Indiana Non-Profit Overdose Lifeline, Inc. Provides Testimony at the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Indianapolis, Indiana: Overdose Lifeline, Inc. founder and executive director Justin Phillips was invited to provide testimony at the November 1, 2017 President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis by Chairman and Governor Chris Christie. For an organization that has been on the front lines of the opioid public health crisis since 2014 – the opportunity to participate in the Commission’s final hearing is further evidence of the importance of the organization’s past accomplishments and outcomes and the mountain of work ahead.
In three short years Overdose Lifeline has:
The President’s Commission’s report includes 56 recommendations addressing advancements and changes to Federal Funding and Programs; Screening and Early Intervention; Prescribing Guidelines, Regulation and Education; Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Supply Reduction and Enforcement Strategies Opioid Addiction Treatment, Recovery and Overdose Reversal and Research and Development. When asked for her viewpoint on one of the most critical components of the Commission’s report, Justin comments,
Watch Justin Phillip's Testimony
About Overdose Lifeline, Inc.:
Overdose Lifeline is an Indiana 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate the shame and stigma and carry the message of hope to individuals, families, and communities affected by the chronic disease of addiction / substance use disorder. The organization was founded in 2014 as a direct response to the opioid public health crisis. The nonprofits' programs and initiatives focus on impacting the opioid (pain pill and heroin) epidemic through education, harm reduction, prevention, and support.