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Category: Advocacy & Legislation

We Must Talk About Addiction and Bring it Out of the Shadows

​Earlier this month I was honored to be in our Nation’s Capital attending the 44th Annual National Jefferson Awards Foundation Ceremony. The Jefferson Awards recognize individuals from across the United States engaged in public service. In the words of Sam Beard, Co-Founder and President, ““the Jefferson Awards are the Noble

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Important Indiana Laws, Effective July 1

New Indiana laws become effective today which improve access to resources and added support to help Indiana’s battle to reduce the state’s opioid epidemic.  Laws which address increased access to the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, insurance coverage and evidence-based treatment practices for detox and improving the data management and

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Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention Endorses Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain

 “These new guidelines will help Indiana physicians treat patients’ pain responsibly and encourage both doctor and patient to explore pain-management options that don’t include addictive opioids.”​- State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. June 21, 2016 Indianapolis – Today, the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention endorsed a set

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U.S. Senator Donnelly Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid and Heroin Epidemics, says ‘Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)’ would be significant step forward

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly spoke on the floor of the Senate about the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), the bill being considered this week, which seeks to address the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics and includes provisions adopted from and similar to bipartisan

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