Falling short

An IU study found the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act has not greatly increased the amount of nurse practitioners prescribing buprenorphine.

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Opioid policies

IU study reveals the unintended and negative consequences of policies designed to reduce the supply of opioids in the population for overdose.

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Medicaid waivers

A study by IU researchers found Medicaid waivers increased Medicaid being accepted at residential treatment facilities.

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In This Together

IU's Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge is offering two courses to help reduce stigma around substance use disorder.

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Working together

Next Level Recovery Indiana Executive Director Doug Huntsinger discusses the state's partnership with the Grand Challenge and its impact on Hoosiers throughout the state. 

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Educating future generations

Ellen Vaughan is creating programs focused on training, treatment and reducing stigma around substance use disorders.

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Lead exposure

IU study examines the effects of low-level lead exposure on alcohol consumption. 

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Citizen responders

A new grant will help IU researchers expand their work to recruit and train citizen responders for opioid overdose events.

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Giving teens a chance

IU's Matt Aalsma and community partners are working together to make a difference in the lives of teens at risk of substance use disorder.

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Stigma in rural areas

IU researchers find people living in rural areas report significantly higher levels of stigma toward people who use opioids for nonmedical reasons.

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Sharing his story

Brian Cuban, brother of IU alum Mark Cuban, shares his story of recovery and why he works to help others. 

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Reducing discrimination

A study by Brea Perry finds meaningful social contact with people who have experienced addiction can effectively reduce stigma.

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Community care

Deb Litzelaman, alongside dedicated community health workers, is providing support to young mothers who are struggling with substance use issues.

Read one mother's story

Going for Goals

IU's Tamika Zapolski is partnering with community schools to provide a drug prevention program for at-risk students.

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Preparing the future

Upcoming workshops helps students across multiple areas of study to learn how to recognize and respond to opioid and substance use disorder. 

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