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Oklahoma Tackles High Rate of Opioid Overdose in Medicaid Patients

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Oklahoma’s had it worse than a lot of other states in the years-long opioid epidemic facing America. The state has initiated several programs to help the situation but remains high on the list of states in the most trouble. However, in 2017, Medicaid will take one of the current programs to the next level in the hopes of making their prevention efforts more effective. more…

Why Drugs Are A Worse Idea In Oklahoma Than in Other States

Posted under Cocaine, Legal Issues, Methamphetamine, Oklahoma

prisonerNative Americans – the largest population of any state other than California – and with about 20 big name country music stars including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood. But there’s another aspect of Oklahoma which might be part of the inspiration for all those sad country song lyrics – the largest per capita prison population in the U.S. and with more than 50 percent in prison for drugs. Why are these numbers so much higher than in other parts of the U.S.? more…

Worried About Prescription Drugs? Do This to Reduce the Risk

Posted under Addiction Help, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Connecticut, Drug Addiction, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Prescription Drugs, Rhode Island

Prescription drugs are responsible for more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. These drugs are being abused by kids, parents, and even grandparents. Want to do to reduce the risk of a drug death in your family? Here is one of the greatest successes. more…

Addiction Help Q & A: Shouldn't Oklahoma Spend More Money on Treatment?

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Oklahoma, Treatment

Oklahoma has it bad. Drug and alcohol addiction in Oklahoma contributes to 85 percent of homicides, 80 percent of prison incarcerations and 75 percent of divorce, and costs the state about $5.8 billion a year – which is enough to get about 10% of the entire population of Oklahoma through a long-term residential drug rehab more…

Drug Addiction Treatment Stillwater, Oklahoma – OSU

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The O.S.U. student body needs some drug education and possibly drug addiction help. Nearly 10% of the students or 2000 of them showed up at O.S.U.’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center for assessments during the past year. Linda Meyers the centers coordinator said one in five admitted to taking Addrell, and that number is more more…