Overcoming Stigma: IU Naloxone Training and Panel Discussion

Overcoming Stigma: What can we do to help put an end to discrimination against people with substance use disorder?


On opening day, Feb. 1, from 1 - 2 p.m., hear from local experts and people in recovery on ways we as a community can end the stigmatization of substance use disorder. The panel discussion will be followed by a naloxone training and kit distribution by the nonprofit organization Overdose Lifeline. Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that is administered in an emergency to counter the effects of an opioid overdose.

Discussion panelists include:

Brandon George, executive director, Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition
Robin Newhouse, dean and distinguished professor, Indiana University School of Nursing
Brea Perry, professor of sociology and associate vice provost for research, Indiana University Bloomington
Justin Phillips, executive director and founder, Overdose Lifeline
Trisha Palencer, Director of Chronic Pain & Chemical Dependency, IU Health West Hospital – Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center
Panel moderator: Fred Cate, vice president for research, distinguished professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Indiana University

Price: Free to the public
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Date & Time

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Indiana State Museum | 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 View Map

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