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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

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.”

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The fight against opioids continues

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

Mark Woodward poses for a photo at the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Thursday, April 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

420: Data shows marijuana isn’t Oklahoma’s problem drug

Though marijuana is a hot topic in Oklahoma, the state’s most dangerous drugs aren’t necessarily found on the street.

Open-and-shut?

See update Dec. 20 update: UPDATE: Court unseals Ed Shadid’s divorce records When asked about the records, acquired from Gazette sources, Shadid said he is ready for the anticipated public reaction later this week if the full divorce file is unsealed. “But I don’t want (ex-wife) Dina (Hammam) or the children to be hurt. I don’t

Drinking Games / From the Head

Not the psychological thriller it pegs itself as being, Drinking Games takes place largely in a college dorm room the night of Snowmageddon, the big party before winter break. Richard (Blake Merriman, who wrote it) is writing a paper and dealing with a family tragedy, whereas his roommate, Shawn (Nick Vergara), wants to use their

Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream — Tom Folsom

Folsom traces the life of Dennis Hopper through its four distinct phrases: Kansas farm boy, Method actor/James Dean worshipper, pharmaceutical madman, comeback kid. That he had a fourth at all continues to amaze me, especially after reading all the details. The kinder, gentler Hopper was hardly one to shy away from admitting his battles with

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