Indiana program will help those needing ride to drug treatment center

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Starting on Saturday, Indiana is expanding a program to help those with drug addiction get to a treatment center safely.

The program is a partnership between the state Family and Social Services Administration and Indiana 211, which offers information about community resources.

Starting Saturday, you can request a free ride through ride-sharing service Lyft by calling 2-1-1 in order to get to a treatment center.

The transportation program was inspired by an initiative called Open Beds, which allowed people to call 211 to be connected to residential treatment centers that had space.

The program has been given $40,000 through June of next year.

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(This story was originally published on March 15, 2019)

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