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2012 Press Release and Other News


December 19, 2012
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services: Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events, Resource Links

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has compiled a list of resources to aid persons coping with violence and traumatic events. The following information is intended to assist with locating appropriate local services, along with suggested guidelines to help families address these issues.
 


12

12:Promises is the follow-up documentary to the powerful 2008 film 12: Is There Life After Rehab in Recovery? Research reveals that by age 12, many of our youth have started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. By age 16, almost twenty percent are drinking and/or using substances to the level of addiction. Both films feature honest, peer-to-peer testimonials of surviving those years and demonstrating that the sacrifices of recovery are worth it. 12: Promises examines the next step strategies and solutions to the problems confronting teens as they transition from the first steps of recovery into reestablishing their lives. The screenings will be followed by a moderated panel discussion of distinguished specialists and 12 cast members – young people in long term recovery.

Director: Fritz Kiersch 2008/2012 USA 75min. NR digital  


Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma, Sunbridge Counseling Program,  Presents Deneka Turney Cain J.D., Advocate General for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, "CONSUMER RIGHTS AND ETHICS." 

Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
RAPP CONFERENCE CENTER, 535 NW 9th St., Oklahoma City  |  4th Floor New Professional Building, St. Anthony Hospital Campus
Registration $60  |  Sunbridge Therapist $45

Psychologist  |  Social Workers  |  LPC  |  LMFT  


6th Annual Prevention & Recovery Conference

November 28-30, 2012

Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Convention Center
Norman, Oklahoma

Conference Brochure  |  Fax Registration  |  Exhibitor Registration


September 20, 2012
ODMHSAS Announces Expansion of Behavioral Health Crisis Services in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) today announced the award of two contracts intended to strengthen statewide behavioral health crisis services in Tulsa County and Southern Oklahoma.


August 20, 2012
An arts festival designed to showcase the works of people in recovery from addiction or mental illness is now soliciting entries. All forms of art, including original artwork, music, sculpture, poetry and writing, are being accepted for the first-ever Recovery in Action Arts Festival, to be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 107 State Dr. in Norman. The festival is open to crafters, as well, read more..


First Annual Consumer Conference, September 26, 2012
This conference is intended for consumers and providers of mental health and addiction services who want to know more about the variety of recovery supports in Oklahoma. Participants will increase their knowledge and be exposed to recovery tools and action oriented communities to build stronger recovery connections across the state. Register Today!!

 


August 2, 2012
A commission comprised of area health care leaders and decision-makers has created a master plan that will transform the way health care services for low-income, uninsured residents of Oklahoma County are planned, delivered, and coordinated, read more..

 


Prescription Medication Abuse and Treatment
News reports suggest that prescription medication abuse is among the country’s leading public health crises. National data indicate that in 2010, more than 7 million adults were current users of prescription medication including pain relievers, sedatives, and stimulants (CBHSQ, 2011). Among adults misusing prescription medication, more than 2 million meet the clinical criteria for dependence or abuse, read more...


June 18, 2012
SHARE Strengthening Hope And Resilience Everyday. We are asking you to share your story. We believe that: Stories have power! Sharing yours can spark Hope, Hearing others can change lives, and that Everyone has a story… most are just waiting to be told. We want people to have hope, that physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational recovery isn’t just possible…it’s a reality!!!  And we know that healing begins within and messages of survival and success are extremely powerful.  When people hear stories that are similar to their situation, it helps them to relate and can make all the difference in the healing process. Click here for more information.


May 23, 2012
ODMHSAS has released a new fact sheet on Adult Alcohol Use and Related Consequences in Oklahoma.  Learn more by contacting the department's Prevention Services Division at 405-522-3908 or visiting www.odmhsas.org.


May 22, 2012
ODMHSAS has released a new fact sheet on Prescription Drug Abuse, Misuse and Consequences Among Oklahoma.  Learn more by contacting the department's Prevention Services Division at 405-522-3908 or visiting www.odmhsas.org.


May 21, 2012
Underage Drinking Still a Concern in Oklahoma: National Prevention Week 2012
During National Prevention Week, May 20-26, parents are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of underage drinking – an activity that potentially could set a child up for a lifetime of addiction.


