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Addiction Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

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The Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) Bureau of Mental Health Promotion and Addiction Prevention provides oversight and administration of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant to ensure funding that addresses statewide prevention and mental health promotion priorities. It supports evidence-based initiatives that serve to prevent and reduce substance abuse and mental illness, reduce the negative impact of substance abuse and mental illness, and promote overall behavioral health. Suicide, problem gambling, underage drinking, binge drinking, tobacco and illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse are examples of issues that prevention initiatives may target.

Mission: To reduce substance use and abuse and promote behavioral health across the lifespan of Indiana citizens by maintaining a coordinated, effective, and accountable system of prevention and behavioral health promotion services.

Vision: Sustainable environments that nurture, assist and empower all Indiana citizens to access and experience optimum physical, emotional and mental health.

Click here to read the substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion strategic plan SFY2019 - SFY2023


Davetta A. Henderson Assistant Deputy Director of Mental Health Promotion, Addiction & Prevention Davetta.Henderson@fssa.IN.gov 317-233-6367
Dave Bozell Assistant Deputy Director David.Bozell@fssa.IN.gov 317-232-7868
Vacant Bureau Chief, Prevention    
Cathy Blume Synar & Alcohol Program Director Catherine.Blume@fssa.IN.gov 317-232-7912
Vacant Program Director    
Vera Mangrum Program Director Vera.Mangrum@fssa.IN.gov 317-232-7804

General information

The evolution of Indiana prevention

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Synar information

Synar annual report FFY 2019

Synar annual report FFY 2018

Tobacco retailer inspection reports

Tobacco Inspection Map

Retailer violation rates for the 20 largest tobacco retailers in Indiana

Community education webinar

Synar retailer posters for print

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Grants, documents and resources

Prevention logic model

Prevention strategic planning information

General resources

Data resources

Training resources

Indiana's evidence-based practice guide

Requests for Funding

Health disparities opportunity

RFF-2018-08 Support services for Indiana's Synar program