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 begins with a legitimately prescribed pain medication. ODL is not advocating to remove all pain medication we are merely advocating for the opportunity to receive alternatives to a prescription.
Recently, a bipartisan group of members of Congress in both the House and the Senate have introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act (“NOPAIN Act”). This important piece of legislation is designed to increase the utilization of non-opioid acute pain management approaches pain by updating outdated reimbursement policies. Currently, limited reimbursement for non-opioid treatments and therapies has limited patient and provider access to these approaches. To address this, the NOPAIN Act would provide better reimbursement for such approaches and give patients and providers a choice in how they manage pain with options that are safe, effective, and non-addictive.
Happy New Year Greetings from Overdose Lifeline!
As we look toward a new year and a new decade we give thanks to the friends and supporters of Overdose Lifeline (ODL), our Board of Directors and Staff. Each in their own way contributing to the fulfillment of our mission, “to carry the message of HOPE to individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction.”
Here are the highlights of Overdose Lifeline's accomplishments in meeting our mission in 2019.
Accomplishments in Education