Indiana getting $1 million to help deal with opioid use

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The federal government is awarding Indiana more than $1 million to train workers in 25 counties to help deal with widespread opioid use, addiction and overdoses.

The funds will provide participants with training in jobs that address the impact of the opioid crisis, including recovery coaches, peer navigators and community health workers. The money may also be used to train individuals to work in mental health treatment, addiction treatment and pain management.

The Labor Department awarded the funding to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, officials said last week.

The grant will serve people in the following counties: Bartholomew, Blackford, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Floyd, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Switzerland, Union, Washington and Wayne.

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