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In 1989, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) launched National Recovery Month to increase awareness surrounding mental health and substance abuse. At the same time, it wanted to celebrate the success stories to illustrate that living in recovery is possible…

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On a Friday evening in late June, Liliana Quintero received a call from one of the Spanish interpreters working at a COVID-19 testing site in Goshen, Indiana. The area has one of Indiana’s higher Latinx populations and higher rates of COVID-19 cases, according to state data.

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Located within an Indianapolis food desert, 25 volunteers gathered on a hot July day to build six raised garden beds and plant cool-season vegetable crops in a community garden on the campus of HealthNet Martindale-Brightwood Health Center. The volunteers made a vision for quality food acces…

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People often hold strongly to vastly differing ideas and opinions about addiction. Many people see heroin addicts as despicable, depraved criminals, without conscience or morals. Yet, addiction doctors insist addiction is a disease. These viewpoints are difficult to reconcile. What is the truth?

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Having to pay expensive medical bills is something many Americans are frightened of causing them to neglect the medical care they need to avoid debt. That fear has become more prevalent recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing many people to lose their jobs and the health insurance that…

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Indiana schools are returning to school, but things are much different than years past. While thoughts of returning to school typically include back to school shopping and what teachers the student has, this year has brought additional thoughts of how to keep students safe as we continue to …

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Back in early March, the COVID-19 pandemic caused millions of people around the world to begin social distancing and living under quarantine, and the hope was that things would become better in short order.  We are now in August and it remains clear that COVID-19 remains a dan-gerous threat …

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Dr. Blessing Ogbemudia graduated from Indiana University’s medical school in May. As he was celebrating with a few friends, he received an anonymous messageon Instagram. It contained an audio clip of someone talking about him. 

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COVID-19 is changing nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Whether it be overall health and well-being, social life, quality time spent with family or job situation, everyone, regardless of income levels, has felt the effects of this global crisis. In fact, according to a consumer survey by…