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July 17, 2017

 

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Indiana Opioid Crisis Highlights Shortage Of Social Workers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that social worker employment will grow by 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.

July 17, 2017

 

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Central Indiana County Debates Continuing Needle Exchange

A Madison County Council member is pushing an ordinance that would effectively end the county's two-year-old program.

July 5, 2017

 

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Indiana Expanding Opioid Treatment Programs To Five More Counties

The counties adding programs are Allen, Johnson, Monroe, Vigo and Tippecanoe.

June 23, 2017

 

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Indiana Health Commissioner: Needle Exchanges Save Lives, Money

Eight Indiana counties currently have exchanges in place that allow drug users to swap dirty needles for clean ones.

February 23, 2017

 

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can be administered to a person experiencing an overdoes through the nose.

Mayor Hogsett: Naloxone Saved 2,000+ Indy Residents Last Year

Hogsett kicked off a naloxone training class Thursday in Marion County for homeless outreach providers.

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.

August 30, 2016

 

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State Health Dept. To Give Naloxone To 20 Counties

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.

February 7, 2016

 

Heroin and paraphernalia used to cook, prepare and inject heroin, confiscated in Indiana.

$1 Billion Opioid Abuse Treatment Plan Could Include Indiana

The proposal includes $910 million for “cooperative agreements” with states to potentially lower the cost of treatment and increase its accessibility.

December 7, 2015

 

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What Can Hoosier Employers Do About Prescription Drug Abuse?

About one in five employers reported an injury or near miss due to prescription drug issues.

September 4, 2015

 

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Connersville Depicts The Tough Road To Defeating Drug Abuse

Connersville recently started a multi-state collaboration to address drug abuse, much like the statewide task force the governor is creating.

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