Responding to the Addictions Crisis
Addiction is devastating countless lives. Heroin overdoses are at an all-time high. Prescription painkillers are being misused at alarming rates. To put this national epidemic in perspective, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car crash.
Recovering from this crisis is not an easy path, but as a state, Indiana is not standing idle. Many partners are joining together to respond to the rising problems associated with addiction. Indiana state government has launched programs to support its citizens, while Indiana University and many other organizations are dedicating time and resources to ensure communities get the help they need. With the combined effort of many hands, addiction will no longer control the lives of too many Hoosiers.