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OKG Newsletter


Topic: substance abuse

Ease the pain

Prescription drug abuse reaches epidemic proportions in Oklahoma.


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Carmel Perez Snyder
Five years after being lauded for establishing one of the first Prescription Monitoring Programs in the nation, Oklahoma recently garnered another distinction. The state is second only to Alabama in the highest use of prescription painkillers, according to a pharmacy benefit-management firm called Express Scripts And painkiller abuse in the state is having lethal consequences.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sober school

A unique program offers school for teens recovering from substance abuse.


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Kent Anderson
In an unmarked building on an ordinary corner in northwest Oklahoma City, learning is taking place. Healing happens here, too.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Losing bet

Oklahoma’s casino gaming has exploded, but funding of gambling addiction programs hasn’t kept pace.


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C.G. Niebank
Although addicted gamblers in Oklahoma are estimated to number well more than 100,000, only $750,000 is allotted by the state to treat the problem. As the number of problem gamblers grows, those charged with administering treatment are tasked with doing more and more with only allocated portions of that yearly $750,000.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nettled neighbors

A planned substance-abuse rehab center on N.W. First Street stirs up controversy.


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Tim Farley
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center will soon be built on the western outskirts of downtown Oklahoma City, but some residents and business owner remain leery about the project.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
 
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