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Indiana’s Opioid Death Toll Grew through 2017, and Tobacco Claimed Seven Times as Many Lives as Opioids, New Reports on Addiction Find
Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Earlier this week, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation released two reports showing that in 2017, the opioid and tobacco epidemics claimed more than 14,200 Hoosier lives and cost our state $12.6 billion in healthcare costs, lost productivity and economic damages. These reports provide […]
The Opioid Crisis Needs Our Attention Now, More Than Ever
With so many COVID-19 related challenges before us, we cannot lose sight of the people in our lives and in our communities struggling with addiction. The opioid crisis, and substance use disorder more broadly, need our attention now more than ever.