Indiana Initiatives - NextLevel Recovery Indiana

Indiana Initiatives ACTIONS & PROGRESS REPORT. Updated November 2020: An important pillar in his Next Level Agenda, attacking the drug crisis is a top priority for Governor. Learn more »

COVID-19 Worsens Mental Health, Sparks Overdoses

The continued stress from COVID-19 has heightened mental health problems nationwide. And some experts say that has led to an increase in drug overdoses.

Now COVID-19 cases are surging again, especially in the Midwest. Illinois officials are urging people to stay home. Other states such as Indiana and Iowa are adding restrictions to limit gatherings. Learn more »

Recovery community centers: Is participation in these newer recovery support services associated with better functioning and quality of life?

Recovery Community Centers are a new type of organization which provide a range of services centered on the belief that people with addiction histories need access to resources beyond clinical stabilization, such as linkages to social recovery supports, housing, employment, and educational resources. This study provides a first look at the relationships between Recovery Community Center participation, members' recovery resources ("recovery capital"), and their overall well-being. Learn more »

Can specially trained community and recovery support specialists improve linkage to post-detoxification care? - Recovery Research Institute

The majority of patients admitted to inpatient detox do not engage in recommended follow up treatment, which is important for long-term recovery but especially within 2 weeks of discharge. The results of this study might indicate that recovery support navigators, trained in strategies of patient treatment engagement and motivation (i.e., Motivational Interviewing), and with the time and flexibility to work closely with patients, may have been successful in linking a higher number of patients with post-detox treatment compared to services as usual. Learn more »

Gov. Holcomb announces expanded peer recovery options for Hoosiers with mental health issues and substance use disorders

Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced a partnership between the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and Mental Health America of Indiana to expand access to trained peer support recovery professionals through the Indiana Recovery Network. Learn more »

Clark County's needle exchange program receives extension

Since 2018, Clark County’s syringe exchange program has saved millions of dollars in estimated medical costs through early treatment of diseases while also helping drug users safely dispose of needles, Dr. Eric Yazel said Thursday. Learn more »

Mental Health America of Indiana is pleased to announce the official launch of the Mental Health America of Indiana Stanley W DeKemper Training Institute.

The Mental Health America of Indiana Stanley W. DeKemper Training Institute is your one-stop location for behavioral health education. The course catalog is robust and offers multiple options for attendance to gain education, credentials and continuing education necessary to succeed in behavioral health! Learn more »

IAPRSS: Valuable Resource for Peer Recovery Supports

IAPRSS provides access and structure to the ever-growing continuing education of peer recovery support professionals. These benefits are open to all peer recovery supports. More »