Alcoholism can destroy a liver. Heroin needles can spread HIV. And cocaine can stop a beating heart.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House this week approved three health care-related proposals sponsored by state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, that now go to the Senate for further review.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Jaime Bauer felt like she was living a double life.
Portage Chief of Police Troy Williams displays a flashlight that converts into a pipe used to smoke drugs Tuesday night during Breaking the Silence, a free event at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse and addiction issues.
D.E. "Sonshine" Trouche, executive director of Worthy Women Recovery Home in LaPorte, speaks Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence program at the Porter County Expo Center. The event targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in children. It aimed to give parents the tools to talk…
Diane Chilian, of Valparaiso, listens to speakers Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence event at the Porter County Expo Center. The program targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in teens with the aim of giving parents the tools to talk to their children about the dangers of d…
Portage Police Chief Troy Williams, right, talks about drug paraphernalia along with Valparaiso Assistant Police Chief Rich Spicer, background, as parents and their children participate in a program called Breaking the Silence. The free event Tuesday night at the Porter County Expo Center ta…
GARY | People who need a safe place to withdraw from alcohol and opiate addiction have a new resource in the Region.
VALPARAISO | A “moment of grace” 27 years ago saved his life.
Frontline Foundations client Eric Mercier smiles as his testimonial is projected on a screen Saturday during a Frontline Foundations fundraiser dinner at Valparaiso University.
New York Times best-selling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford speaks about addiction on Saturday during his keynote speech at the Frontline Foundation fundraiser dinner.
It’s at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists — quitting smoking. In fact, 15 million people try to quit smoking cigarettes yearly. Only 5 percent succeed when they use no support or go cold turkey. Moreover, the average smoker will attempt to quit up to nine times before successfully …
VALPARAISO | Lisa Misch's son wanted to be a repair man when he grew up, working high in a cherry picker, fixing wires and cables.
In the hands of a person whose brain is wired for addiction, a poker chip or credit card can be as dangerous as booze or cocaine.
Most of us see gambling as a way to have fun, but 1 in 10 gamblers develop a problem when it comes to controlling their gambling habits. Two percent of gamblers even develop pathological addiction symptoms. Gambling addiction is as real and as dangerous as being addicted to drugs or alcohol …
Porter County's investment in a halfway house already has more than paid for itself. It is a wise investment, not just because of the dollars, but because it is a lifesaver.
More than 50 years after the American Medical Association declared alcoholism to be a disease, the American Society of Addiction Medicine has followed suit. ASAM recently said officially that addiction is a chronic disease of the brain. Will the public embrace this, or will it continue to st…
Chicago police kicked in the door of a Chinatown restaurant bathroom and found a nearly dead Ricky Montez on the floor. The Schererville-raised Montez, who once walked the halls of Lake Central High School in a letterman jacket stitched with patches lauding his athletic achievements, had overdosed.
Indiana joined the rest of the world Tuesday in celebrating World No Tobacco Day. This global health observation was created to teach people about the dangers of tobacco use and highlight public health efforts in the fight against the tobacco epidemic.
Gov. Pat Quinn's budget would cut all addiction treatment funding for non-Medicaid clients and all addiction prevention funding in general, an Illinois Department of Human Services spokeswoman said.
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