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.
The resolution passed unanimously following an amendment that excludes drug treatment facilities that offer counseling and referral services
Some Allen County officials say the plan would save taxpayer money and reduce the likelihood of inmates ending up back in jail after release.
A group of Indiana lawmakers is recommending the General Assembly take up a draft bill that would offer addiction treatment to certain misdemeanor offenders.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says, [W]e are embarked on the construction of a new model for the relationship between social services and criminal justice.
Dealers sometimes cut heroin with synthetic opioids, which are cheaper and faster to get out on the streets. They're also much more potent than heroin.
Tobacco use costs taxpayers, healthcare providers and employers $6.8 billion each year. The cost for opioid overdose deaths was $1.4 billion in 2014.
The project is the first to use two types of advanced brain imaging techniques to strengthen evidence that reward receptors in the brain are tied to addiction.
This week on Noon Edition we’ll talk to local experts about these studies and the current state of brain research in Indiana and around the country.