Justin Phillips has committed her time to advocating for awareness about heroin addiction and treatment since losing her son Aaron to a heroin overdose.
Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases, so health officials declared a public health emergency in October.
Hancock County currently has no recovery houses for those who have suffered from addiction, but residents are working to change that.
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Jeremy Coomes stole cocaine, meth, marijuana and other controlled substances that were seized by police.
Pence says the state is taking a “three-legged stool approach” to confronting drug abuse and addiction in Indiana.
Since Scott County got approval for its needle exchange other communities have been going through the process to start their own programs.
Donnelly says the legislation would provide programs to help establish best prescribing practices.
U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks met with professionals working to stem the epidemic.
In the past week, there have been three suspected heroin overdoses in Bartholomew County.