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IU’s Indiana Prevention Resource Center to Enhance Alcohol and Drug Screening as Preventive Care – July 16th, 2014

The Indiana University School of Public Health and the Indiana Prevention Resource Center is making it easier for patients to talk about their drug and alcohol use through a program called SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral). Mallory DeSalle helps explain what SBIRT does and how it will help Hoosiers in finding appropriate treatment for their drug or alcohol use. …

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Indiana Board of Pharmacy Bans Synthetic Drug Compounds

The Indiana Board of Pharmacy has banned four compounds that are used to make the synthetic drugs K2 and spice. The board is working closely with Indiana State Police to pass emergency rules to battle the ever-changing chemical formulas. These synthetic drugs are extremely dangerous because the majority of users are youth that may think these are natural substances. K2 …

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Bloomington Police Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Bloomington Police Department will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 26th. Department personnel will collect old, unwanted, and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed. Joe Qualters, captain of the Department’s Detective Division, says this is a bi-annual event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The goal is to get all those unneeded and …

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New “Bitter Pill” Government Website Aims To Educate Hoosiers On Prescription Drug Abuse

Indiana now has a one-stop site for information on prescription drug abuse. The misuse of prescribed medications has reached epidemic proportions, according to the state Department of Health. With more Hoosiers looking for information about signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse or hoping to find out where they or their loved ones can go for help, Attorney General Greg …

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