PLAN TO ATTEND - Summit on the Opioid Epidemic in Illinois - Hero Helps Community Forum, May 11, 2018 Edward Hospital Athletic & Events Center in Romeoville, IL. Keynote speaker, Laura Porter, will discuss the effect of childhood trauma on substance use. Forum will examine work to be done to address the issue of opioid use and overdose as well as what has been accomplished. Event is free and open to the public. Stop by the LTM resource table. More info or to register (optional) at: www.herohelpsswc.org
Our family support group serves those affected by addiction in the Bartlett/Carol Stream area. This monthly support group is open to family and friends of those struggling with addiction. Learn about coping skills, how to take care of yourself and available resouces in a confidential, caring environment.
When: Fourth Thursday of Every Month
Where: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1244 W. Army Trail Road, Room 124, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Event is free and open to the public
Join National Safety Council and a team of Illinois survivor advocates and local grassroots organizations on Thursday, August 31, for the 2017 Illinois Overdose Awareness Day rally.
Covering All the Bases means keeping close to all of those affected by addiction, giving them the support they need; while continuing to promote prevention through awareness. We need your help to continue to fight this epidemic! Please join us for a family night of fun. $10 from each ticket package purchase will be used to support a family, and promote prevention through school and community events. Help us save a life! Click here for more information or to puchase tickets.
LTM has been invited to present at the League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn Community Meeting. The topic, "Dangerous Drugs in DuPage County" is one that is top of mind for many communities in the area. LTM speakers will discuss the impact of the epidemic, share personal stories from those affected and provide a resource table with information on awareness programs and family and grief support groups.
The meeting is open to the public. Please join us to learn how drugs are impacting your community and what you can do to help.
Please join HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization), Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions) in conjunction with the Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issue for an informative resource expo and panel discussion.
LTM will have a resource table in the Expo Center, so please stop by.
The UNITE to Face Addiction! Join Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow and more on The Mall in Washington, DC as we come together to let our nation know that addiction is preventable and treatable, that far too many of those affected have been incarcerated, and that people can and do get well. Together we can help the 22 million Americans with addiction, stand up for the 23 million more in recovery, and urgently act to save the 350 lives lost every day.
Please join us at this important event that is focused on sharing information and tools on dealing with addiction. Sponsors include DuPage High School District 88, the Villa Park Police Department, State Representative Deb Conroy, St Paul Lutheran Church in Villa Park, Christian Church of Villa Park and Christ Church of Oak Brook. LTM team member and resource table will be present.
Find more information in the attached flier.