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December 12, 2017

 

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Monroe Co. Commissioners Approve Needle Exchange For Two Years

Monroe County commissioners are the first to offer a two-year contract to a needle exchange program after a change in state law this year.

November 14, 2017

 

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Terre Haute, Indy Join Cities Suing Opioid Distributors

Along with Indianapolis, Muncie and Scott County, Terre Haute is alleging that pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the ongoing opioid epidemic.

November 1, 2017

 

DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura speaks at an event launching Adoption Month and featuring the Heart Gallery.

Foster Families Needed For Children In Indiana

The number of children entering the foster system continues to grow in part because of the opioid epidemic.

October 26, 2017

 

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Opioid Epidemic Report Mentions Indiana Syringe Exchange Programs

The state's syringe exchange law is mentioned as a best practice for reducing opioid deaths.

October 11, 2017

 

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State Studying Barriers To Addiction Treatment Instead Of Prison

A lack of qualified professionals tops the list of barriers to treatment in Indiana communities.

September 15, 2017

 

Last year, Health and Human Services awarded $94 million to health centers across the county to tackle substance abuse.

Federal Grant Delivers Increase In Funds To Treat Opioid Abuse

A grant coming to Indiana from the federal government allocates more money to treating opioid abuse than in previous years.

September 15, 2017

 

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Health Centers Receive Millions To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Twenty-one centers in Indiana have been awarded funds to help increase behavioral health services.

September 12, 2017

 

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Scott Co Files Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals

The lawsuit alleges drugs made by the manufacturers contributed to the county's ongoing opioid epidemic.

September 5, 2017

 

Heroin confiscated from the Indiana streets

Bartholomew County Considering Adding Treatment Center At Jail

An anti-drug abuse task force estimates more than 1,000 residents have an addiction problem, with about 70 percent of them facing some form of incarceration.

August 9, 2017

 

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Privately-Owned Addiction Treatment Center Now Open In Bloomington

The Indiana Center for Recovery, which opened June 28, is a family-owned and operated center that offers a long-term rehabilitation program.

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