Partner Event

Facing an Everyday Killer

December 5, 2017 - Titled “Facing an Everyday Killer,” the three-minute film brings opioid users face to face with those who have been personally impacted by the opioid crisis. The film also includes footage of the Prescribed to Death Memorial with its 22,000 engraved pills, each carved with the image of someone who fatally overdosed last year.

Thanks to the National Safety Council (NSC) for all their efforts to stop addiction through awareness.

View the video at this link: http://stopeverydaykillers.nsc.org/video

Stop Every Day Killer

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. 

Drug overdose is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States, and in 2015, opioids were linked to nearly two-thirds of overdoses. 

Research indicates people who take opioid painkillers can quickly develop a dependence on this class of drug. Yet, 70% of doctors prescribe highly addictive opioids for longer than the CDC recommends, accoring to tha National Safey Council survey. 

Get the facts, see the faces of addiction and learn how you can take action to make a difference in the opioid crisis. Click this link.

 

International Overdose Awareness Day - Illinois

Previous Event
Thu, Aug 31 - 4:00pm

National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Dr, Itasca, IL 60143

Open to the Public
IOAD Event

Join National Safety Council and a team of Illinois survivor advocates and local grassroots organizations for the 2017 Illinois Overdose Awareness Day rally. Use #IOAD2017 to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Register here: http://safety.nsc.org/overdose-awareness-day

When: Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Registration Opens at 3:30pm)
Where: National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, Illinois 60143

What: International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year to raise awareness about drug overdose, remember those who have lost their lives to drug overdose and recognize the grief experienced by families, friends and loved ones.

Join us to:
- Pay tribute to those we have lost to drug overdose in Illinois
- Be inspired by: Rex Chapman, University of Kentucky and NBA Basketball Player
- Anthony Alvarado and Doug Darby, Founders of We All Rise Together
- Free Naloxone Training. Must register at: nsc.org/narcan Space is limited. See flyer below for more details.

Organizers include:
- National Safety Council
- LTM Foundation
- Live4Lali
- DuPage Prevention Leadership Team
- Lake County Health Department
- City of Chicago Public Health

National partners include:
- Fed Up
- Rally for a Federal Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Parent Support Network Available

The people at the national non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids have created programs that may help you, and help you help your family. These programs are available free of charge. 

The Partnership's Parents Toll-Free Helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE or 1-855-378-4373) is a nationwide, non-crisis, support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children who want to talk to someone about their child's drug use and drinking. 

The Partnership has also developed a peer-to-peer Parent Coaching program. All volunteer Parent Coaches have been personally affected by substance abuse. Their experience vary widely: some have children in recovery; some ave lost loved ones; some are in recovery themselves. What they have in common is deep compassion for anyone who is trying to deal with a loved one's substance use. 

Parent Coaching through the Partnership happens by phone. Typically, coaches and parents seeking support talk once a week over the course of five to six weeks. Coaching is not psychotheraphy. Coaches are fellow parents who have "been there" and want to make others' lives a little easier. 

Both the Helpline and the Parent Coaching program use concepts based in CRAFT - Community Reinforcement and Family Training. Both the Helpline and Parent Coaching program use the 20 Minute Guide which was developed by Center for Motivation and Change, to make CRAFT and motivational interviewing techniques understandable and useful to all kinds of families. 

To talk to a Helpline parent specialist, please call 1-855-DRUGFREE or visit drugfree.org/helpline. The Helpline is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ET. Outside those hours, please leave a message or use the Contact Us form to identify a time when you can talk. 

If you are interested in coaching, please speak with your Helpline specialist, or indicate your interest by completing the Contact Us form. 

 

UNITE to Face Addiction

Previous Event
Sun, Oct 04 - 4:00pm

Washington, DC

Open to the Public
UNITE to Face Addiction Rally

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.

Event is free and open to the public.  Register here to attend and add your voice to ours.

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I Wish I Had Known - An exploration of addiction and its impact on our community

Previous Event
Tue, Sep 29 - 7:00pm

Willowbrook High School - Villa Park, IL

Open to the Public

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.