Recently, the Oklahoma State Justice Department succeeded in coming to a settlement with drugmaker Allergan and pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart. The settlement came out to about $226 million, funds that Oklahoma won from the four corporations for their harmful role in advancing the opioid epidemic. This settlement is a victory for Oklahoma, as the Sooner State has been one of the states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, especially regarding prescription opioid addiction.
Methamphetamine overdose deaths have tripled across the United States. A drug that was not often flagged as the cause of death in drug use cases is now a life-threatening substance. And in the state of Oklahoma, it’s the #1 killer.
Indigenous tribes across the nation have made national headlines for officially labeling opioid overdose deaths as national emergencies. Indigenous tribes such as the Blackfeet of Montana and the Cherokee of Oklahoma are just two of the latest tribal nations to announce that opioid addiction is a crisis-level emergency within their tribal lands.
Oklahoma may seem like a peaceful, sun-filled land of rolling hills and prairies. But this area also struggles with a severe drug problem. It is a public health crisis that affects cities and rural communities alike.
Canadian, Oklahoma is a community that has been challenged by drug and alcohol abuse for decades. It has suffered from the negative impacts that alcohol abuse and harder drug use including methamphetamine and crack cocaine can have on a small town.
In the fifty-plus years that Narconon has been helping people recover from the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse, we come across people with the biggest hearts and smiles. Narconon graduates Rianna and JR are prime examples of those big hearts and smiles.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed an executive proclamation placing State Question 788 on the June 26 2018 primary election ballot. Yet, is Cannabis safe?
Drug withdrawal is a necessary, but difficult part of addiction treatment. There are many symptoms that can be produced from withdrawal, which are similar to those in mineral deficiencies.
Drug addiction is difficult to overcome, but it can be done with the right rehab program and the support of those who wish to see you succeed.
Drug education is important for anyone, but especially for young boys and girls. Recently, the McAlester Boys and Girls Club of America received an important talk about drugs and helped them understand the need to refrain from drug use.