Indiana gets another $11M to combat heroin, opioid abuse

A federal agency has awarded Indiana nearly $11 million for the second straight year to fight the state's opioid abuse crisis.

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018 11:49 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency has awarded Indiana nearly $11 million for the second straight year to fight the state's opioid abuse crisis.

The Health and Human Services funding is among $485 million recently awarded nationwide to combat heroin and opioid abuse.

Indiana was awarded $10.9 million, the same amount it received last year. That funding supports a variety of prevention, treatment and recovery services for people addicted to opioids.

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks says the federal money provides "a greater sense of hope" to people suffering from substance abuse, their families and law enforcement, first responders and medical personnel working on the epidemic's front lines.

The grant will be administered by the state of Indiana, which will determine funding for specific programs.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 53°
Kokomo
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 55°
Rensselaer
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Fowler
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 52°
Williamsport
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 53°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 54°
Frankfort
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 57°
Delphi
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Monticello
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 55°
Logansport
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 55°
Dry, but Cooler For Monday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events