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New heroin overdose educational program targets teens

PictureJustin Phillips

Check out the full story, posted April 12, at WTHR.com
By 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 help others.

Justin’s organization, Overdose Lifeline, created an educational program on heroin prevention. Sunday, they gave a preview of their lesson plan. The program targets 8th and 9th graders. It’s to make them aware of the dangers of heroin and where to go if they need help.


PictureJustin’s 20-year-old son, Aaron Phillips (family photo)

Eyewitness News anchor Andrea Morehead emceed the event at Clowes Hall.

Justin’s son Aaron has also inspired action at the Statehouse. Indiana lawmakers are considering “Aaron’s Law,” which would give citizens access to the heroin antidote Narcan.

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