A group of Indiana lawmakers is recommending the General Assembly take up a draft bill that would offer addiction treatment to certain misdemeanor offenders.
The county health department will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and operate the program, which will consist of a mobile unit.
Even though state-approved syringe exchange programs were made legal last year, the state doesn’t offer assistance to those programs.
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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.
Indiana is one of 14 states with significant drug overdose death rate increases from 2013 to 2014.
The new Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center will be built in Indianapolis.
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.