Broken families contribute to Oklahoma's social ills

June 25, 2015
by The Oklahoman Editorial Board

A recent report from the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health found that Oklahoma’s rate of residents dying from largely preventable injuries — drug overdoses, motor vehicle accidents, homicides, etc. — is third-highest in the country. The same report said Oklahoma ranks sixth nationally for the number of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 residents. This mirrors other reports in recent years that have placed the state high in this category.

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