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January 12, 2018

 

A street in southern Indiana's rural Brown County.

Ind. Leaders Focus Efforts To Combat Opioid Crisis On Rural Areas

Data shows rates of drug overdose deaths are continuing to rise in rural areas of Indiana, surpassing metropolitan numbers.

December 27, 2017

 

Brittany Combs of Scottsburg, Indiana an employ of the Scott County Health Department makes her weekly stop with the mobile unit at Jerry Penningtons home in Austin, Indiana to exchange needles. Jerry is apart of of the needle exchange program, the program sees new users sign up weekly.Brittany Combs of Scottsburg, an employee of the Scott County Health Department, makes her weekly stop with the mobile unit at Jerry Pennington's home in Austin, Indiana to exchange needles.

Indiana Law Makes Harm Reduction For Addiction A Yearly Battle

Indiana legalized syringe exchanges to prevent the spread of HIV & hepatitis C. But counties have to re-approve them every two years to keep operating.

October 30, 2017

 

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Christie Denounces Stigma, Urges Action On Opioid Epidemic

Christie’s speech covered a range of topics, but he turned repeatedly to the subject of stigma against those addicted to drugs.

August 18, 2017

 

State Police will get more that $500,000 to combat methamphetamine.

Indiana Experiencing Dramatic Drop In Meth Production

Reports from the Indiana State Police show a decrease of 58 percent in lab incidents from 2016 to 2017.

May 30, 2017

 

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UIndy Study To Analyze Emotional Regulation, Teen Addiction

From 2013-2014, 3 percent of Hoosier teens reported they needed treatment for alcohol or illegal drugs, and didn't receive it.

January 3, 2017

 

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Advocacy Groups To Train Families Of Addicts To Use Naloxone

Advocacy groups in northwestern Indiana plan to train family and friends of drug addicts how to use the overdose antidote naloxone.

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.

December 26, 2016

 

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Indy Mayor Seeks To Get Mentally Ill, Addicted Inmates Treatment

Indianapolis' mayor is proposing a slate of criminal-justice changes aimed at steering mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects into treatment instead of jail.

November 12, 2016

 

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IU Bloomington Takes Steps To Prevent Opioid Overdose

The on-campus health facility is now offering the opioid overdose intervention drug naloxone to students.

August 18, 2016

 

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High Rates Of Opioid-Addicted Babies Born To High-Risk Moms

In 2014, Indiana passed a law creating both a task force and a pilot program that would study the prevalence of neonatal drug exposure in Indiana.

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