Oregon Substance Abuse Statistics
The Oregon state page provides you with a quick overview of issues relating to drug and alcohol addiction, Oregon substance abuse statistics, and OR drug rehab centers.
It should be noted that these Oregon substance abuse statistics are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.
In 2007-2008, Oregon ranked first among all states for rates of use in several drug categories
- According to the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), there were 46,629 people who went to drug and alcohol rehabs in Oregon in 2010.
- Oregon has consistently ranked among the highest ten states for several measures of use and abuse of alcohol and other substances in two age groupings: age 12 and older and age 26 and older.
- According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), the number of drug and alcohol treatment facilities has declined slightly between 2002 and 2006, from 232 facilities to the current 224 facilities.
- Across the last 13 years, there has been a steady decline in the number of admissions mentioning alcohol or cocaine as an abused substance and concomitant increases in the mentions of marijuana and heroin.
- In 2007-2008, Oregon ranked first among all states for rates of use in several drug categories: past-month use of illicit drugs other than marijuana among persons aged 12-17; past-year non-medical use of pain relievers among young adults aged 18-25; and past-month illicit drug use among persons 26 and older.
- Approximately 12% of Oregon residents reported past-month use of illicit drugs; the national average was 8%.
In 2010, there were 14,729 people who went to treatment for alcohol abuse and dependence and another 10,189 who went for alcohol combined with a secondary drug.
There was a reported 4,218 people who went to treatment for heroin. 62.3% were male and 37.7% were female and the largest population abusing heroin were people 21-25 years of age.
The data shows that marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in the state of Oregon. There were 8,014 people who went to drug treatment for marijuana dependence in 2010. 40.9% of those admitted into treatment were between 12-17 years old.
6,558 people entered drug and alcohol rehabs for amphetamines in 2010. The largest population that abused amphetamines was 26-30 year olds with 49.3% being male and 50.7% being female.
2,408 individuals were admitted into treatment for opiates, not including heroin. This number has doubled within the last five years as the growing number of people who are dependent on prescription drugs is increasing nationally.
As a direct consequence of drug use, 564 persons died in Oregon in 2007. This is compared to the number of persons in Oregon who died from motor vehicle accidents (490) and firearms (387) in the same year.
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