May 4, 2012
All Rise America! National Motorcycle Relay for Recovery Stopping in TULSA

May is National Drug Court Month, and All Rise America is trying to bring more attention to the success of Drug Courts and other treatment courts. This year marks the inaugural All Rise America! National Motorcycle Relay for Recovery: a first of its kind cross-country motorcycle relay celebrating the inspiring stories of transformation brought to bear every day in America’s Drug Courts.


May 4, 2012
All Rise America! National Motorcycle Relay for Recovery Stopping in OKC

May is National Drug Court Month, and All Rise America is trying to bring more attention to the success of Drug Courts and other treatment courts. This year marks the inaugural All Rise America! National Motorcycle Relay for Recovery: a first of its kind cross-country motorcycle relay celebrating the inspiring stories of transformation brought to bear every day in America’s Drug Courts.


May 4, 2012
All Rise America! National Motorcycle Relay for Recovery Stopping in CLINTON

May is National Drug Court Month, and All Rise America is trying to bring more attention to the success of Drug Courts and other treatment courts. This year marks the inaugural All Rise America! National Motorcycle Relay for Recovery: a first of its kind cross-country motorcycle relay celebrating the inspiring stories of transformation brought to bear every day in America’s Drug Courts.

 


Oklahoma ranks near the top of the list in several categories of substance abuse and addiction, bringing to light a problem that state and national authorities say is too often overlooked by the public. In this collaborative effort with the Oklahoma Watch, the Tulsa World, OETA and News 9, The Oklahoman presents coverage of our State of Addiction. Read more online: State of Addiction

PDF: Oklahoma Drug Abuse: A State of Addiction - A series of stories with contributions from The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, Oklahoma Watch, State Impact Oklahoma, OETA, KWTV-9 and KGOU.


 

Operation Enduring Families!
The OEF/OIF Readjustment Clinic is starting a new psychoeducational class exclusively for adult family members/partners/significant others of OEF/OIF/OND veterans and service members. This 90 minute weekly group will be held for 6 weeks with an initial tentative start date of March 26th (depending on enrollment). This program will be run at least twice, depending on how successful it is.

WHO: Adult family members, partners/spouses, or significant others of post-9/11 vets (OEF/OIF/OND) 
         (OK even if still active duty)

WHERE/WHEN: Mondays 3-4:30pm (6 weeks), 3rd Floor OEF/OIF Readjustment Program, Tentative start date of
         March 26th!

WHAT: It is a program to help families adjust to the natural difficulties of deployment and also increase their 
        knowledge, coping skills, and sense of empowerment related to difficulties such as:

-Depression
-Anger
-PTSD
-TBI
-Relationship Problems
-Parenting
-And more! 

For more information, please contact: Dr. Davis or Dr. Braese, (405) 456-3888 or (405) 456-2855


SAMHSA News Release 
Report shows 7.5 million children live with a parent with an alcohol use disorder
A new report shows 7.5 million children under age 18 (10.5 percent of this population) lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. According to the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 6.1 million of these children live with two parents—with either one or both parents experiencing an alcohol use disorder in the past year.


GOVERNOR CITES BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES IN ‘STATE OF THE STATE’ ADDRESS
Gov. Mary Fallin demonstrated her continuing support for mental health and addiction services in Oklahoma by proposing a budget increase for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.


Supporting War Veterans and Families in Faith Communities
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Archdiocesan Catholic Pastoral Center - Conference Center, 7501 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK


This day will build awareness of the concerns, needs and resources for Service members and their families. Presentations will be given by professionals addressing behavioral, financial, and spiritual concerns as well as making available the resources in our communities.


INTEGRIS CANCER INSTITUTE FIRESIDE CHAT - BE WELL: Live a Life of Resilience
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute of Oklahoma, 5911 W. Memorial Road, Oklahoma City

Please join Dr. R. Murali Krishna, president and COO of INTEGRIS Mental Health and the INTEGRIS James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit, and learn how to discover the resiliency in your life.


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