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Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Alcohol and Drug Addiction is a disease characterized by compulsive, uncontrolled consumption of alcohol or other mood-altering drugs.  It is a very dangerous disease of mind and body.  It is an epidemic disease throughout the world.  If unchecked, it can lead to early death.

In Oklahoma, chemical dependency is the number one medical and mental health problem.

   More than 200,000 Oklahomans have drinking and/or drug problems.
   Between 30% and 40% of Oklahoma's chemically dependent are women.
   Over 20% of all men and 25% of all women report alcohol/drugs a primary contributing cause of family problems.
   Over one-third of all women separated or divorced report being formerly married to an alcoholic or problem drinker.
   In almost 70% of spouse- and child-abuse cases, alcoholism is the primary contributing cause.
   Over half of all major crimes were committed while under the influence of drugs/alcohol.
   Alcohol or drugs are involved in almost 75% of the state's traffic deaths.
   28% of all intensive care unit admissions were for substance abuse.
   In the workplace, alcohol and drug abuse and addiction cost Oklahoma business and industry nearly $300,000,000 a year in lost production alone.

Despite these grim figures, significant progress is being made in the early identification and treatment of chemical dependency.  With effective treatment, victims and families do recover.  Through its assistance to clients and education programs Tri-City Substance Abuse Center provides an effective help to the afflicted and to the family members and positive programs to combat and avoid the disease.

Assistance is as near as the telephone (405) 382-1112   V/TDD

Related links to other recovery  sites:                Link to poetry, prayers, meetings, AA info     Link to 12-Step NA meetings and info                          Link to information on alcoholism              Relapse Prevention link      Voice chat and 12 step meeting link