COVID-19 impact on substance use disorder

Turning to alcohol

A study by Hank Green shows alcohol use and frequency grew amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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Recovery during a pandemic

Melissa Cyders and colleagues from IU Southeast and IU South Bend are looking at how people with substance use disorder are impacted by COVID-19.

Read about the study

Access to services

Zachary Adams is studying the emotional and behavioral impact of the pandemic on young people and how to best connect them with needed mental health services.

Read how

Confronting the addiction crisis with 160 partnerships throughout Indiana

Use the map below, clicking on the counties in red, to learn more about our partnership throughout the state.

Expanding Clinical Training

Conducting Public Health Research & Developing Policy Recommendations

Improving Access to Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services

Partnering with Harm Reduction Organizations

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IU's committed to Indiana

Fighting the addictions crisis is personal. Researchers with IU’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge are working every day to solve pressing challenges with one focus in mind: making life better for Hoosiers everywhere.

Description of the video:

[Remarks by Scott Long, Mayor of Wabash, Indiana and father of two daughters who struggle with substance use disorder, amidst footage of Long in City Hall and walking the streets of Wabash, Ind.]

“Addiction in our community – it’s a community problem. It’s important for universities like IU to come alongside these communities that don’t have the resources that are available at these institutions.”

[Remarks from Latasha Timberlake, a community health worker, with footage of her speaking with a colleague at the clinic where she meets with patients suffering from substance use disorder.]

“It gives our patients hope. Another resource another avenue that they did not know was available to them.”

[Additional remarks from Mayor Long with footage of him in his City Hall office.]

“We can tap into the resources at IU to help us with this battle, alongside communities throughout the state of Indiana.”