Addiction articles from NewsOK

  • Gambling addicts often skilled at disguising behavior

    Updated: 56 min ago

    It is estimated that there are 6 million gambling addicts in the U.S. The social and economic effects of problem gambling are difficult to measure, because many addicts are skilled at disguising their behavior. However, experts know pathological gamblers have higher rates of divorce, suicide,...

  • La Frontera in talks about future

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The CEO of the Arizona-based nonprofit La Frontera said the organization is nearing a decision on whether it will continue to offer behavioral health services in southern New Mexico, a decision that could lead another provider to assume control of Alamogordo's former Counseling Center. La...

  • Broomfield Youth Recognition Awards honor teens who conquer obstacles and improve their lives

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Being a teenager can be rough. Yet some teens have gone up against challenges of which adults can only dream. That's where the Broomfield Youth Recognition Awards come in. On April 11, nine students will receive the awards for their hard work improving their lives in the face of depression,...

  • The latest on House budget vote: Final budget passes

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    4:30 p.m.: The House voted 212-161 for final passage of an $11.2 billion, two-year state budget, sending the bill to the Senate. Voting on the various amendments to the budget lasted more than six hours Wednesday as Democrats tried to restore cuts to many health services, including those for...

  • Shatterproof open house event set for Oklahoma City

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Shatterproof Challenge, a rappelling event that strives to end the stigma of addiction and raises funding for the prevention, treatment and recovery of the disease, is coming to Oklahoma City. At the open house, organizers will share information about the Shatterproof Challenge and how the...

  • Carlsbad mental health care transitions to new providers

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CARLSBAD >> Management of Carlsbad's mental health services officially transitions to two new providers today, but patients should see little change in care. Turquoise Health and Wellness, Carlsbad's main source for mental health treatment, announced in January that it would pull out of...

  • Winners of annual PAPME writing, photo contests announced

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors announced winners of the group's annual writing and photo contests Wednesday. Cash awards will be presented to the first-place winners at the Pennsylvania Press Conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on May 29. Judges also...

  • Woman sent to prison for setting fire to homeless camp

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to setting fire to a homeless camp in Athens has been sentenced to prison. The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1air0Vd) that 45-year-old Carole Rayeanne Childers-Queen received a 20-year sentence for the 2013 fire under an Athens bridge...

  • Boom in Latino Evangelical churches underscores growing population

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SAN JOSE — When Alvaro Urbina first walked into the Jubilee Christian Church, his marriage was in crisis and his daughter gravely ill. A Mexican immigrant who came to the United States in 1993, he was desperate for a place he could feel at home. “People came up to me and said, ‘Welcome’ and I...

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs prescription monitoring bill

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Tuesday to help reduce drug abuse and overdose deaths by requiring that doctors check a patient database before prescribing highly addictive medication. House Bill 1948, the first piece of legislation signed this year, will go into effect on Nov. 1. Physicians...

  • La Frontera officials to make decision about future in New Mexico after meetings this week

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LAS CRUCES >> A series of meetings about La Frontera's future in southern New Mexico is taking place this week among key officials involved in Medicaid-funded behavioral health care. Officials with Arizona-based La Frontera and the state said they expect the outcome of the sessions to determine...

  • Autism bill passes Ga. Senate; House backs trafficking fines

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Tuesday, the penultimate working day of the 2015 legislative session. By law, the session runs 40 days. Lawmakers must adjourn by midnight Thursday. The Senate had a packed calendar, and so did the House. Here's a look at some of...

  • BC-GA--Georgia News Digest 10 pm, GA

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in Georgia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org. News Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org....

  • New trial for man convicted of killing wife's grandma in '87

    Yesterday

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile supporters including writers Arthur Miller and William...

  • Fallin signs Oklahoma prescription drug database bill

    Yesterday

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Doctors in Oklahoma will be required to check a prescription drug database before prescribing certain addictive drugs under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Mary Fallin. After the Senate voted 35-10 for the bill, Fallin held a hastily called signing ceremony for...

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs prescription monitoring bill

    Yesterday

    Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill Tuesday to require doctors to check a patient database before prescribing addictive drugs. House Bill 1948, the first piece of legislation she signed this year, will go into effect on Nov. 1. It is intended to help reduce drug addiction and overdose deaths by...

  • Capitol Greetings

    Yesterday

    Last week I wrote about what I consider to be fiscally irresponsible behavior of our State government. I think most people would agree that if you find yourself in a hole that you don’t want to be in, the best thing to do is simply quit digging deeper. But we are in a hole, and are continuing to...

  • Utah travel agent sentenced in band trip theft case

    Yesterday

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Utah travel agent has been sentenced to more than five years in prison and ordered to repay almost $300,000 to an Arkansas high school band that was intended to go toward a trip to Hawaii. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/19FcQwd ) reports that while in Las...

  • ‘Pretty Woman’ at 25, seen through a different lens

    Yesterday

    The 25th anniversary of “Pretty Woman” marked 25 years in which I had never seen it. When the movie first came out, the premise sounded so repugnant that I couldn’t bring myself to watch it. A rom-com about prostitution! A john as knight in shining armor! Beauty, romance, laughs! No, thank...

  • BC-GA--Georgia News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, GA

    Yesterday

    Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Georgia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org. News Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or...



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