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Rural adults have higher rates of alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and methamphetamine use, while prescription drug abuse and heroin use has grown in towns of every size. Substance abuse can be especially hard to combat in rural communities due to limited resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery. -RHIHub

The Substance Abuse Problem

1 in 5 

Ratio of individuals served at rural emergency departments needing a

tele-behavioral health consult under the age of 18. -Lugar Center for Rural Health Research


West Central Indiana Average Mental Health Provider Ratio

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