“Our buddy, Justin Phillips over at Overdose Lifeline, lost her son Aaron Sims to an opioid overdose, and wrote this really, awesome piece of legislation that made it so everyone in the state of Indiana can access naloxone”
You can obtain Fentanyl strips through the Overdose Lifeline. A program that Justin Phillips founded in 2014, after her 20-year-old son Aaron, died from an opioid overdose.
Overdose Lifeline founder Justin Philips says the program uses a targeted approach to prevention.
“This program Preventure is selective,” says Phillips. “We know personality traits do indicate high risk.”
“He was an athlete, he was a quarterback for his high school football team and had lots of injuries, and lots of prescriptions for opioids,” said Justin Phillips of her son Aaron, who died of an overdose from heroin in 2013 at the age of 20.
News at IU, October 10, 2018 An Indiana public health conference focused on harm reduction that aims to help people who use drugs stay safe and stay alive is expected to draw…
The conference, sponsored by Indiana University’s Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge, provides an opportunity for people from diverse perspectives to work together to achieve a shared goal of addressing Indiana’s most pressing public health issues.
"Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training," Jill Sheridan, Indiana Public Media, September 28 2018. The public had an opportunity to learn to administer the overdose reversal drug naloxone in Indianapolis. The event…
Responding to the Addictions Crisis brings together Indiana University’s world-class faculty, as well as its business, nonprofit and government partners to create a comprehensive plan to reduce deaths from addiction, ease the burden of addiction on Hoosier communities, and improve health and economic outcomes. As part of IU’s Grand Challenges program, this collaborative, statewide initiative is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-led response to the opioid addiction crisis.
The online tool is unique among resource aggregation sites because it focuses on the Midwest and on small- and mid-sized towns.
“We learn in nonviolent communication to listen at a different level and clarify what we’re kind of observiing and how we are affected with our emotions in what we’re observing,” Phillips says. “So that we’re not speaking from an emotional space but rather a compassionate space.”