Responding to the Addictions Crisis
Addiction is devastating countless lives. The misuse and addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers, methamphetamine and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, has created a national crisis affecting millions of Americans.
Recovering from this crisis is not an easy path, but as a state, Indiana is not standing idle. Many partners have joined together to respond to the rising problems associated with addiction. Indiana state government has launched programs to support its citizens and many organizations are dedicating time and resources to ensure communities get the help they need. At Indiana University, we are leveraging the strengths of our seven campuses and creating partnerships throughout the state to lead one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive state-based responses to the opioid addiction crisis. By working together, addiction will no longer control the lives of too many Hoosiers.