Authors: Keeley Fischer, Lauryn Johnson, Alli Nickel, Dana Pflugradt Introduction Overdose Lifeline has recognized that most people requesting naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication, are white. Other programs have also found that the medication is more often given to white people than black, African American, Latino, or Hispanic individuals (Kinnard
Category: Overdose Prevention
In partnership with the Governor’s Office and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Overdose Lifeline placed Indiana’s first Naloxone Vending Machine at the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend. This was the start of our shared goal to place them in 19 locations across the state. Naloxone Vending
We had a successful first week at Camp Mariposa-Aaron’s Place! Thank you to the Eluna Network and our donors for making this change possible. Check out photos of our first weekend!
We are excited to announce our plans to expand our TINAD program and you’re invited to be a part of it! As we build upon the existing curriculum with a more robust education on opioid misuse, addiction as a brain disease, effective coping strategies, and more, we’d like to bring in more professionals to help us complete virtual interviews.
The Biden-Harris Administration signed the American Rescue Plan to address our Opioid Crisis. These actions are critical, especially with the increased numbers in overdose deaths. The plan will invest $4 billion dollars to expand access to harm-reduction services to help individuals with Substance Use Disorder. Read more about their plans for year one here.
Syringe Service Programs participants are 5x more likely to enter drug treatment and 3x more likely to stop using drugs.
CHARIOT connects trained lay responders to individuals experiencing an overdose. The goal is to work in parallel with 911 to provide naloxone as quickly as possible, reduce response times and prevent fatal overdoses.