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Charlotte Lankard: It is a good thing for teenage addicts of alcohol or drugs to complete a rehabilitation program. It is just as important they get support following that experience to maintain their sobriety and to complete their high school education.
BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD Published: September 10, 2012

To know more, go to, phone 843-2402 or visit 720 W Wilshire Blvd, Suite 101-A, where you will meet one of my favorite people — Executive Director Janet Oden. Assessments are free. Individual, group and family counseling is available. Weekend social activities for teens and families are ongoing.

On Oct. 9, the Oklahoma Outreach Foundation will host a fundraiser. Keynote speaker for the event will be former NBA and Boston Celtic star Chris Herren, whose career and life have been affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Tickets are available. Donations are tax deductible.

Teenage drug and alcohol abuse is not a problem that affects one family. It affects our community. You can help by supporting this organization, which believes with love, perseverance and a strong knowledge of the disease of addiction, families can heal.

Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Email her at


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