“You can get drugs in any city and any state, no matter how beautiful or low the crime rate is."
Thanks to a law passed in 2015, Hoosiers have two ways to get Narcan.
"If it's this hard then why don't I just go back to my hard life of using drugs instead of trying to get help? It's going to be hard either way."
We brought in a panel of experts to talk about it the problems with heroin, solutions to the drug problem and how Hoosiers could have hope to kick the habit.
"You don't wake up one day and decide, 'I'm going to be an addict, like I think I'm going to be addicted to drugs.' It's a slow process that happens."
While there is some debate about whether there is a single cause linked to these increased caseloads, the consensus remains the same – heroin is part of the equation and the drug's choking grip on Indiana is suffocating a child welfare system already overburdened.
The number of white women using heroin is becoming more common.
The Indiana Drug Enforcement Administration said if you think of fentanyl as a box of salt, it only takes two grains for someone to overdose.
"When you're on the medicine, you don't care about anything, nothing."
Heroin and criminal activity go hand-in-hand, and it's a regular battle for police departments across Indiana.