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Total of $3 million awarded to Indiana for six addiction recovery networks

Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 14:38:40-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The State of Indiana announced Tuesday a total of $3 million in funding would go toward the launch of six comprehensive addiction recovery networks across the state.

Over the next two years, three of Indiana's regional partnerships — northern, central, and southern — will complete recovery networks and seek designation as comprehensive addiction recovery networks, Jim McClelland, Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement, announced in Indianapolis on Monday.

"Governor Eric J. Holcomb has called for an all-hand-on deck approach to combat the drug crisis and communities all across Indiana have stepped forward," McClelland said. "We appreciate the Indiana General Assembly's work to help more people enter recovery through comprehensive addiction recovery networks that will meet people with substance use disorders where they are, assess their needs and connect them to the full continuum of evidence-based care."

The addiction recovery network designation was designed by Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, in alignment with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's Next Level Recovery initiative.

The recovery networks will be stationed at:
· Northern Indiana: Regional Health Systems, Merrillville
· Central Indiana: The Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County/Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis
· Southern Indiana: Community Mental Health Center, Lawrenceburg

Each center must partner with local providers for assessments, inpatient, outpatient, medication assisted treatment, peer support services, recovery residences, job training and workforce readiness services, and family support services.