The Invisibles: Parents Again, Caring for Children of the Addicted

Jan. 22, 2019

Oklahoma’s high rate of drug addiction has taken a heavy toll on families, including grandparents and great grandparents. In Dedra Ray’s case, her granddaughter’s drug addiction left Ray to spend retirement raising her great granddaughter….Read More on Oklahoma Watch


‘You Can Make It Out’: Readers Share Stories of Opioid Addiction and Survival

Dec 27, 2018

Every 11 minutes, another life in the United States is lost to an opioid overdose. The epidemic affects old and young, rich and poor. … Read More on The New York Times

A Doctor’s Guide to What to Read on the Opioid Crisis

Dec 17, 2018

Medical knowledge is evolving at warp speed, spinning out reams of new information into sound bites, articles and more … Read More on The New York Times

Quality ratings are coming to addiction treatment provider space

Dec 18, 2018

The nation’s addiction recovery centers will be rated by a patient advocacy group in an effort to better regulate … Read More on Modern Healthcare

Urine drug testing may be important in early phases of addiction treatment

Dec 20, 2018

A new study shows that urine drug testing can be a useful tool to treat patients with opioid use disorder in a primary care setting. … Read More on Science Daily

How to spot the signs of addiction in loved ones this holiday

Dec 19, 2018

Mental health counselor, Shannan Roberts, said holiday stress and loneliness can be a trigger for those who struggle with substance abuse. … Read More on Huntsville News19

Drugs of abuse: Identifying the addiction circuit

Dec 20, 2018

What is the difference in brain function between an addict and a person who takes a drug in a controlled manner? … Read More on Medical Press

The Christmas suit: The year addiction blew in for the holiday like a crazy uncle

Dec 23, 2018

On Christmas morning many years ago, I put on a man’s suit. I looked at the cotton dresses in my closet, all weepy woman frocks, and knew I would cry if I put one on. … Read More on The Los Angeles Times

A Visual Journey Through Addiction

Dec 18, 2018

Why do people start taking opioids and why can’t they stop? Through interviews with users and experts, … Read More on The New York Times

The Strongest Evidence Yet for a Highly Controversial Addiction Treatment

Dec 8, 2018

As overdose deaths have broken records year after year in the U.S., a group of researchers has looked around the world for new treatment options … Read More on The Atlantic

Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show

Dec 7, 2018

An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, … Read More on Fox 2 Now

Patrick Kennedy: Parity Still Needed for Mental Health, Addiction Care

Dec 7, 2018

NEW NATIONAL DATA SHOW a continued decline in life expectancy for Americans amid a rise in both drug overdose deaths and suicides. … Read More on U.S. News


Dec 9, 2018

Garrett Strickland is on a journey — one that is becoming increasingly common and sadly familiar. … Read More on The Buffalo News

57afd24e07562-imageHealing the wounds: Camp helps children and caregivers deal with addiction’s impact

Aug 13, 2016

How do you help a child who has bottled up a lifetime of fear and grief and only knows how to express it as anger? … Read More on Stillwater News Press

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May 21, 2016

Cindi and Todd Colburn have had guardianship of their granddaughter, Maleigha, since Maleigha was a year old because their daughter could not stay away … Read More on The New York Times

Stay alert for signs that a child is being abused

April 20, 2016

The good news is there is help through community programs such as Family Builders, Peaceful Family Solutions, Boys and Girls Club of … Read More on News OK

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January 7, 2016

A free camp is available for children ages 7 to 12 affected by addiction in their home or family. Peaceful Family Solutions will host the camp … Read More on News OK

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June 17, 2015

As a gaggle of kids splash, squeal and swim at Peaceful Family Solutions Children’s Camp, their ages, ethnicities and backgrounds seem to … Read More on News OK

Oklahoma medical news in brief

April 5, 2015

Peaceful Family Solutions, a new state nonprofit founded to break the family cycle of addiction, will provide a free camp for children ages 6 to … Read More on News OK

unnamedRefilling the nest: Limited help is available for empty nesters who agree to raise grandchildren in Oklahoma

July 21, 2014

The family recently reached out to Peaceful Family Solutions, a faith-based nonprofit that provides counseling and networking for grandparents … Read More on News OK