Opioid Prescription Rates Higher in Rural Counties

January 2019

Opioid Prescription Rates Higher in Rural Counties

Patients in rural areas are more likely to get an opioid prescription, a new analysis shows. Read the full article: https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-01-17/opioid-prescription-rates-higher-in-rural-counties?src=usn_fb&fbclid=IwAR2_URkq_WOqy3Azou4e-WeAr6YIFCmFYYZ4ORr-8mGjg5rdBybF5gXLVOQ

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Recovery Houses Set to Open

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction has contracted with Oxford House to develop and open 42 recovery houses over the two-year State Opioid Response (SOR) grant cycle (21 in each funding year) from 2018-2020. These are in addition to any recovery houses certified by the Indiana National Alliance

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2019

This year the National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) will be January 22-27, 2019. Every year the NDAFW brings teens and scientific experts together to discuss the scientific facts about drugs, as well as their potential health effects on teen bodies and brains. Events are held throughout the country, with registrants getting free science

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The Opioid ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Project

Indiana’s Project ECHO highlighted in journal Addiction. In a letter to the editor published in the journal Addiction, Indiana University faculty discuss the statewide implementation of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes), a model used to increase workforce capacity for the management of medical conditions, including opioid use disorder (OUD). The letter includes research

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