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February 19, 2018


Ind. Study Finds One In Seven Infants Exposed To Opiates In Utero

One in seven umbilical cords tested positive for opiate exposure, according to a study from the Indiana Department of Health.

December 15, 2017


Report: Teen Drug Use Is Down Nationally And In Indiana

The report is one of the first to take a comprehensive look at the rise in vaping among teens.

November 20, 2017


30-plus Treated After Opioid Exposure At Fort Wayne Jail

Authorities say 30 guards and a nurse at a Fort Wayne jail have gone to hospitals for medical evaluation after exposure to an undetermined opioid substance.

October 19, 2017


Millions Need Addiction Treatment, Family Doctors Could Help

More than two million Americans are addicted to opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers.

August 25, 2017


Youth Survey Finds Vaping, Tobacco And Drug Use Down

An annual survey of Indiana teens finds the use of tobacco, vapor, alcohol and drug use on the decline.

July 7, 2017


Indiana Prosecutor Creates Documentary Warning Of Drug Use

The film has been viewed nearly 40,000 times since it was posted online in May.

March 31, 2017


Opioid Replacement Compound Could Treat Chronic Pain

Researchers at Purdue are optimistic that the findings could help relieve opioid abuse.

March 23, 2017


Treatment ‘Silos,’ Needle Exchange Bill Edges Forward

A bill that would give counties the ability to set up needle exchanges without first getting state approval is one step closer to becoming law.

March 13, 2017


Vanderburgh County Officials Tackle Rising Heroin Use

In the first two months of this year, there have been three confirmed fatal doses of such drugs.

February 17, 2017


Locals Could Soon Approve Needle Exchanges, But Still Lack Funding

Syringe exchange programs still face significant opposition from some officials, and funding the programs remains the largest barrier.

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