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Oklahoma launches inmate opioid relapse prevention program

Inmates in the county jail who require treatment for withdrawal beyond the jail’s detox program will be considered candidates for the program, Cooper said. Pregnant women and inmates who are sentenced to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections aren’t eligible for the pilot program, the Tulsa World reported.

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Tulsa County Shows Dramatic Decline in Birth Rates for School-Aged Teens

The overall Tulsa County birth rate decreased 9% for teens, aged 15-19 between 2017 and 2018, outpacing the national decrease of only 7%, according to the final 2018 birth data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Tulsa County’s birth rate for school-aged teens, 15-17, decreased by 25% from 2017 to 2018; the birth rate decreased by 4% for older teens, aged 18-19. (Rates are the number of births per 1,000 females of the same age range.)