Tag Archives: alcohol

August Rivera, Executive Director at Eagle Ridge Institute, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Addiction poses threat to Oklahoma teens

Addiction poses threat to Oklahoma teens

The health department and local officials and organizations help teens struggling with addiction through programs and prevention tactics.

Joseph J. Johnston, CEO, and Edie Nayfa, Executive VP Clinical Services at Catalyst Behavioral Services, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Nonprofit at forefront of opioid epidemic uses treatments that help reduce job loss, incarceration and family strife

“If you are worried about getting into treatment, this is the easy way in,” Nayfa said. “It’s keeping families together. It’s keeping people employed. It’s keeping people out of the criminal justice system. It is pretty amazing what treatment can do.”

An employee walks past beer selection at Poncho's Liquortown.  mh

Alcohol reform is still underway at the state Capitol

Proposed bills include changes to taxes, the number of liquor licenses someone may have and stores opening on Sundays.

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Commentary: State questions require voter diligence

Oklahoma’s state questions affect our everyday lives and must be carefully considered before Election Day.

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The fight against opioids continues

State agencies and nonprofit groups focus on preventing overdose deaths and safely disposing of painkillers.

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OSU student studies effects of alcohol and hookah use

Elly Leavens was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for her research project.

Ben Childers pours a growler of beer at Anthem Brewing Company in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A new law changes the rules in local taprooms

Senate Bill 424 allows local breweries to sell full-strength brews directly to consumers.

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