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Spotlight on IRA and Member-Centered Harm Reduction

The Comer Family Foundation, one of our grantors, interviewed me and several of our members about the Indiana Recovery Alliance and the impact we are having on harm reduction. The foundation’s story clearly demonstrates the need for member-centered harm reduction services to address the opioid crisis and highlights the IRA as an effective model. Below […]

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Safe Consumption Site Petition!

Sign this petition for more sane and humane treatment of people who use drugs! Will you stand with the Indiana Recovery Alliance in calling on the City of Bloomington and the Monroe County and Indiana State governments to take all necessary steps to authorize and establish supervised drug consumption facilities, also commonly called safe consumption […]

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The IRA’s Role in the Indiana Recovery and Harm Reduction Project

By Kirk Markey As overdose death rates and the prescription opioid epidemic continue to worsen, more and more informed action is required at the local level. The Indiana Recovery Alliance has worked diligently to perform these actions for several years, usually with verifiably substantial results. At this time, we’d like to take the opportunity to […]

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An Open Letter to Those Write Us To Tell Us They Do Not Approve of Our Harm Reduction Program

We got your message about our Syringe Service Program (SSP), and your feelings towards it. Did you know we have saved thousands of lives as a result of the Narcan we give out? Because we value human life. We assume you also value human life, and that you wouldn’t want to be the person who […]

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There’s More To Indiana Harm Reduction Than Syringes

By Kirk Markey This is the first in a recurring series on the variety of services that the Indiana Recovery Alliance offers in the local community. A Subject That Just Doesn’t Come to Mind Our first instinct was to begin this blog with something like” ‘When people think of harm reduction, they usually associate it […]

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On Occasion of Our 500th Overdose Reversal

2/10/2017 Statement from the Indiana Recovery Alliance. Local harm reduction project reports 500 potentially fatal overdoses reversed Bloomington, IN – On Friday February, 10th, the Indiana Recovery Alliance harm reduction project reported its 500th overdose reversal. The vast majority of these reversals were reported by people who use drugs and their loved ones. Others were […]

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A message to people using drugs…

The Indiana Recovery Alliance is all about empowering YOU, and is operated by current and former drug users. We are not an “abstinence only” based recovery project. We are not affiliated with any churches. We are not a government program. As such, we are not trying to get you sober or save your soul or […]

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