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Welcome to Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition

Addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or involving other substances or actions, is a disease that can be effectively treated, allowing individuals and those around them to recover their lives.

Recovery, Freedom, Peace in Recovery from Addictions


The Coalition
is a broad-based, diverse, not-for-profit organization that advocates on behalf of people with addictive disorders. Our mission is to promote recovery through advocacy, public education and service.


Addiction Recovery and HIV: Finding Synergy

When we talk about HIV and drug addiction, we most often focus on injection drug use (IDU) as a risk factor for HIV transmission. While only 2.6% of the country's population over the age of 13 reports having injected drugs at some point during their lives, approximately 10% of new HIV infections occur through shared injection equipment and 22% of people living with HIV (PLWH) were infected through IDU. These numbers do not account for people who use non-injection drugs, who experience HIV prevalence similar to that of people who inject drugs. Click here to read more.


Addiction now defined as brain disorder, not a behavior issue

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse. Click here to read more.


Coloring the Canal Purple

Recovery month was kicked off this year with "Coloring the Canal Purple". Watch the dedication below and view the coloring here.


Food 4 Souls Internship Opportunity
(for PEER Recovery Coaches)

Food 4 Souls has been collaborating with the PEERS project, and is now able to offer trained peer coaches an opportunity to complete their 500 internship hours at their facility. For more information, check out the attached Job Description.


Fairbanks Internship Opportunity
(for PEER Recovery Coaches)

Fairbanks has been collaborating with the PEERS project, and is now able to offer trained peer coaches an opportunity to complete their 500 internship hours at their facility. For more information, check out the attached Job Description.


Peer Recovery Coach YouTube Clips

  • Do you struggle with addiction and would like to hear from others who've been where you are?
  • Are you in early recovery and would like to hear other suggestions and experience that might enhance your recovery?
  • Are you in long-term recovery but are looking for ways to enhance your recovery?
  • Are you a trained Recovery Coach and would like to review some material from our recent workshop/training?
  • Are you interested in becoming a Peer Recovery Coach, but need to better understand what is involved?
  • Are you a friend or family member of someone in active addiction or in long term recovery who'd like to better understanding addiction and recovery from the perspective of a person in long term recovery?
  • Are you interested in better understanding addiction and recovery from the perspective of a person in long term recovery?

Check out these video clips...


Newsletter

Our latest newsletter for the Spring of 2016 is now available here. Stories include:

  • Highlights from the National Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit
  • An Update from The First Annual Community Outreach in Austin, IN
  • Future Recovery Coaches of Indiana

If you would like to be on our email list for future newsletters, there is a sign-up form on our Membership tab...or email recovery@recoveryindiana.org.


New Resources for Treatment and Self-Help

Our online resource guide for Treatment and Self-Help continues to get local, state and national recognition for its breadth and depth of available resources from around the country. We've included several new links - be sure to check them out! If you find any additional resources we should include, please let us know!


Shifting our Focus and Vocabulary: Recovery

Our new U.S. Recovery Czar Mike Botticelli recently talked with 60 Minutes about a shift he's leading to focus more on a "war of recovery" instead of a "war on drugs." Here is a clip from those interviews:

 



Recovery Coach Training

IAIC & Project PEERS is developing an infrastructure for peer recovery support services in Indiana.

Project PEERS will result in:

  • Development of a state-accepted credential for Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Training of Peer Recovery Coaches
  • Development activities for Recovery Community Organizations to increase their use of Peer Recovery Support Services

For more information, click here...

For registration & schedule information click here...


Working Together Works and Know Your Own Recovery

Check out our various statewide events and training on our EventBrite page, where you will be able to RSVP!

For registration & schedule information click here...


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The IAIC is a subsidiary of Mental Health America of Indiana
Kim Manlove : Director
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1431 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-638-3501 ext 231