Hundreds of county leaders to attend Opioid Summit in late July

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Prescription pain pills are seen dumped out on a table at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

The Indiana Supreme Court is convening teams from each county to attend a statewide Opioid summit entitled: “A Medication Assisted Treatment and Addictions Primer for Justice Professionals.”

The event is part of the judicial branch’s pledge to help fight the public health crisis.

County teams will include judges, prosecutors, public defenders, chief probation officers, law enforcement, Department of Child Services, community leaders, and medical professionals.

The Summit will take place on July 25 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Sessions will focus on the science of addiction and evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders, along with tools for the community.

The addictions epidemic impacts every county in Indiana, making it imperative for community leaders to work together to address the issue.

A team from each of Indiana’s 92 counties is registered to attend.

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