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March 21, 2018


Opioid Overdoses May Be Seriously Undercounted

Marion country is undercounting opioid-related overdoses by 20 to 35 percent, according to a recent study.

January 12, 2018


Ind. Leaders Focus Efforts To Combat Opioid Crisis On Rural Areas

Data shows rates of drug overdose deaths are continuing to rise in rural areas of Indiana, surpassing metropolitan numbers.

December 27, 2017


Indiana Law Makes Harm Reduction For Addiction A Yearly Battle

Indiana legalized syringe exchanges to prevent the spread of HIV & hepatitis C. But counties have to re-approve them every two years to keep operating.

October 30, 2017


Christie Denounces Stigma, Urges Action On Opioid Epidemic

Christie’s speech covered a range of topics, but he turned repeatedly to the subject of stigma against those addicted to drugs.

August 18, 2017


Indiana Experiencing Dramatic Drop In Meth Production

Reports from the Indiana State Police show a decrease of 58 percent in lab incidents from 2016 to 2017.

May 30, 2017


UIndy Study To Analyze Emotional Regulation, Teen Addiction

From 2013-2014, 3 percent of Hoosier teens reported they needed treatment for alcohol or illegal drugs, and didn't receive it.

January 3, 2017


Advocacy Groups To Train Families Of Addicts To Use Naloxone

Advocacy groups in northwestern Indiana plan to train family and friends of drug addicts how to use the overdose antidote naloxone.

December 28, 2016


More Babies Born Drug Dependent In Rural Areas

A new national report finds the number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply, especially in rural areas.

December 26, 2016


Indy Mayor Seeks To Get Mentally Ill, Addicted Inmates Treatment

Indianapolis' mayor is proposing a slate of criminal-justice changes aimed at steering mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects into treatment instead of jail.

November 12, 2016


IU Bloomington Takes Steps To Prevent Opioid Overdose

The on-campus health facility is now offering the opioid overdose intervention drug naloxone to students.

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