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ICAADA, Indiana addiction professionals and other addiction stakeholders are experiencing a flurry of activity and challenges in 2014 as we work for prevention and recovery: a prescription drug addiction epidemic, a growing heroin problem, special needs of critical populations, an aging addiction treatment workforce, a lack of addiction recovery community organizations, the integration of behavioral health with primary healthcare, and scarce resources for prevention and the treatment of low-income clients. New partnerships and collaborations will be required along with creative strategies to impact the opioid epidemic, workforce development, and emerging organizational demands.
An issue often ignored is the lack of incentives or benefits for addiction professionals entering the field. ICAADA and Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI) along with other addiction stakeholders were successful in advocating for a loan forgiveness bill in the state legislature. HEA 1360 was passed by the Indiana House of Representatives and Senate and signed by the Governor and establishes a board to oversee a loan forgiveness program for addiction and mental health professionals. While a small step, HEA1360 is groundbreaking legislation for addiction professionals.
Again, I would like to encourage you to engage with ICAADA as we address the challenges of 2014. We need your leadership.
ICAADA, in partnership with Emberwood Treatment Center, Fairbanks, Marion County Health Department, Indiana Wesleyan University and the Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition, is pleased to announce adolescent substance abuse treatment workshops throughout Indiana that focus on Evidenced-Based Practices that are effective with youth 12-22 years of age. These workshops are intended for youth treatment and support service providers, referral sources, faith based organizations, policy makers and college students.
The workshops are offered at no cost to participants and have three CEUs attached. Registration is limited to thirty participants at each location. These workshops are funded by a federal SAMHSA grant received by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction.
When: Saturday October 4, 2014 8-10pm
Where: Toby Theater in the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Laff-aholics Comedy Benefit for Recovery is an annual event in Indianapolis that features nationally headlining comedians. All profits go to local facilities that provide transitional housing and access to treatment for recovering addicts and alcoholics.