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6:35 am
Tue December 10, 2013

10th Graduating Class Set for Oklahoma Program

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A program intended to help Tulsa County women recover from drug and alcohol addictions rather than face prison time is scheduled to have its 10th graduation ceremony this week.

The Women in Recovery program event is to be held Thursday in downtown Tulsa.

The program is an alternative to prison time for nonviolent female offenders with alcohol and drug addictions in Tulsa County.

It includes more than a year of treatment and services, provides women with assistance to overcome addictions and returns them to their families and communities.

The program began in July 2009. Since then, there have been more than 130 graduates.