Harm Reduction & Safe Syringe Program

  • Gov. Holcomb announces state’s first-ever naloxone vending machine
    Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the placement of Indiana’s first-ever naloxone vending machine at the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend. The machine is one of 19 to be placed statewide and will be available for use by the public. Learn more
  • Be Well Indiana: Maintaining Recovery In Crisis
    To provide insights and advice based on his professional and lived experience, Brandon George, the vice president of recovery programs and advocacy at Mental Health America of Indiana, offered his time to the Be Well Indiana blog to discuss the realities of addiction and recovery along with ways to help people maintain recovery. Learn more »
  • RFF-2021-011 REQUEST FOR FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR Family Peer Support Programming Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Adult Services
    unds have been secured through the SAMHSA State GLS Youth Suicide Prevention Grant, “A Focus in Community, State & Peer Collaboration: Striving to Achieve Zero Suicides in Indiana”, for the Family and Social Services Administration, through the Division of Mental Health and Addiction to facilitate the implementation of new or expand/continue family peer support programming in emergency room healthcare settings across Indiana. The purpose of this program is to provide peer support to family/loved ones of youth who are experiencing a mental health and/or suicidal crisis requiring emergency services. Learn more
  • How Austin, Indiana, Saved Its Syringe Exchange Program
    In Indiana, either counties or municipalities have the ability to approve syringe service programs, so advocates started lobbying members of Austin’s city council, encouraging them to back a program. The efforts were a success after the council members approved a syringe service program earlier this month. Learn more

National Initiatives

  • SAMHSA to Launch New “Office of Recovery” to Expand Its Commitment to Recovery for All Americans
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is launching an Office of Recovery, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to advance the agency’s commitment to, and support of, recovery for all Americans. Learn more »   View Full Announcement
  • Improving Access to Treatment: DEA’s New Mobile Methadone Van Rule
    On Monday, June 28, the DEA announced a new rule that will improve access to methadone—an evidence-based medication for opioid use disorder—by streamlining registration requirements on mobile methadone vans. This important rule change will make it easier for treatment providers to operate mobile methadone vans, thus helping them expand the geographic reach of their program and help individuals with opioid use disorders in underserved communities receive necessary care. Learn more