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Special guest makes a stop in Terre Haute, talks opioid crisis

The opioid crisis in the Wabash Valley was the topic of a special guest in Terre Haute on Tuesday.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 5:40 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The opioid crisis in the Wabash Valley was the topic of a special guest in Terre Haute on Tuesday.

Dr. Kristina Box is the Indiana State Health Commissioner.

She visited The Richard G Lugar Center for Rural Health in Terre Haute.

Dr. Box did her first year of medical school in Terre Haute 35-years ago.

She says the changes in the medical and educational communities here are amazing.

She also talked about a crisis our residents face, opioid abuse.

She applauded a new opioid treatment center for the area.

Dr. Box will travel to Washington D.C. next week to fight for more money for healthcare in Indiana.

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