December 5, 2017 View a three minute video that brings opioid users face to face with those who have been personally impacted by the opioid crisis. Hear LTM President Felicia Miceli speak about the loss of her son Louie to an overdose in 2012.
The film also includes footage of the Prescribed to Death Memorial with its 22,00 engraved pills, each carved with the image of someone who fatally overdosed last year.
December 5, 2017 - The State of Illinois is launching an all-hours helpline to provide assistance to those impacted by opioid addiction. Gov. Bruce Rauner and members of the state's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force announced the creation of the phone line Tuesday morning. State officials say anyone affected by opioid addiction can call for confidential assistance. The helpline has trained specialists who can connect callers with treatment and recovery-support services.
In 2015, the amount of opioids prescribed in the U.S. was enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for three weeks. It's time to open your eyes.