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Annette Jacobi was recently named the director of Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, which oversees the state’s Child Death Review Board. | Photo Laura Eastes

The new director of Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth sees unique opportunities for the agency

The new director of Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth sees unique opportunities for the agency

The new director of Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth sees unique opportunities for the agency that serves as a watchdog group for child welfare.

Locals can bring their unwanted prescriptions to seven pharmacies, including Edmond’s Creative Care Pharmacy, for safe disposal. (Photo Laura Eastes)

In Oklahoma, where the misuse and abuse of opioids is an escalating crisis, safe disposal is key to prevention

Seven pharmacies in the metro area have MedSafe drug disposal bins.

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Oklahoma Gazette‘s Forty Under 40 Class of 2017: Event Photos

 

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Oklahoma Gazette‘s Forty Under 40 Class of 2017

Oklahoma Gazette Announces Forty Under 40 Class of 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gazette (OKG) hosted the Forty Under 40 Class of 2017 Awards Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Vast 2 on the 50th Floor of Devon Tower. The evening provided guests and honorees an opportunity to meet and learn more about each other while taking in

Sharon Smith and Marlon Smith protest proposed cuts to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Oklahoma Capitol last week. (Photo Laura Eastes)

Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies

Without a state budget solution, funding cuts pose challenges for mental health consumers, their families and local agencies.

Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse an overdose, is available for sale at many pharmacies without a prescription and can be obtained at no cost at seven treatment centers in Oklahoma City. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

Saving someone from a prescription pill overdose is as easy as knowing about naloxone

Saving someone from a prescription pill overdose is as easy as knowing about
naloxone.

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.”

Close photo of prescription bottle for Hydrocodone tablets and pills on wooden table for opioid epidemic illustration

As the opioid epidemic continues, Oklahomans require better support systems

Mental health and drug dependence treatment options would help pull Oklahomans away from addiction.

Former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren and John D. Harper listen as Julie Knutson speaks as The Oklahoma Academy released its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020 Jan. 23 at the state Capitol. | Photo Laura Eastes

The Oklahoma Academy releases its Strategic Public Policy Goals for 2017-2020

The organization’s goals focus on fixing the state’s budget issues and building a stronger Oklahoma.

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