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Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition

Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or involving other substances or actions, is a disease that can be effectively treated, allowing individuals and those around them to recover their lives.

The Coalition is a broad-based, diverse, not-for-profit organization that advocates on behalf of people with addictive disorders. Our mission is to promote recovery through advocacy, public education and service.
Courageous Conversations: Reducing Stigmans

Mark your Calendars for the upcoming

Courageous Conversations: Reducing Stigma

February 27th, 6-8 p.m.

Indiana State Museum

Join guest speakers Brandon George, executive director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition and Justin Phillips, executive director of Overdose Lifeline as they share their expertise on how we can reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and the opioid crisis facing Hoosiers today. Also, learn more about the creation of the museum’s newest, immersive exhibit FIX: Heartbreak and Hope: Inside our Opioid Crisis. Find out why a topic like this is important for a museum to unravel, and contribute to the dialog with your own comments and questions. Following this session, you’ll be able to tour the exhibit.
Tickets available at the door or online: Buy Tickets Online Now!

Researchers are hoping learn more about why some kids make risky decisions. The goal of the study is to help researchers develop preventive measures for drug, alcohol and risky sexual behaviors that kids sometimes move into in the teenage years.

This study is seeking kids 11-12 years old with or without
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral issues
  • A father with a history of drug abuse.
The study includes only two visits to the university.

The first visit (about 3.5 hours) includes both parent and child and focuses on behavioral interviewing. We also introduce the child to what it is like to be inside an MRI machine. Researchers want to learn more about just what happens in the brain when children are in decision-making situations. Kids will be playing games and watching movies (that put them in decision-making situations) while they are in the MRI. We want to make sure the kids are comfortable and having fun.

The second visit (about 2.5 hours) is the actual MRI scan. The scan lasts about 75 minutes. Kids will be occupied with movies and games the entire time. We then follow-up with parent and child every 6 months. We meet parent and child closer to their home at a library, coffee shop or McDonalds for about 20 minutes so that they can both complete a very short questionnaire.

The study is completely non-invasive and does not include radiation or medication.

Compensation is paid in cash at each visit and is up to $370 if parent and child come to all of the visits. Parents receive a free mental health evaluation and the child receives an MRI photograph of their brain and bonuses like a gift card at the first visit.

Recovery Support Services

Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition Supports Multiple Pathways to Recovery

Each person is unique and has individual characteristics, we need the same diversity when it comes to recovery. There is no “one size fits all” approach that works when treating substance use disorder. While we widely acknowledge that a “cookie cutter” approach is not effective, we have done little in the way of providing  resources for those looking at different pathways. Facing Addiction with NCADD has provided us with a new tool that highlights and outlines the many pathways to recovery. This includes personal testimony from individuals who have found recovery through a variety of pathways. You can download the guide by clicking the image to the left or click here.


Below are links to treatment facilities

Emberwood Center

Mental Health America of Indiana provides treatment through its subsidiary Emberwood Center. EmberWood Center promotes growth, respect and integrity through community-based services to address the cycle of addiction with individuals and families.


A nonprofit organization focused on recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, serving as a resource to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through its programs and services

Life Recovery Center

Life Recovery Center is an Outpatient facility specializing in the treatment of mental health, substance abuse, and related issues. With three locations in Indianapolis, Indiana, LRC has been serving their community since 2004

Tara Treatment Center

Since July 1985, Tara Treatment Center, Inc. has provided services for men and women suffering from the disease of alcoholism and/or drug addictions. Located in southern Johnson County, Indiana.

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Contact Info
  • Address:1431 N Delaware Street
  • Phone:317-638-3501 ext 231
  • Fax:317-638-3540
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