Rural Substance Use Workshop planned

A Rural Substance Use Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at the Jackson County Learning Center, 323 Dupont Drive, Seymour.

Hear real-life stories from those with substance use disorder, discover what programs are available in the community and learn about resources from local leaders and business professionals. Those in attendance also will receive Narcan training and kits, and a free lunch will be offered.

The Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium was established in October 2017 with partners across the state working together to fight the opioid crisis in Indiana, which has seen a staggering 86.9% increase in opioid overdoses from 2010 to 2015. The consortium is a program of the Indiana Rural Health Association.

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