The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) promotes and implements prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental health and substance use disorder in America's communities.
ADDISON - When Louie Theodore Miceli died of a heroin overdose at 24 years old, his family vowed to change the conversation about the drug that's taken a growing number of lives in Chicago's suburbs by creating the Addison-based LTM Heroin Awareness and Support Foundation in his name.
NarcanTM (naloxone) is an opioid antidote. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone and Vicodin. When a person is overdosing on an opioid, breathing can slow down or stop and it can be difficult to wake them. NarcanTM is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. If given to a person who has not taken opioids, there will be no effect, since there is no opioid overdose to reverse.
The DuPage Human Race® is a 5K Run/Fitness Walk fundraiser event, celebrating and raising awareness for 60+ DuPage charity organizations, including LTM Foundation.
The race takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2022. Signup today! Choose LTM Foundation from the list of participating charities. LTM will receive 50% of the each Run/Walk registration. Donations will be used to continue to fight the opioid epidemic in our community through prevention and support activities. Register: #
November 27, 2022 (Daily Herald) The Bloomingdale Township Mental Health Board recently awarded more than $500,000 in funding to local organizations serving township residents in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. Funding was provided to Access Community Health Network/Martin T. Russo Family Health Center, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, Bloomingdale Police Department, Glendale Heights Police Department, Bloomingdale Township Youth Services Bureau, Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, LTM Foundation, Marklund Children's Home, NAMI of DuPage County, Ray Graham Association for People With Disabilities, Trinity Lutheran Adult Day Services, Roselle Police Department, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago.
May 22, 2022, (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.
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.
WGN-TV - August 31, 2015 - Felicia Miceli lost her son Louie three years ago after his addiction to pain medication turned into a heroin addiction.