New statewide effort addresses opioid crisis

Posted at 8:53 AM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 08:53:41-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Hoosier families caught in the opioid crisis now have a new resource to help.

The Addiction Policy Forum just launched an Indiana chapter. The chapter's goals: legislative change, family support, and reducing the stigma of addiction. 

For Sean Kovatch, his problem began with a work injury, and was prescribed opiate-based narcotics for a long period of time. 

"You get to the point where nothing's worth anything at all anymore," Kovatch said. "I didn't think I had any fight left in me. And I was resolved to dying a young man."

He got so desperate, his father even moved in with him. 

Helping Hoosier families impacted by the opioid crisis is one focus of the new statewide effort.

For more information on the Pathway to Recovery program, watch the video below.

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