October 2, 2017–INDIANAPOLIS— Governor Eric J. Holcomb today introduced Indiana’s Next Level Recovery website (IN.gov/Recovery) to be the online entry point for all state resources on the opioid crisis.
“The Next Level Recovery website will be the front porch for Hoosiers looking for information and resources on opioid addiction,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This website will change and develop over time along with our efforts, and I hope it will become a go-to resource for communities, families and individuals.”
Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland led the website’s development as part of his mission to build a comprehensive, community-based and proactive plan of attack against the epidemic. The Next Level Recovery website at www.in.gov/recovery offers information for healthcare professionals, emergency personnel, law enforcement, community leaders and persons with substance use disorder and their families.
“For the first time, the state will have website for Hoosiers looking for information and help for substance abuse disorder,” McClelland said. “Previously, people had to jump around from site to site to find the one program they needed for a family member or for themselves. Now we have a hub to direct them to the right state resources.”
The Next Level Recovery website will house an ever-evolving clearinghouse of information on Indiana’s fight against the opioid epidemic, including the following:
- Data and Facts
- Indiana Initiatives
- Ways to Get Involved
- Information on Opioid Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement
- Resources and Information for Healthcare Professionals and First Responders
- Notices and Meeting Minutes from Indiana’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse
“When it comes to taking down Indiana’s opioid crisis, we must apply every asset,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I am committed to using a comprehensive, data-driven strategy so that we can address gaps in the system and stop the current trajectory in Indiana.”
Gov. Holcomb made attacking the drug epidemic one of the five pillars of his agenda upon taking office in January 2017. His first action as governor was to create a new position dedicated to tackling the drug crisis, and he appointed Jim McClelland as Indiana’s first executive director of drug prevention, treatment and enforcement.
McClelland is carrying out the strategic approach he formulated after months of listening to the concerns of the community and researching best practices to overcome the crisis in Indiana.