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Gov. Holcomb announces plans to open new opiod addiction centers in Indiana

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana had taken another step to help opiod addicts come clean. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the state is adding five new treatment centers to the 14 already open. Treatment will include Medicaid coverage for addicts who take methadone as part of their treatment. 

Indiana Medicaid already covers two newer forms of medication-assisted treatment, Suboxone and Vivitrol. 

The existing centers treated more than 10,000 Hoosiers in 2016. 

"We're normal people just like everybody else," said Amy Rardon, a recovering addict. "We want to work and be part of population and go and get our treatment and live our lives. "This is a very proven method of doing it it has made me able to work and meet obligations and do things I had not been doing for very long time. 

The new sites in Greenwood, Fort Wayne, Terra Haute, Lafayette and Bloomington are expected to open within a year.

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