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State of addiction: Recovering Tulsa addict praises Drug Court

A second chance at Drug Court saved Marsha Patton's life.
By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World Modified: March 14, 2012 at 5:36 am •  Published: March 14, 2012
A second chance at Drug Court saved Marsha Patton's life.

Patton, 51, started taking prescription pills for pain and stress and, within a period of five years, ended up a heroin junkie.

The suburban grandmother of two worked in banking and catering before drugs took over her life and landed her in prison. Addiction was never part of her life plan.

The implementation of community sentencing courts during the past decade have helped thousands of nonviolent Oklahoman offenders get treatment and stay out of prison.

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