Heath Evans was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and ordered to complete a substance abuse program.
The proposal would place a greater emphasis on assessing inmates for mental illness and substance abuse problems.
The state of Indiana will receive $255,000 per year for several years for programs aimed at preventing mental and substance use disorders.
The number of children seeking mental health services because of a parent's addiction has been increasing.
The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 million to Indiana health centers to expand substance abuse treatment.
Family and Social Services Administration attorney Kathy Gregory says that option is less likely to be used for substance abuse issues.
Access to Recovery, a program that's helped Hoosiers in recovery since 2010, will be ending when federal funding dries up at the end of the year.
The Indiana Medical Licensing Board revoked Dr. Kamal Tiwari’s medical license Thursday. Tiwari has been convicted of prescribing medicine to substance abusers.
An IU study says neuroimaging could predict which substance abusers will make the most successful recoveries.