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Category: Advocacy & Legislation

Reflections on a recent ODL fundraiser

CBS4 Chief Meterologist, Chris Wright On Friday March 6th, I was once again witness to the beauty and tenderness of the human condition.  As I struggle daily with the loss of Aaron to heroin, and I continue the march toward saving other lives, I am privileged to be in a

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Bill Would Put Heroin Overdose Antidote in Hoosier’s Hands

Click here to see the full video on WTHR: INDIANAPOLIS – Another central Indiana police department will give its officers a new tool to save people overdosing on heroin. Columbus Police will begin later this month issuing Naloxone rescue kits to officers and training them on how to use the

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Mom of Overdose Victim Learns Narcan Saves a Life

By Jennie Runevitch, WTHR reporter Posted: Nov 25, 2014 10:26 PM EST  Click here to see the full story at 13 INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis mother is on the front lines in the fight against heroin. When Justin Phillips lost her 20-year-old son to a heroin overdose, she turned

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Mom’s Mission:  More IMPD Officers have Heroin Antidote

October 9, 2014 marked the one year anniversary of Aaron’s death by heroin overdose.  To commemorate, Overdose-Lifeline donated 37 kits of Narcan to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to help prevent such tragedies.  Read the text of WISH TV’s coverage below, or watch the full story here: INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)

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 International Overdose Awareness Day and Why. . .

International Overdose Awareness Day was started in 2001. Indiana had never held an event before this year. I felt it was important to be a part of the greater whole, to join with the communities across the US and in at least four other countries where events were held on

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Indiana Groups Endorse Bill to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

Indiana Groups Announce Support for Donnelly-Ayotte Bill to Combat Heroin Use and Prescription Drug Abuse Bipartisan Legislation Earns Endorsements from Local Law Enforcement, Organizations ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Contact: Donnelly_Press@Donnelly.Senate.Gov Phone: 202-224-0972 Washington, D.C. — Following Senator Joe Donnelly’s introduction of bipartisan legislation to combat

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