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Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

What does Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging mean to your organization? Two of our staff members, Charlotte Crabtree and Jude Brown explored that n their presentation at the DMHA Cultural Linguistic Competency Conference. Learn more here

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The American Rescue Plan

The Biden-Harris Administration signed the American Rescue Plan to address our Opioid Crisis. These actions are critical, especially with the increased numbers in overdose deaths. The plan will invest $4 billion dollars to expand access to harm-reduction services to help individuals with Substance Use Disorder. Read more about their plans for year one here.

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Adjusting as COVID-19 Impacts Regular Operations

COVID-19 has changed what is required to keep us all safe and alive. Response to overdose reversal is one of those changes. We ask you to read about the decisions made by IMPD to interrupt their use of officer-administered naloxone. Chief Dan O’Donnell, MD with Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, notes

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Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act (“NOPAIN Act”).

​​Overdose Lifeline (ODL) is a proud member of the Voices for Non-Opioid Choices Coalition based out of Washington D.C. Being a member of the Voices Coalition aligns with our mission to carry the message of HOPE to individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction. Opioid use disorder (OUD) frequently

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Announcing the Launch of #ChooseEmpathy

​September 16th, San Francisco, CA – Overdose Lifeline (ODL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction and substance use disorder and leading creative advertising agency, Venables Bell & Partners, have announced today the launch of #ChooseEmpathy. This new movement aims to create

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Justin Phillips | TEDxIndianaUniversity

Watch Overdose Lifeline Executive Director Justin Phillips presentation “I Am a Phoenix” from the TEDxIndianaUniversity October 2018 event. This years event theme is “From Ashes We Rise”. TEDxIndianaUniversity is a conference to be held at Indiana University Bloomington on October 12th that brings together innovative thinkers from across the university

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​Donnelly, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Workforce Shortage to Confront Opioid Epidemic

​Strengthening the Addiction Treatment Workforce Act would provide incentives for providers to practice at substance use disorder treatment facilities in underserved areas. Thursday, June 29, 2017, as announced from Senator Joe Donnelly’s office  Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced today that they introduced the Strengthening the

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Overdose Lifeline at the President’s Commission

Indianapolis, Indiana: Overdose Lifeline, Inc. founder and executive director Justin Phillips was invited to provide testimony at the November 1, 2017 President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis by Chairman and Governor Chris Christie. For an organization that has been on the front lines of the opioid

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Justin Phillip’s President’s Commission testimony in Washington D.C.

Overdose Lifeline’s Executive Director and Founder Justin Phillips was invited to provide testimony at the final hearing of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. What follows is Justin’s testimony. ​Thank you, Governor Christie, for the invitation to join the Commission today. Your leadership has been

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