Comparison of State Share Of Federal Opioid Funding to State Share of Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths

Research examines the extent to which states' shares of federal opioid funding match their shares of opioid- involved overdose deaths, using both standard reported measures of opioid-involved overdose deaths and corrected measures that take into account differential underreporting across states. More »


  Governor Holcomb issues proclamation designating September as Recovery Month in Indiana

Indiana is attacking the drug crisis, working to save lives and helping people recover. More »


  9 Indiana Programs Addressing Addiction You Need to Know About

The Innovation Now initiative recognizes innovators across multiple sectors needed at the table to address addiction – prevention, treatment, recovery, criminal justice, research, health professionals – leaders who are creating solutions and driving change. More »


  The Goal of Recovery

It may not be the first way we think of helping people who struggle with addiction, but the Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition (IAIC) advocates for people and their recovery through public policy and education.

"Treatment is not the goal, recovery is the goal," says IAIC director Brandon George. "People need ongoing connections to systems. Indiana has a pretty good infrastructure for treatment. But it doesn't have an infrastructure for recovery. That's where we come in." More »


  ADDICTION POLICY FORUM REPORT, AUGUST 2019

INDIANA INNOVATIONS TO ADDRESS ADDICTION: Nine Innovative Solutions that are Transforming Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

The Innovation Now initiative recognizes leaders across the multiple sectors needed at the table to address addiction--prevention, treatment, recovery, child welfare, criminal justice, law enforcement and health professionals–leaders who are creating solutions and driving change. More »


  Gov. Holcomb directs actions aimed at reducing Indiana's smoking rate

The Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Family and Social Services Administration today acted on direction from Governor Eric J. Holcomb to improve access to and affordability of tobacco cessation products for Hoosiers wanting to quit smoking or using tobacco. More »


  Department Of Labor Grants Indiana Funds For Opioid Disaster Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday it’s granting Indiana between $1.5 million and $4.7 million to combat the ongoing effects of the opioid crisis. It will create disaster-relief jobs to treat drug use and addiction. More »


  U.S. Department of Labor Announces $2.5 Million to Support Women Affected by Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new grant program to help women affected by the opioid crisis re-enter the workforce. The Re-Employment, Support, and Training for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) grant will award $2.5 million to organizations that assist in providing coordinated, employment-focused services to women More »


  Indiana Health Department to Provide Education at State Fair

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) will offer health training, birth certificates, free medication disposal bags, educational games and other activities designed to promote healthy habits for Hoosiers during this year’s Indiana State Fair. More »


  Mobile opioid response unit among new effors at drug treatment in St. Joseph County

A mobile unit providing drug treatment will soon be offered in St. Joseph County by their health department. The mobile unit is roughly the size of an ambulance, and will house a social worker, a public health nurse, a recovery coach and a physician. This team will provide on-the-spot treatment and counseling for opioid use disorder, as well as connect patients to other resources in the community that may help their recovery. St. Joseph County Health Department hopes to have the mobile unit operational by the end of the month. The mobile unit will travel to designated areas set by the health department and will use the naloxone hot-spot map as one of the tools to help determine the high-need areas. More »


  Impact of Indiana's opioid epidemic demonstrated through film by IUPUI faculty

Students at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI are working together to produce a film that will tell stories of people and communities affected by the HIV outbreak and opioid epidemic in Indiana. Their work will include three scripted films, all taking place in Scott County, and two documentaries. One documentary will focus on Wes Doty, who found recovery through running. Their work will be published on the Opioid Stories website. Future work for the filmmakers includes adding stories and interviews regarding recovery to the website and begin outreach efforts in other communities working to address the opioid crisis. More »