RFF-2021-011 REQUEST FOR FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR Family Peer Support Programming Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Adult Services

Funds have been secured through the SAMHSA State GLS Youth Suicide Prevention Grant, “A Focus in Community, State & Peer Collaboration: Striving to Achieve Zero Suicides in Indiana”, for the Family and Social Services Administration, through the Division of Mental Health and Addiction to facilitate the implementation of new or expand/continue family peer support programming in emergency room healthcare settings across Indiana. The purpose of this program is to provide peer support to family/loved ones of youth who are experiencing a mental health and/or suicidal crisis requiring emergency services. Learn more »


Author Sam Quinones: P2P Methamphetamine Creating Complex Challenges

The rise of phenyl-2-propanone (P2P) methamphetamine over the past decade has devastated communities, damaged the minds of users, driven up homelessness, and confounded addiction treatment providers, Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland” and the soon-to-be-published “The Least of Us,” told Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit attendees in a session presented on Friday. Learn more »


CDC Overdose Death Data

Today, Regina LaBelle, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, issued the following statement regarding the CDC's release of provisional drug overdose death data, which show a record number of 99,106 predicted overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending in March 2021 – a 31 percent increase from the prior 12-month period ending in March 2020. Learn more »


SAMHSA to Launch New "Office of Recovery" to Expand Its Commitment to Recovery for All Americans

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is launching an Office of Recovery, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to advance the agency’s commitment to, and support of, recovery for all Americans. Learn more »   View Full Announcement


Maintaining Recovery In Crisis

To provide insights and advice based on his professional and lived experience, Brandon George, the vice president of recovery programs and advocacy at Mental Health America of Indiana, offered his time to the Be Well Indiana blog to discuss the realities of addiction and recovery along with ways to help people maintain recovery. Learn more »


How the Pandemic Is Impacting the Opioid Crisis and People in Recovery

Legal Services Corporation President Ron Flagg discusses how the COVID pandemic is deepening the opioid crisis and complicating the lives of persons in recovery. Learn more »


Recovery Housing Program Webinar, September 13th 10:30am

The Recovery Housing Program provides funding for communities to provide stable, transitional housing for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. The funding covers a period of no more than two years or until the individual secures permanent housing, whichever is earlier.

The Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs is administering this pilot program in partnership with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to build or rehabilitate facilities to provide temporary, supportive housing. A total of two allocations have been granted to the State to administer the pilot program totaling $1,706,000. RHP was authorized under Section 8071 of the Support for Patients and Communities, or SUPPORT, Act. HUD published its formula in the Federal Register on April 17, 2019 (84 FR 16027), identifying the 25 eligible grantees and allocation percentages. Learn more »


Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing an unprecedented 93,331 predicted drug overdose deaths in 2020. It is likely that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the overdose epidemic, but we know that overdose numbers were rising even before the pandemic hit. This is why the Biden-Harris Administration is working urgently to take actions that treat substance use disorder as a chronic—not acute—condition that requires long-term investments and strategies. Learn more »


Improving Access to Treatment: DEA's New Mobile Methadone Van Rule

On Monday, June 28, the DEA announced a new rule that will improve access to methadone—an evidence-based medication for opioid use disorder—by streamlining registration requirements on mobile methadone vans. This important rule change will make it easier for treatment providers to operate mobile methadone vans, thus helping them expand the geographic reach of their program and help individuals with opioid use disorders in underserved communities receive necessary care. Learn more »


Indiana Pregnancy Promise Program

The Indiana Pregnancy Promise Program is a free, voluntary program for pregnant Medicaid members who use opioids or have used opioids in the past. The program ensures individuals’ privacy and confidentiality. The Pregnancy Promise Program connects individuals to prenatal and postpartum care, other physical and mental health care, and treatment for opioid use disorder. Learn more »   PPP Member Handout (English)   PPP Member Handout (Spanish)


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 »