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Category: Opioid Crisis

Juneteenth: Then and Now

We are a group of representatives from multiple sectors who are researching ways to address the opioid epidemic and structural racism around overdose response in the Black communities of Indianapolis,

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What is Xylazine and Why Should I Be Aware of It?

Overdose Lifeline strives to provide the most up-to-date, research-based information on overdose, drugs that can cause overdose, and overdose prevention. Xylazine, a non-opioid sedative used in veterinary medicine, has recently gained attention for its role in increasing overdoses nationwide. However, it is not new to the illicit drug market. Xylazine

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In This Together: Helpful Addiction Resources

A partnership through The IU Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge and the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, the “In This Together” project, serves as a community resource for those wanting to learn more about the topic of substance use disorder and ways you can make a difference in

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About Addiction / Substance Use Disorder

Addiction is a Chronic Disease ​Addiction /Substance Use Disorder is not a choice, and it’s not due to a of lack of willpower. Addiction is a CHRONIC BRAIN DISEASE — that can be compared to other chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  In the case of

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The Opioid Health Crisis

The U.S. is Facing a National Public Health Crisis Related to Prescription and Illicit Opioids As reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read more about the history of Opioids and how the crisis has affected our nation at large.

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