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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.