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SAMHSA Road to Recovery TV – Features Overdose LifelinE

Road to Recovery – August 2016 ​​Preventing and Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse: Our Nation’s ChallengeEarlier this summer, Overdose Lifeline was invited to participate in the filming of an episode of The Road to Recovery television show from SAMHSA. ​This show highlights recent trends in prescription opioid misuse and heroin use;

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My name is Amy and I’m an Addict

​About fifteen years ago I started having back problems. I kept hoping that it would go away but it just kept getting worse. Finally, after suffering sleepless nights and long days I went to the doctor. After trying several different treatments and nothing helping I resigned myself to the fact

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Overdose Lifeline Program Shared in Schools

​Hancock County invited Overdose Lifeline (ODL) to come speak to the students at New Palestine High School regarding the risks of prescription pain medicine (opioids) and heroin use and provide alternatives to using drugs and alcohol in dealing with the issues, stresses, and pressures facing today’s youth. More than 150

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New heroin overdose educational program targets teens

Justin Phillips Check out the full story, posted April 12, at WTHR.comBy Kris Kirschner, WTHR reporter INDIANAPOLIS – A local mother is using personal tragedy to make a positive change in the community.Justin Phillips lost her 20-year-old son to a heroin overdose. Since then, she’s made it her mission to

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DEA warns Heroin suppliers mixing in powerful narcotic

Dr. David O’Donnel, Indianapolis EMS (WTHR photo) Click here to see the full story at WTHR.com:  By David MacAnally, WTHR reporter INDIANAPOLIS – Heroin is potent and addictive all on its own, but the DEA warns that some suppliers are coupling heroin with another powerful narcotic: fentanyl. “When people add

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