Ending Syringe Exchange Program And Opioid Crisis Update
The needle exchange program created in Scott County, Indiana, was touted by health officials for significantly slowing down an HIV outbreak that made national headlines in 2015. But it’s now scheduled to end in January.
We find out why county commissioners voted to end the program, and talk to one commissioner who voted to keep it. We also hear about how the community is reacting to the news, and what might happen next.
Produced by Drew Daudelin.
Vice President, Scott County Commissioners
Executive Director, THRIVE Recovery Community Organization
HIV Prevention Outreach Coordinator, Scott County
Associate Director, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University