SOUTHERN INDIANA — As a physician at The Healing Place, Dr. Allison Havens-Koetter sees recovery in action all the time.
FLOYD COUNTY —Addiction prevention often gets lost in the conversation about the opioid crisis, as communities across the country face an onslaught of overdose deaths and are scrambling to save lives.
JEFFERSONVILLE — Jennifer Shamburger didn’t hesitate when the director of the Bliss House, a Jeffersonville addiction recovery home, asked her if she could hire their residents.
Malinda Mackenzie had a good family life, good kids. What's happened over the past decade isn't something she saw coming.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Clark County Probation officer Josh Seybold had to take a deep breath before he could even start to explain how satisfying it is to witness someone overcome addiction’s clutch.
CLARK COUNTY — A report of women being tased at a motel in Clarksville seemed as though it would be the last call of the day on a News and Tribune ride-along with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on April 7.
Looking back now, Amy Kraemer Kaiser said there were warning signs. Her daughter, Ember Gooch, was always so outgoing and full of life. But in the early months of 2016, the girl who never met a stranger had become distant, always having to work, she would tell her mom.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — In the 1970s and '80s, William "Happy" Cox was heavily into drugs — speed, downers, heroin — anything he could afford to get high on.
INDIANA — Helen Rominger, infectious diseases nurse practitioner with the Damien Cares Clinic in Indianapolis, calls hepatitis C a silent disease; many people can have it for decades without knowing.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Soon after a needle exchange opened in Jeffersonville in late January, Clark County Health Officer Dr. Kevin Burke was reminded of why he declared an epidemic in the first place.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Right around the time Dr. James Patrick Murphy opened a pain management center in Louisville, the medical community was introduced to a class of drugs that would later be tied to a national epidemic.
JEFFERSONVILLE — When Evan Blessett started using drugs and alcohol, he described it as "just having a good time with friends."
The dichotomy of the word “fix” is interesting. It can mean repair. It can be used, too, as slang for the relief provided by a drug — and that’s where the destructiveness happens.
This Week's Circulars
- BOYS' BASKETBALL: Say so long to Ro(meo), Sean East
- Suspect in custody following cyber threat targeting New Albany High School
- Future New Albany pub about the classics and conversation
- THE HEART THAT BINDS: Transplant connects families from across the country
- How local schools keep students safe
- FOND FAREWELL: Seniors East, Langford combine for 55 points in victory over Bedford
- Jeffersonville adult caretaker charged with fraud, theft, neglect
- Bank Street Brewhouse will soon have Mexican food as Taco Steve moves in
- Greenville-based company puts SoIN on the galactic map
- Andrew Takami suspends U.S. Senate campaign