Education

On-line Store Showcases Work of Artist Lost to an Overdose

Michael Savastano, a gifted artist, lost his life to a heroin overdose at age 21. To raise awareness about this terrible epidemic and send a powerful message that Addiction 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 four 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:

LWV of Glen Ellyn Discusses Dangerous Drugs in DuPage County

Previous Event
Thu, Feb 16 - 7:30pm

Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 534 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL

Open to the Public
League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn

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. 

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm - Doors open at 7:00pm
Place: Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 534 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL

On The Front Line: A Summit On The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Illinois

Previous Event
Fri, Apr 21 - 7:30am

Edwards Hospital Athletic and Events Center, 55 Phelps Ave, Romeoville, IL

Open to the Public

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.

State officials have identified six (6) Illinois counties on the front line in the fight to end the heroin / opioid epidemic that has claimed countless lives across the Nation. These counties are implementing innovative strategies to reduce opioid deaths. This informative panel discussion will highlight their critical work, focusing on options to expand and support their initiatives.​

Participants from Will County, DuPage County, Lake County and Cook County will be speaking about the efforts in their respective counties. , 

Date: April 21, 2017
Place: Edward Hospital Athletic and Events Center
            55 Phelps Ave,
            Romeoville, IL
Time: 7:30 am - 11:30 am (speakers presentations from 9:00 - 10:40)

The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found at the link below.