Awareness

LTM Support Group for Families Dealing with Substance Use Disorder - Bartlett Area

Thu, Oct 25 - 7:00pm

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1244 W. Army Trail Rd., Carol Stream IL

Open to the Public

A person with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) impacts everyone who comes in contact with them, especially family.  Our monthly support group is open to family and friends of those struggling with misuse. Learn about coping skills, how to take care of yourself and available resouces in a confidential, caring environment. Connecting with understanding peers can make a difference.

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

LTM Support Group for Families Dealing with Substance Use Disorder - Clarendon Hills Area

Tue, Nov 13 - 7:00pm

Christ Lutheran Church, 60 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Open to the Public

When a loved one is struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) it can be an overwhelming experience that affects relationships, heath and even faith. Connecting with understanding peers can make a difference.

LTM's monthly support group promotes coping skills, self-care and offers guidance and resources. We focus on sharing personal experiences and learning from each other in a compassionate and confidential environment.

The meeting is led by Felicia Miceli who shares her own family experience with SUD.

When: Second Tuesday of Every Month
Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 60 55th St. (Route 83 & 55th St), Fireside Room, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Event is free and open to the public

For more information email us at info@ltmfoundation.org

Every Mother in this Place, Has a Smile Upon Her Face

Every Mother in This Place Has a Smile Upon Her Face

This beautiful poem was written by a very special Mother and strong women who has attended our monthly support group. Thank you Kandy B for sharing this inspirational message.

Every Mother in This Place Has a Smile Upon Her Face

Every Mother in this place, has a smile upon her face
Yet every Mother’s heart is breakin’, a little piece of soul is takin’
Getting up every morning trying to survive, just wondering how to stay alive
Still, every Mother in this place, has a smile upon her face

If we could go back all those years, we would have never thought these fears
A knock on the door, a cry for help, and we can’t even barely take care of ourselves
Yet, every Mother in this place, has a smile upon her face

But when we look deep inside, what happened to our joy and pride?
If we could do it all over again, what would we have done different, why and when?
I don’t have any answers, I don’t know where to start, all I know is that my baby boy is in my heart
So, just like every Mother in this place, I keep a smile upon my face

So as I sit here and tell you my story, don’t feel bad for me or feel sorry
Instead with God’s grace and mercy too, we are going to beat this and make it thru
Every Mother in this place, keeps a smile upon her face.

We are Mothers, and women, and strong, and we all know where we belong
God gave us this precious gift, and I don’t know why, I don’t have all the answers, we just gotta try
And every Mother in this place, still has a beautiful smile upon her face.

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On-line Store Showcases Work of Artist Lost to a Substance Use Disorder

Michael Savastano, a gifted artist, lost his life to a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) at age 21. To raise awareness about this terrible epidemic and send a powerful message that Misuse Kills, we used some of his original sketches on items that you can purchase including a hoodie, art poster suitable for framing and a journal.

$10 from each sale will be used to expand LTM's drug awareness program to reach more impressionable teens. We have spoken to more than 50,000 teens over the past five years and want to reach out to communities that don't have access to awareness programs today.

The picture shows Michael's family proudly wearing a hoodie that showcases his work. Save a life! Make a purchase today. Supplies are limited.

To learn more about Michael, view products or place an order, click here:

Specialty Court to Handle First-Time Opioid Offenders in DuPage County

May 22, 2018, (Naperville Sun - Gary Gibula) - A new specialty court to handle first-time opioid offenders is one of several ways DuPage County officials proposed Tuesday to step up efforts to deal with what they said is becoming an emergency situation.

Members of the county's Heroin Opioid Prevention and Education task force, speaking at a press conference in the county board chambers, announced five specific strategies they will pursue to be funded with $100,000 in the county budget.  

"This crisis reaches beyond what many people realize," DuPage County Health Department Executive Director Karen Ayala said. "Current estimates are that 200 people a day die from opioid-related overdoses. It easily eclipses other public health emergencies in recent times, including HIV and drunk driving deaths."

The strategies cited will target drug access, opioid use and misuse, overdose response, intervention treatment and recovery, and substance abuse prevention and education.

Click here to read the story.

Opioid Epidemic - Get the Facts! Frankfort Public Library

Previous Event
Thu, Oct 11 - 7:00pm

Frankfort Public Library, 21119 Pfeiffer Rd, Frankfort, IL

Open to the Public

The LTM Foundation has been advocating for the prevention of drug misuse since 2012 when Louie Miceli lost his life to an accidental overdose at the age of 24. His family channeled their grief into creating a foundation focused on preventing drug misuse and supporting families affected. Through our school awareness programs and monthly family support groups we are making a difference in our communities.

Join us at the Frankfort Library and learn about the opioid epidemic. Do you know the common triggers? Can you recognize the signs of drug misuse? Is a member of your family struggling with addiction? Find out where you can go for help.

During the hour long event, LTM will share statistics on addiction in the community and beyond. Hear personal stories from 3 individuals who have been impacted. Then join in the discussion as the panel answers questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public. Please join us for this informative event!

LTM International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance

Previous Event
Fri, Aug 31 - 7:00pm

The Center, 400 N Walnut, Itasca, IL 60143

Open to the Public

Join LTM as we remember those we have lost to opioid misuse as part of International Overdose Awareness Day activities.

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: The Center, 400 N Walnut, Itasca, IL 60143

Celebration of Life and Love Program
- Journey of Grief
- Opioid Awareness and Misuse Prevention
- Family Members Remember Loved Ones
- Lantern Liftoff

Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

International Overdose Awareness Day - New Lenox, IL

Previous Event
Thu, Aug 30 - 5:30pm
Open to the Public

International Overdose Awareness Day Event - New Lenox, IL

Date: August 30, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Place: New Lenox Village Hall
1 Veteran Parkway, New Lenox, IL

Learn how to administer Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose, tour a teenagers room and find common hiding places for drugs and learn how to dispose of unwanted medication. Speak with local resources. LTM Foundation will have a resource table. Stop by to learn more about our community support groups and Drug Misuse Awareness program for middle and high school students.

LTM West Suburban Golf Outing - August 11, 2018

Previous Event
Sat, Aug 11 - 11:00am

Tanna Farms Golf Club, 39W808 Hughes Rd, Geneva, IL

Open to the Public

Join LTM and friends for the second annual LTM West Suburban Golf Jacket Championship. Our goal is  to raise money to promote the prevention of drug misuse to teens in our community while enjoying a day of fun.

Tanna Farms, a championship 18 hole golf course, is located on the west side of Geneva just minutes from St Charles, Batavia, Elburn, South Elgin and North Aurora. Multiple tee locations on every hole provide golfers of every skill level an engaging and fun experience on beautifully maintained bentgrass greens. 

Meet up with friends or make new ones!  

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tee Time: 11:00 am

Fee: $40 per person includes 18 holes plus cart! Pay at the door.

Place: Tanna Farms Golf Club
              39W808 Hughes Rd.
              Geneva, IL  60134

Chance to Win:

  • First Place Prize - LTM Golf Jacket
  • Chance to Win - Tanna Farms Foursome
  • Additional prizes to be announced

All donations will go to the LTM Foundation to promote addiction prevention through awareness at local middle and high schools. Together we can save a life. 

For more information or to RSVP please contact Ramsey at 630 686-1409 or westsuburbangolfjacket@gmail.com.

 

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