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Category: Advocacy & Legislation

Women’s History Month: Betty Ford and Removing Addiction Stigma

This Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight Betty Ford, former First Lady and fierce advocate for social policy reform. Ford fought for women’s rights, the arts, health and breast cancer awareness, and many other philanthropic efforts. After her time as First Lady, Ford found a new purpose – fighting addiction and the negative stigma around substance use disorder. 

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Disco Ball Raises $40K for Overdose Lifeline

On September 15th, the Justus Companies hosted the Disco Ball Fundraiser in support of Overdose Lifeline’s mission to provide programs and services to individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorder. 

The night was a testament to the power of community, and we extend our deepest gratitude to those who joined us in their disco best with open hearts and wallets. We are proud to share that you helped us raise over $40,000 for Overdose Lifeline.

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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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