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It only takes a little to lose a lot.
Of the more than 700 unintentional poisoning deaths in Oklahoma each year, six out of ten involve at least one prescription drug. Prescription opioids are the most common class of drugs involved in overdose deaths in Oklahoma (involved in 85% of prescription drug-related overdose deaths). More overdose deaths involve prescription opioids than all illicit drugs combined.
Although there have been great strides in raising awareness about the dangers of prescription drugs, many people are still unaware that the misuse or abuse of prescription drugs can be as dangerous as the use of illegal drugs, leading to addiction and even death.
Learn more about how to prevent an overdose.
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