Quote of the Day 1/7/2015

“(We) still only reach about one-third of Oklahomans who need help, and when you look at the gap — when you separate it between adults and children, and mental health and addiction — the single biggest gap is substance abuse treatment for our youth. So if you’re a mom or dad in Oklahoma whose teenager is struggling, it is heartbreakingly hard to find help.”

– State mental health and substance abuse commissioner Terri White, discussing difficulties connecting people in need of help to treatment. A new report from the CDC ranks Oklahoma 11th in deaths from alcohol poisoning. (Source: bit.ly/1xCYfuC)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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