Everyday more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. In DuPage County alone, deaths from illegal opioids increased 13 percent - from 72 to 81 - from 2017 to 2018. More than half of all Americans know someone affected by the opioid crisis, and only about one quarter of those with opioid addiction get the treatment they need. It's time to break the silence around this disease.
Please Get Involved! Learn more about this disease and what you can do to stop the stigma.
In support of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) the LTM Foundation, Bloomingdale and Glendale Heights Police Departments plan to host a community event to raise awareness about the dangers of drug misuse. Join us to learn what is being done to address this epidemic from our community leaders including Illinois State Rep Deb Conroy, DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, Lorraine Martin, National Safety Council President and CEO, and LTM Foundation President Felicia Miceli.
Speak with local resources that provide addiction related support, learn how to administer NARCAN, a drug that can reverse an overdose and tour the Hidden In Plain Sight Trailer to discover common places teens hid drugs.
We will remember all those we have lost to this disease. Please bring a framed photo of your loved one to display on the Memorial Table.
Wednesday, August 28
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Bloomingdale Police Department (parking lot - look for tent)
201 Bloomingdale Rd
The event is free and open to the public. More details here: