With 1 in 12 people struggling with some form of substance abuse in Indiana, Representative Jack Jordan said, “We are taking steps to get more Hoosiers on the road to recovery. September marks National Recovery Month, so let’s come together to raise awareness, connect to help and celebrate recovery.”
A new three-digit hotline, 988, offers immediate support to anyone struggling or going through a mental-health crisis. Indiana’s Be Well Crisis Helpline is another free and confidential resource to connect with trained counselors by calling 211 or visiting BeWellIndiana.com. For referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations, visit the National Helpline by clicking here or by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Rep. Jordan said in a recent release, “With opioids accounting for over 80% of all overdose deaths in Indiana, we invested $1.3 million in overdose prevention so that nonprofits and first responders can distribute naloxone, a life-saving overdose reversal drug, to more Hoosiers.” To receive a naloxone kit and training on how to use the live-saving drug, click here.
Jordan also said, “We are also enhancing substance abuse treatment services throughout our communities with a $54.8 million investment in Community Catalyst Grants.”
Hoosiers struggling with addiction are not alone. Please connect to these important resources and get on the road to recovery.