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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.”

Ease the pain

Dr. Hal Vorse Credit: Mark Hancock In 2009, 83 percent of drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma were attributed to prescription drugs as compared to 17 percent of the overdoses related to street drugs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.2 million emergency room visits in Oklahoma that year were related to

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