Doctors who can prescribe a medication for opioid addiction, and accept Medicaid, are already scarce. But even fewer will treat pregnant women.
The Indiana Center for Recovery, which opened June 28, is a family-owned and operated center that offers a long-term rehabilitation program.
The opioid treatment centers offer medication-assisted recovery programs, which remain controversial.
Hundreds attended the event sponsored the Indiana University Institute of Psychiatric Research and Mental Health America of Indiana.
The state wants to buy 2,700 naloxone syringes and 5,400 nasal atomizers, which would be made available to agencies across Indiana.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price referred to medication-assisted treatment for addiction as “substituting one opioid for another.”
Indiana lawmakers are proposing a pilot program that looks to expand mental health treatment for opioid-addicted Hoosiers.
Experts say equine-assisted therapy for addiction addresses skill development like improving communication, patience, self-confidence and assertiveness.
Greenwood City Court is implementing a new program to give opiate addicts on probation the option of rehabilitation or jail.
A new national report finds the number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply, especially in rural areas.