The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced plans to add five addiction treatment centers across the state today, including one center in Bloomington. The five centers– which state officials say will be built in Greenwood, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Lafayette, and Bloomington– would bring the state’s number of opioid addiction facilities up to 19.
The Family and Social Services Administration said the centers should be up and running within a year. The news comes after a slew of overdoses sent at least 15 people to the hospital in Bloomington over the past week. The Associated Press reported that heroin overdose deaths have tripled across the state since 2010.