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Rep. Jack Jordan: New Legislation to Fight Addiction Epidemic

Jack Jordan state RepAddiction is a pervasive problem throughout Indiana and the nation. Indiana State Rep. Jack Jordan said “We must continue taking steps to combat this serious disease and offer support to those who are suffering.”

Jordan continued, “To assist Hoosiers in their fight to overcome addiction, I supported legislation that would help more people be admitted into inpatient treatment facilities. Under current law, those seeking treatment for addiction must be sober or in withdrawal, which may prevent some from getting help.”

Allowing those ready to receive professional help to be admitted to treatment facilities – regardless of their sobriety – will better ensure more Hoosiers have an opportunity to overcome addiction.

Another piece of legislation would establish the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Center Grant Program. These grants could help recovery centers with community outreach, treatment and recovery efforts, and facility maintenance. Funds from this program would be administered by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, and grants would be evenly distributed across the state

For more information on these bills, click here. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, click here.