When it comes to attacking the state’s opioid epidemic, Governor Holcomb has made an all-hands-on-deck call. We’ve made progress, with a 13% decline in overdose deaths – but Hoosiers across the state are still struggling with addiction.
Together, we’re working to help Hoosiers achieve and maintain recovery – bettering our communities, economy, public safety, and quality of life for all Hoosiers. And we’re making progress with a focus on prevention, treatment, and enforcement, which includes:
• Providing communities with training and funding for naloxone, which is saving lives by reversing overdoses.
• Expanding drug take-back programs – reducing the number of drugs available for misuse.
• Increasing the number of opioid treatment sites statewide – placing nearly all Hoosiers within one-hour’s drive of help.
• Strengthening felony charges for individuals whose dealing of illicit drugs leads to the death of a fellow Hoosier.