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The Indianapolis Star: Focus on preventing substance use

Policymakers, health care professionals, employers and community leaders — in Indianapolis and across the state — agree that confronting the opioid epidemic and the state’s unacceptably high rate of tobacco use are top priorities. While Indiana is making significant strides to support those who are battling addiction, there remains much more to be done to stem the tide of the opioid crisis, significantly reduce smoking rates and save lives. Many are also asking an important question: Wh…

TheIndyChannel.com: Fairbanks Foundation to invest $12 million into Marion County schools to fight drug use

INDIANAPOLIS — To help stop the opioid crisis in central Indiana, a local organization is sponsoring a $12 million grant to reduce children’s substance abuse. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation unveiled a grant Tuesday to Marion County schools. The $12 million grant will provide funding and assistance to public and private schools in Marion County to implement programs that will reduce students’ use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs and others. Only 11 perc…
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