Indiana State Museum

Museum Launches Exhibit Exploring Opioid Crisis

Feb 11, 2020
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Communities across the Midwest have been devastated by the opioid epidemic. But there's still a lot of misunderstanding about how opioids affect our bodies. A new and unusual museum exhibit is tackling this issue. 

The Indiana State Museum’s new exhibit is called “FIX.” Inside there’s a small kiosk with a monitor playing first-hand accounts of people who have struggled with addiction. 

One of them is Jose Ramos, a former anesthesiologist. 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is bringing an exhibition exploring the opioid crisis to its state museum early next year.

The Indiana State Museum says "Fix: Heartbreak and Hope Inside our Opioid Crisis" aims to remove the shame and isolation surrounding opioid addiction. It will feature displays on the biology behind addiction, the history of health crises in America, and personal stories from addicts and their families.

More than 1,700 people in Indiana died from drug overdoses in 2017. Most of those deaths were linked to opioid abuse.

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