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THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR: Tully: A smart step toward better addiction treatment

A new grant seeks to address what the Fairbanks Foundation calls “a massive shortage of trained specialists who can help those struggling with heroin and prescription drug addiction.” The heroin and opioid addiction crisis hit Indiana fast, and it hit hard. Medical professionals, emergency responders, public officials and many others have spent recent years fighting against a particularly cruel dependency that has shattered thousands upon thousands of lives. Perhaps the toughest lesson of…

RMFF Release: New Talent Pipeline Will Help Address Indiana’s Significant Unmet Need for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation grant will create new model for training addiction specialists, enabling 3,000 additional Hoosiers struggling with opioid addiction to be served annually. INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2017)—As Indiana’s opioid epidemic surges, our state faces a massive shortage of trained specialists who can help those struggling to overcome heroin and prescription drug addiction. To fill this gap and help put more Hoosiers on a path to recovery, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundat…

FOX59/WXIN: New study shows Hoosier taxpayers footing $540M bill for Medicaid patients who smoke

Indiana taxpayers are footing a hefty bill when it comes to Medicaid costs for Hoosiers who smoke cigarettes. A new study from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation shows the $540 million price tag all of us are paying if you smoke or not. “When you’re a smoker you end up having more health problems that causes you to go to the hospital or see your doctor more. Whether it’s asthma or cardiovascular disease or lung cancer so these things just cost a lot of money when you have t…
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