Tag Archives: Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

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

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

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.

Under 18, No Tobacco sign, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Rate of tobacco sales to minors continues to climb

According to a CDC report, one in three cancer deaths could be avoided if no one smoked cigarettes.

Mental Health Association Oklahoma Executive Director, Michael Brose, near the liveing room inside the OKC Drop in Center.  mh

Local nonprofits feel the effects of statewide budget cuts

Budget cuts affect nonprofits that provide mental health, historic preservation, arts, prison ministry and education services.

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Oklahoma Conference of Churches’ annual dinner is Thursday

Oklahoma Conference of Churches holds it annual dinner and hands out ecumenist, interfaith and community service awards.

Flower arrangements with cards in memory of people who have died of perscription drug overdose during an International Overdose Awareness Day rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Prescription painkiller epidemic on the rise in Oklahoma

Deaths due to the prescription painkiller epidemic in the state spark a rally at the state capitol and a call to action.

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