Addiction articles from NewsOK

  • The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Jenni Carlson column

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    EL RENO – Tyrone Lewis made a decision as a freshman at El Reno. He let people know about it, too. “I’m going to be the head coach here,” he would say. It was a quite a proclamation for a kid who’d done anything to get kicked out of school only a few years earlier. Pick a fight. Talk back. He...

  • History review: Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg and Iwo Jima, by Alexander Rose

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Alexander Rose asserts that a single question is at the heart of Men of War, his latest book: “What’s it like being in a battle?” In an attempt to answer that question, he explores the combat experiences of American soldiers who fought in three major battles over a span of more than 150 years....

  • Ex-drug lab chemist may have tainted thousands of cases

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought, according to newly released court documents. Now, defense lawyers are calling for an...

  • Entertainment events in and around Oklahoma City

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    A BERRY GOOD TIME MCLOUD — The McLoud Blackberry Festival opens at 10 a.m. Friday at the McLoud High School Athletic Complex, 12780 W Seikel Blvd. Events on Friday and Saturday include live music, a casual wear competition and fireworks and, of course, blackberries, featured in a baking...

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    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

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  • Cowboys linebacker McClain suspended four games for substance abuse

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain for the first four games in 2015, saying McClain violated the league’s substance abuse policy. McClain already faced a four-game fine for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, and his latest failed drug test lead to this...

  • Q&A: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on justice reform

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world, even as crime rates continue to drop. Of the 2.2 million inmates incarcerated in the U.S., 57 percent are in state prisons and 33 percent are in local jails, costing states billions of dollars. Between 1986 and 2012, state spending on...

  • Treatment Court: Judicial recourse for addicts

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA — Angela Kaye’s trip to drug addiction started when she used marijuana and alcohol as a teen. It escalated to prescription drug abuse, led to heroin use, petty crime and jail time, and ended in a Delaware County courtroom. “Treatment Court saved my life,” said Kaye, 31, of Upper...

  • Carli Lloyd maintains focus amid star turn

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    For years, intense meditation has been part of Carli Lloyd’s soccer game, as important as all of her emphasis on fitness. Getting alone in a room, finding the moment, the big moment in a game, conjuring up scenarios that include the ball on her foot. On Tuesday night when she was about to take...

  • Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it — but it has left her family hurt and angry. The singer's...

  • WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring. The Stamford-based company, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in...

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    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

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  • Advocates seek restoration of law offering OD protections

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The expiration of a law that protects Rhode Islanders who call 911 to assist drug overdose victims will lead to more senseless drug overdose deaths, public health advocates said Wednesday. The good Samaritan law, which offered limited immunity from drug charges for those...

  • New Orleans considers new downtown homeless shelter

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A coalition is developing plans for raising $7 million to build a homeless shelter in downtown New Orleans. The group is led by the Downtown Development District. Kurt Weigle, president and CEO of the Downtown Development District, tells Times-Picayune...

  • Methadone clinic closing in Duluth

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A methadone clinic that's been operating in Duluth for several years while it appealed the loss of its license is closing. The Minnesota Department of Human Services revoked the license of the Lake Superior Treatment Center in 2012 after citing it for numerous and repeated...

  • Alamogordo halfway house to remain open despite lawsuit

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo halfway house previously named in a sexual-assault lawsuit and no longer associated with the New Mexico Department of Corrections is remaining open. New Life Recovery House owner Vickie Clark said Wednesday that despite the negative publicity around a...

  • Pregnant inmate is denied release to heroin treatment program

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Santa Fe County jail inmate Ashley Mae Roybal, who is eight months’ pregnant, will not be released to a drug treatment program to await the birth of her child, a judge ruled Tuesday. Her attorney, Michael Jones, argued that the accused burglar, whom lawyers have said is also a possible...

  • Oklahoma's mental health triage system doesn't do it any favors

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Treatment of mental health and addiction problems in Oklahoma can be an issue, especially if you don’t have the money to pay for treatment. At state-funded treatment facilities, many people who seek care get little or, oftentimes, no help at all. Oklahoma’s state-subsidized system can’t afford...

  • Local barrel racer can't get horse to feel the love at Greeley Stampede rodeo

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Hannah Montey is a hometown girl all the way. And the Eaton resident wanted to do well in front of the hometown crowd Tuesday night. However, her horse wasn’t feeling the home cooking at Stampede Arena. Montey and her horse, Bugs, had a time of 19.00 seconds in the barrel racing event of the...

  • A plea for clean sheets at homeless shelter brings out true fabric of readers

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    CHICAGO — Some days, it’s hard to follow the news without becoming angry or cynical. The violence, corruption and ridiculous things that people fight about can color our world view in an ugly way. So when I recently challenged readers to help Chicago’s homeless, a small part of me was afraid...

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nDepth Fighting Back: Brandon's Story

When Reggie Whitten's oldest son, Brandon, died after in a motorcycle crash in which prescription pain-killers and alcohol were a motivating factor, his life was destroyed. But in those darkest moments he found a small...

nDepth: A Thousand Hail Marys to Florida

I've walked down this hall too many times. So much trepidation. I hear my heart in my head. Will he be dead this time? Today I see his chest rise and fall. There is hope. "Get up! Get up right now!" I'm screaming at my...