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The funds will increase education and training in the overdose-intervention drug naloxone for first responders and lay providers.
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.
Eighteen people overdosed Tuesday across two counties leaving one person dead.
Indiana is one of 14 states with significant drug overdose death rate increases from 2013 to 2014.
A state law signed last year makes the opioid overdose reversal drug available to the public.
Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann says providing clean needles to drug addicts isn’t the right way to address increasing rates of HIV and Hepatitis C.
Pending state approval, Lawrence County will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and staff the mobile unit.
County data show 61 percent of new hepatitis C cases last year occurred in people who had injected drugs.
CARA hit a snag this week when democrats pushed for an extra $920 million in funding to pay for additional treatment for addicts. That request was unsuccessful.