Everyday the news is filled with stories about overdoses, gun violence and other tragedies. Often drugs and alcohol use, abuse or sales play a central role in these tragedies. As students head back to school we focus again on college campuses where the problem of substance abuse and sexual assault is a daily reality. While others work to change the culture, there is one tool designed to save lives TODAY!
Indiana Lifeline Law
In 2014, State Senator Jim Merritt authored legislation designed to give immunity from alcohol related prosecution to any minor who calls to report a medical-emergency or crime. Merritt explains that it’s not about giving bad behavior a free pass but rather getting life-saving help to those who need it the most.
Every year we read of accidental overdoses or serious injuries to students who are drunk or under the influence. It is easy to sit back and be critical or wring our hands fearing that there is nothing that can be done.
Call to Action
If you are the parent, sibling, or loved one of an Indiana student you can help. Make sure they are aware of Indiana’s Lifeline Law! Click HERE to learn more about it. And if someone you love is struggling with a drinking or substance abuse problem, do not wait. Call Scott J. Watson at Heartland Intervention, LLC today at 317-752-8811. We exist to lovingly offer recovery instead of addiction to families suffering from substance abuse and more.