The addiction crisis continues to have a devastating effect across the state of Indiana. Nearly one in 12 Hoosiers, almost a half million people, meet the criteria for having a substance use disorder. People are dying, those who need help often can’t get the treatment they need, and the well-being of future generations is under threat. Addiction is one of the largest problems the state faces:
- Drug overdoses in Indiana have nearly doubled since 2010, growing from 923 to 1,809 in 2017.
- Approximately 4,000 Hoosiers have died from opioids in the last decade.
- Indiana’s drug-induced mortality rate quadrupled between 2000 and 2014.
- More Hoosiers now die from drug overdoses than car crashes.
- Between 2012 and 2016, deaths related to synthetic opioids in Indiana increased over 600 percent.