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October 19, 2017

 

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Millions Need Addiction Treatment, Family Doctors Could Help

More than two million Americans are addicted to opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers.

September 12, 2017

 

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Scott Co Files Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals

The lawsuit alleges drugs made by the manufacturers contributed to the county's ongoing opioid epidemic.

August 31, 2017

 

Every day Hosler juggles bus schedules, doctors appointments, random drug testing and job hunting.

Moms Need Daily Addiction Help To Stay In Recovery, Stay With Kids

For thousands of moms with opioid addiction, this is their struggle: keeping the disease under control during and after pregnancy, in order to keep their kids.

August 15, 2017

 

A woman holds a positive pregnancy test.

Afraid To Treat Pregnant Women, Doctors Drop Addicted Patients

Doctors who can prescribe a medication for opioid addiction, and accept Medicaid, are already scarce. But even fewer will treat pregnant women.

August 9, 2017

 

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Privately-Owned Addiction Treatment Center Now Open In Bloomington

The Indiana Center for Recovery, which opened June 28, is a family-owned and operated center that offers a long-term rehabilitation program.

July 27, 2017

 

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Opioid Treatment Center Expansion Met With Mixed Reactions

The opioid treatment centers offer medication-assisted recovery programs, which remain controversial.

June 1, 2017

 

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Annual Mental Health Symposium Focuses On Addiction, Mental Health

Hundreds attended the event sponsored the Indiana University Institute of Psychiatric Research and Mental Health America of Indiana.

May 29, 2017

 

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can be administered to a person experiencing an overdoes through the nose.

Indiana Wants To Buy Thousands Of Opioid Antidote Drug Doses

The state wants to buy 2,700 naloxone syringes and 5,400 nasal atomizers, which would be made available to agencies across Indiana.

May 16, 2017

 

Tom Price, who now heads the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke at the CPAC conference in 2010.

Addiction Experts Call Out Price Remarks As Unscientific, Damaging

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price referred to medication-assisted treatment for addiction as “substituting one opioid for another.”

April 17, 2017

 

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Pilot Programs Would Expand Involuntary Treatment For Drug Users

Indiana lawmakers are proposing a pilot program that looks to expand mental health treatment for opioid-addicted Hoosiers.

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