Hoosiers in need of addiction treatment have a couple new resources available to them.
The 21st Century Cures Act provides Indiana with nearly $11 million in funding to tackle the opioid epidemic. The FSSA’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction leads the effort to increase recovery and treatment options and director Kevin Moore says the agency has made a commitment.
“We firmly believe we need to have the whole continuum available for folks, including medication-assisted treatment, as folks work to overcome this disease,” said Moore.
A new 22-bed residential treatment facility at Richmond State Hospital is set to open next month. Wayne County has one of the highest rates of drug deaths in the state.
A new web portal at the state’s Next Level Recovery site also lets people search treatment programs at the county level to determine if they are a match.