Indianapolis' mayor is proposing a slate of criminal-justice changes aimed at steering mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects into treatment instead of jail.
The temporary group was created to respond to the growing drug abuse epidemic. Now, a new commission will take its place.
A new study from the nonprofit Mental Health America puts Indiana 45th in the nation when it comes to mental health care.
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.
This week on Noon Edition we’ll talk to local experts about these studies and the current state of brain research in Indiana and around the country.
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.