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.
Category: Advocacy & Legislation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The following story appeared on April 18th in the Indy Star, written by Matthew Tully. READ HERE A young quarterback lost to heroin’s grip by Matthew Tully, April 18, 2014 Editor’s note: Matt Tully has won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for General Column Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists.