Where Addiction Holds a Grip, Yet Treatment Is Lagging - 2016-10-08

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F0.png Where Addiction Holds a Grip, Yet Treatment Is Lagging October 8, 2016, Clifton Adcock, Oklahoma Watch

A Pennsylvania native, he had been arrested on a drug charge there and then was charged with manslaughter for the overdose deaths of two people to whom he sold heroin in 2005. First he was sent to Narconon, a rehabilitation facility in Canadian, north of McAlester. Then he returned to Pennsylvania and served 2½ years in prison related to the heroin deaths.

He returned to McAlester in 2010 and began working as a Narconon spokesperson. He even started a program called "Take McAlester Back," with the goal of promoting the arts while discouraging drug use.

But in 2011, he began using again.


{{cite news | first = Clifton | last = Adcock | title = Where Addiction Holds a Grip, Yet Treatment Is Lagging | url = http://oklahomawatch.org/2016/10/08/in-a-grip-of-addiction-with-barriers-to-treatment/ | work = Oklahoma Watch | date = October 8, 2016 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}