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.