The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that social worker employment will grow by 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.
A Madison County Council member is pushing an ordinance that would effectively end the county's two-year-old program.
The counties adding programs are Allen, Johnson, Monroe, Vigo and Tippecanoe.
Eight Indiana counties currently have exchanges in place that allow drug users to swap dirty needles for clean ones.
Hogsett kicked off a naloxone training class Thursday in Marion County for homeless outreach providers.
Some Allen County officials say the plan would save taxpayer money and reduce the likelihood of inmates ending up back in jail after release.
Community members will be able to go to the local health department to get training on how to administer naloxone and receive a free dose.
The proposal includes $910 million for “cooperative agreements” with states to potentially lower the cost of treatment and increase its accessibility.
About one in five employers reported an injury or near miss due to prescription drug issues.
Connersville recently started a multi-state collaboration to address drug abuse, much like the statewide task force the governor is creating.