Harsha Behavioral Center will be hosting a drug symposium on March 16, 2018 at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute. RJL Solutions will be facilitating the relationships across the state and beyond to bring experts to West Central Indiana for this important event.
With the rise in opioid overdose deaths and drug-related arrests in Indiana, Governor Eric Holcomb has included this serious issue as one of his 5 pillars in the Next Level Legislative Agenda.
As reported in the Indy Star, Governor Eric Holcomb states, “Indiana must attack substance abuse as aggressively as substance abuse is attacking Hoosier lives, families, and communities.”
The current drug epidemic is affecting not only the lives of those who are addicted and their families, it is affecting the workforce and safety of our communities.
“I’ve been known to say that the needs of our community are great. However, serving on this board, I learned they’re often greater than any one of us can solve alone,” states Bernice Helman, Harsha Behavioral Center board member. “The significant drug overdose concerns of our region are real, problematic, and have to be faced as a community.”
Harsha will be partnering with Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, local health institutions and medical professionals, as well as political leaders in bringing valuable discussions to the symposium. Partners include Chances and Services for Youth (CASY), Hamilton Center, Inc., Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents, Indiana State University, Ivy Tech, RJL Solutions, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Terre Haute Police Department, Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Union Hospital, Union Hospital Clinton, United Way of the Wabash Valley, Valley Professionals Community Health Center, Vigo County Health Department, Vigo County School Corporation, and Work One.