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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.

March 16, 2017

 

There are 11 therapy horses helping people at Agape Therapeutic Riding center in rural north-central Indiana.

Horse-Assisted Therapy Helps Recovering Addicts

Experts say equine-assisted therapy for addiction addresses skill development like improving communication, patience, self-confidence and assertiveness.

February 2, 2017

 

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New Electrical Device Helps Addicts On Probation

Greenwood City Court is implementing a new program to give opiate addicts on probation the option of rehabilitation or jail.

December 28, 2016

 

An in-state study earlier this year found that one in five newborns tested positive for opioids.

More Babies Born Drug Dependent In Rural Areas

A new national report finds the number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply, especially in rural areas.

November 8, 2016

 

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New Albany Placing Moratorium On Opioid Treatment Facilities

The resolution passed unanimously following an amendment that excludes drug treatment facilities that offer counseling and referral services

October 25, 2016

 

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Officials Propose New Way To Help Inmates Detox From Addiction

Some Allen County officials say the plan would save taxpayer money and reduce the likelihood of inmates ending up back in jail after release.

October 19, 2016

 

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Bill Would Offer Addiction Treatment For Misdemeanor Offenders

A group of Indiana lawmakers is recommending the General Assembly take up a draft bill that would offer addiction treatment to certain misdemeanor offenders.

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