Click here for weather warnings in central Indiana

IN Focus: Brooks discusses efforts to fight heroin, opioid abuse

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2016) - Indiana continues to face a war on heroin and opioid abuse.

Last week, congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) held a special listening session to talk with Hoosiers about the war on drugs.

In Congress, she's been calling for a new task force to help prescribers come up with new best practices, so that people aren't over prescribed when they need pain medication.

The CDC also put out new prescribing guidelines this past week, calling for new safety measures.

"We are now having I think an unprecedented number of children coming into the child welfare system because their parents are dying of overdoses," said Brooks. "People need to realize more than 40 Americans a day are dying from overdose deaths."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.