Let’s find a solution for our state's prescription drug abuse problem. Join us in the fight against addiction and look for our next Addicted Oklahoma installment on April 12.

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Interactive map: Fatal drug overdoses by county


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A note from Kelly Dyer Fry
Editor and Vice President of News

Here at The Oklahoman, we are dedicated to making Oklahoma a better place to live, work and raise a family. As you just read, our state has one of the nation's biggest problems with prescription drug abuse. We partnered with Oklahoma Watch to find the gaps in our system, and we’re asking you to work with us to persuade our leaders to find a better solution.
You can do this by:

• Visiting the Oklahoma House website to find your legislative representative and let them know
why this is important.

• Share this page
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• Use the hashtag #AddictedOklahoma

• Join the Facebook group Oklahoma’s Addiction and Mental Health Community to talk with others who are going through or have experienced the same issues.

Join us in the fight against addiction.
Together, we can make a difference.

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Addicted Oklahoma: The numbers behind the epidemic

View infographics about the prescription drug problem in Oklahoma.

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