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Posts tagged Substance Abuse

March 23, 2018


Sen. Young Working To Eliminate Infectious Diseases Caused By Substance Abuse

Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senator wants to expand national efforts to address infectious diseases caused by substance abuse disorders.

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.

February 16, 2018


Tippecanoe Co. Forms Drug Overdose Death Research Team

Tippecanoe County is one of four in the state selected to start a data-collecting pilot program on drug overdose deaths.

January 30, 2018


New Grant Initiative Focuses On Substance Abuse Prevention

Funding to help schools in central Indiana develop substance abuse prevention programs is available.

December 12, 2017


Monroe Co. Commissioners Approve Needle Exchange For Two Years

Monroe County commissioners are the first to offer a two-year contract to a needle exchange program after a change in state law this year.

November 14, 2017


Terre Haute, Indy Join Cities Suing Opioid Distributors

Along with Indianapolis, Muncie and Scott County, Terre Haute is alleging that pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the ongoing opioid epidemic.

November 1, 2017


Foster Families Needed For Children In Indiana

The number of children entering the foster system continues to grow in part because of the opioid epidemic.

October 26, 2017


Opioid Epidemic Report Mentions Indiana Syringe Exchange Programs

The state's syringe exchange law is mentioned as a best practice for reducing opioid deaths.

October 11, 2017


State Studying Barriers To Addiction Treatment Instead Of Prison

A lack of qualified professionals tops the list of barriers to treatment in Indiana communities.

September 15, 2017


Federal Grant Delivers Increase In Funds To Treat Opioid Abuse

A grant coming to Indiana from the federal government allocates more money to treating opioid abuse than in previous years.

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