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October 7, 2016

 

On the left, a lethal dose of heroin; on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl.

Overdoses Across Indiana Highlight Responders’ Lack Of Resources

Many first responders carry the overdose intervention drug naloxone, but when multiple overdoses occur in a short amount of time, it's common to run out.

September 30, 2016

 

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State Approves Seventh Syringe Exchange In Lawrence County

The county health department will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and operate the program, which will consist of a mobile unit.

September 30, 2016

 

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Watch: Panel Discusses CARA Funding To Combat Opioid Abuse

The Comprehensive Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act is designed to funnel funds to states for opioid addiction treatment.

September 28, 2016

 

Finding the Fix premieres Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Watch Or Listen: Finding The Fix Premiere On WFIU, WTIU

Watch or listen to the documentary Finding the Fix: Heroin's Hold on the Heartland 8 p.m. Thursday night on WTIU and WFIU.

September 28, 2016

 

From left: Andrew Christopher Ash, Christopher Paul Rees, Corey Brecken Hofelich.

Bartholomew County Police Arrest Three Connected To ‘Bad Heroin’

Last week, officers in Columbus responded to nine heroin overdoses within a few days.

September 23, 2016

 

Without state appropriations, the operations are left to be run through small non-for-profits and donations.

Holcomb, Gregg Lean Toward State Funding For Needle Exchanges

Even though state-approved syringe exchange programs were made legal last year, the state doesn’t offer assistance to those programs.

September 21, 2016

 

Newtown, Ohio Police Chief Tom Synan is the leader of a drug task force in the Cincinnati area. He says law enforcement won't stop after these arrests.

Police Arrest Two In Cincinnati For Distributing Synthetic Opioids

The arrests appear to be tied to a rash of overdoses in the greater-Cincinnati area at the end of August, when more than 175 people overdosed on heroin.

September 19, 2016

 

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Planned Alert System Designed To Lessen Impact Of Drug Threats

A potential alert system would quickly distribute information across state lines about new drug dangers as they happen.

September 12, 2016

 

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Morgan Co. Suspects Dealers Lacing Heroin With Synthetic Opioids

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.

September 8, 2016

 

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Addiction Costs Indiana Billions Of Dollars, Studies Say

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.

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