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Why I am working to become a Substance Abuse Counselor

April 3, 2018 By Jessica Gorham

My name is Jessica Gorham and I am a 26 year old graduate student at IUPUC enrolled in the Mental... Read more →

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What is a Hub, and How is ASAP Working to Implement One?

February 22, 2018 By Rhonda Fischer

The Hub was first introduced to the public in October 2017 as a part of the Substance Abuse Support System. The Hub is center of the system and connects to all the other elements.

We have described the Hub as a “physical place staffed with trained volunteers who help individuals and families navigate recovery options and connect with appropriate community organizations”.

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What to Expect at the Family Hope and Support Group

January 24, 2018 By ASAP-BC

A support group meeting is held weekly at 5:30 p.m. at Mill Race Center for families who have a loved one misusing opioids. Here’s a little bit about what you can expect.

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Ask the Expert: What is Medication-Assisted Treatment, really?

January 19, 2018 By Dr. Kevin Terrell

The most effective approach to treating patients with opioid addiction is to prescribe a long-acting oral opioid (e.g., buprenorphine) as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). There are three equally important parts of MAT:  medication, counseling, and support from friends and family. Read more →

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Ask the Expert: What’s it like to work in the ED?

December 27, 2017 By Dr. Kevin Terrell

Dr. Kevin Terrell, ASAP team member, describes what it is like to help patients struggling with opioid addiction and overdose in the emergency department. Read more →

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Ask the Expert: How do I know if it’s dependence or if it’s addiction? 

December 13, 2017 By Dr. Theodora Saddoris

Dr. Teddy Saddoris, one of our subject-matter experts, explains the difference between addiction and dependence. Read more →

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Be part of solution, not the problem

December 6, 2017 By Dr. Theodora Saddoris

This letter, written by Dr. Saddoris, was submitted to The Republic newspaper on Nov. 28, 2017. Read more →

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Sharing without Shame: Karen’s Story

November 29, 2017 By Karen Lovelace

I am a mother of an addicted son. I am not an addict, but I live the life of an addict due to his addiction.

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Ask the Expert: How do I know if I need treatment?

November 21, 2017 By Dr. Theodora Saddoris

Dr. Teddy Saddoris, one of our subject-matter experts, explains the signs that indicate whether you or a loved one might need treatment. Read more →

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Sharing without Shame: Jon’s Story

October 19, 2017 By Jonathan Lucas

My name is Jonathan Lucas, and I am a grateful addict in recovery. This is my story. Read more →