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 »

Indiana's ONLY Peer Recovery Supervisor credential!

The Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery credential verifies you have what it takes to supervise peers. ICAADA has created Indiana's first, and only, peer recovery supervisor credential based upon recommendations from a state-level peer infrastructure advisory board. This credential offers two levels: Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery - Peer Recovery (CSPR-PR), and Certified Supervisor of Peer Recovery - Clinical (CSPR-CL) Learn more »

Indiana launches Be Well Crisis Helpline to support Hoosiers during COVID-19 pandemic and recovery

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration today announced the launch of the Be Well Crisis Helpline, a confidential resource available through Indiana 211 that will allow Hoosiers to call and speak with a trained counselor 24/7. Learn more »

In Shadow of Pandemic, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Resurge to Record

Drug deaths in America, which fell for the first time in 25 years in 2018, rose to record numbers in 2019 and are continuing to climb, a resurgence that is being complicated and perhaps worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. 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 »