Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevalence for Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has some of the highest rates for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders. Based on 2012 data, Oklahoma ranks 3rd (22.4%) in the nation for rates of Any Mental Illness1. Also, for rates of Any Substance Abuse Disorders, Oklahoma ranks 2nd in the nation at 11.9%. This means that between 700,000 and 950,0002 adult Oklahomans need services; most are not receiving the care they need to fully recover from their illnesses. Approximately 195,000 Oklahomans received ODMHSAS services in FY15.

The Prevalence estimates provided by the Federal government are not provided at a county level, only at a state level. Any county estimates are based on the number of individuals in a county, then multipled by the statewide estimate. Therefore, we are unable to know the difference in the Prevalence rates by county.


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2The prevalence rates are calculated each year by SAMHSA. These rates can change each year, many times due to sampling methodologies.