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Justin Phillips Receives White House Champions of Change Award

Overdose Lifeline Founder Receives White House Champions of Change Award for Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Justin Phillips and nine other individuals were selected from more than 900 nominations to receive the “Champions of Change” award at the White House today. Senator Joe Donnelly nominated Justin for the recognition for

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Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention Endorses Prescribing Guidelines for Acute Pain

 “These new guidelines will help Indiana physicians treat patients’ pain responsibly and encourage both doctor and patient to explore pain-management options that don’t include addictive opioids.”​ – State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. June 21, 2016 Indianapolis – Today, the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention endorsed a

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U.S. Senator Donnelly Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid and Heroin Epidemics, says ‘Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)’ would be significant step forward

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly spoke on the floor of the Senate about the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), the bill being considered this week, which seeks to address the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemics and includes provisions adopted from and similar to bipartisan

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RTV6 awards Justin Phillips the Jefferson Award

RTV6 Selects Local Winner to Represent Central Indiana at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony in Washington D.C. Each Month RTV6 recognizes those giving back to the local community with the prestigious Jefferson Award. For her work in spreading awareness and access to naloxone, Justin Phillips founder and executive director of Overdose Lifeline was

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Motherly Advice for Gov. Pence’s Drug Task Force

Four moms whose children have suffered heroin addiction shared their thoughts about the governor’s new drug task force recently. From left: Justin Phillips, Kourtnaye Sturgeon, Michelle Craine and Teresa Short.(Photo: Matthew Tully)  by Matthew Tully,  indystar.com They are experts. Reluctant experts who have been forced to see the horrors of

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