; and for tampering with anhydrous ammonia equipment. The ‘‘Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005’’ (CMEA) – The CMEA was signed into law on March 9, 2006 to regulate, among other things, retail over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine products. Retail provisions of the CMEA include daily sales limits and 30-day purchase limits, placement of product out of direct customer access, sales logbooks, customer ID verification, employee training, and self-certification of regulated sellers.
There are currently Twenty-two drug courts operating in the state of Oklahoma with eleven more in the planning stages. According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, there are currently 148 drug and alcohol treatment centers operating in the state of Oklahoma.
Marijuana is readily available in all areas of Oklahoma. Marijuana is the main illegal drug of abuse in the state. 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.
For help with Drug or Alcohol Addiction in Oklahoma please call:
Department of MH & SA Services
1200 NE 13th 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 53277
Oklahoma City OK 73152-3277