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Fort Wayne City Council met Tuesday to address the opioid epidemic in Northeast Indiana.

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On Thursday, the state health commissioner declared a public health emergency for Allen County. That declaration allows the county to establish a syringe services program, or an SSP.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids

This month, WBOI is looking at teen mental health in Northeast Indiana. WBOI’s Lisa Ryan reports on teen drug abuse in Indiana at a time when opioid abuse is a growing problem in the state.

On Wednesday, March 30th WBOI hosted Issues & Ales at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. Issues and Ales is a laid-back event, where members of the WBOI News team moderate important conversations about our region.  

This hour, WBOI's Zach Bernard moderates a discussion on the opioid epidemic in Northeast Indiana, how it started, and how it can be combated. 

 

Moderator: Zach Bernard

Panelists:  

Dr. Deborah McMahon, Allen County Health Commissioner

Indiana Receives Federal Money To Fight Opioid Abuse

Mar 23, 2016
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Four Indiana health centers will receive more than one-and-a-half million dollars in federal funding to address heroin and opioid abuse.

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Drug overdose deaths have been on the rise in Indiana and across the country over the last several years, mainly at the hands of opioids.