Hoosier chief justice gives Indiana leading role in opioid fight

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush has been selected to lead a task force of state court officials examining the justice system’s role in combating the nation’s opioid crisis. The task force will begin meeting in November, giving important audience to state and national experts on what is and isn’t working in opioid abuse […]

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Recovery leaders find new avenues forward in fight against addiction

As reported by Forbes, strides have been made in the fight against addiction in 2017. Mark Zuckerberg met with the recovery community in Dayton, Ohio; the Associated Press set recovery-friendly standards for journalists; and Google cracked down on unethical ads that support patient brokering. Yet despite some big wins for recovery, there are numerous barriers that remain, and people are […]

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Opioid court may be solution to large-scale overdoses

NPR reports federal, county and city court officials are looking hard at Buffalo, N.Y.’s new opioid crisis intervention court as one potential model solution to the epidemic of heroin and opioid overdoses that continue to devastate families and communities across America, taxing local governments, first responders and the nation’s criminal justice system. Buffalo’s opiate court […]

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Spirit & Place performance depicts true stories of addiction and recovery

Sally Wasmuth, Ph.D., OTR, was a research fellow at the Veterans Administration when she sought some kind of intervention that would be beneficial for the population she was working with – military vets dealing with addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her answer: theater. “It serendipitously addressed all the things we were seeing in addiction […]

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