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.
According to a new report, students in recovery at a recovery school are less likely to relapse than teens in other substance abuse programs.
CARA hit a snag this week when democrats pushed for an extra $920 million in funding to pay for additional treatment for addicts. That request was unsuccessful.
The criminal code overhaul aims to treat more low-level offenders at the local level, but mental health service providers say they need more money to do that.
Mayor Duke Bennett wants to lobby for prescription-only Sudafed.
Members of the Connersville community attended an anti-drug rally Saturday after there were 20 overdoses in 20 days in the town of 13,000.
More than 3,000 Hoosiers may struggle to pay for addiction treatment after a federal grant runs out at the end of the year.