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Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Happy first anniversary, United Council on Opioids!”

Since Jan. 25, 2019, more than 70 community members have participated in creating solutions to the local substance abuse crisis. The UCO has developed partnerships with agencies across the region.

Overdose Lifeline — “Exhibit on substance abuse opens Saturday at Indiana State Museum”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Exhibit on substance abuse opens Saturday at Indiana State Museum”

An exhibit dedicated to educating people on the drug epidemic in Indiana will open to the public Saturday at the Indiana State Museum.

Overdose Lifeline — “New opioid library unveiled to help address epidemic”
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Overdose Lifeline — “New opioid library unveiled to help address epidemic”

“There is a lot of information, but unfortunately there’s also a lot of misinformation despite the fact that 43 million Americans are affected by this disease,” said Justin Phillips, executive director of Overdose Lifeline, a nonprofit she founded in Indiana after the death of her son from a heroin overdose in 2013.

Overdose Lifeline — “Why This Group Handles Grief By Boxing”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Why This Group Handles Grief By Boxing”

Overdose Lifeline has run a grief support group for years. The boxing class is relatively new, and is open to people dealing with all kinds of grief.

Overdose Lifeline — “Empathy is good, but what if you care too much? Dr. Judith Orloff has advice for empaths”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Empathy is good, but what if you care too much? Dr. Judith Orloff has advice for empaths”

Justin Phillips, a mother who lost her son to a drug overdose, partnered with agency Venables Bell & Partners, to start the #chooseempathy movement. She founded Overdose Lifeline to raise awareness that addiction is not a choice and requires empathetic responses.

Overdose Lifeline — “Strengthening the Heartland program brings opioid misuse prevention resources to rural South Dakota”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Strengthening the Heartland program brings opioid misuse prevention resources to rural South Dakota”

Letcher said the program is in need of presenters and anyone interested may contact her to learn more. Presenters complete online trainings with support from Overdose Lifeline, Inc., and earn $100 per presentation.

Overdose Lifeline — “JCCT to host songwriter concert”
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Overdose Lifeline — “JCCT to host songwriter concert”

“So much happened so fast . . . . It took a few years to come to some healing, and part of that is in sharing our story when called upon,” Don Pedigo said.

Overdose Lifeline — Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy, Reaches Settlement With Several States
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Overdose Lifeline — Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy, Reaches Settlement With Several States

Director and founder of Overdose Lifeline Justin Philips says Purdue Pharma and other pharmaceutical companies have changed the culture in which doctors and patients deal with pain and it may be hard to change it back.

Overdose Lifeline — Extension program addresses rural opioid misuse
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Overdose Lifeline — Extension program addresses rural opioid misuse

Requirements to become a trainer include completing online trainings and a remote training with Kourtnaye Sturgeon of Overdose Lifeline Inc. Trainers earn $100 per presentation.

Overdose Lifeline — He accidentally injected his wife with fentanyl instead of heroin. It wasn’t murder, court says
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Overdose Lifeline — He accidentally injected his wife with fentanyl instead of heroin. It wasn’t murder, court says

“I have (spoken to) parents who have lost their children who felt the need to prosecute dealers,” said Justin Phillips, the founder of Indianapolis-based nonprofit Overdose Lifeline, who lost a son to a heroin overdose in 2013. “But I don’t think at the end of the day, they’re going to tell you that (it) changes the fact that their loved one is dead. This is a chronic disease of the brain. It’s a public health issue; it is not a criminal issue.”