Fundraiser to help fight substance abuse in Oklahoma

Fighting Addiction Through Education, or FATE, will hold a fundraising dinner on Oct. 25. FATE tries to reduce substance abuse in Oklahoma.
by Ken Raymond Modified: October 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm •  Published: October 16, 2012
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Substance abuse costs all Oklahomans, not just addicts and their families.

“About $7 billion a year is spent in Oklahoma dealing with the fallout from substance abuse issues,” said Jim Priest, executive director of Fighting Addiction Through Education, Inc. “It affects our economy; it ruins people's lives, and of course it's a killer.

“Hundreds of...

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by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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