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Alcohol Abuse

GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

September is Recovery Month. Just like diabetes and hypertension, mental health and substance abuse disorders are diseases that can be managed, enabling patients to live healthy and rewarding lives.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

Alcohol and water don't mix well, at least when the water isn't in a glass. Yet drunken boating continues to be a problem.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am Video

Girl, 12, hospitalized after drinking at party

UNION TOWNSHIP | A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized and a 19-year-old man arrested following an apparent underage drinking party Thursday morning.

June 20, 2013 6:20 pm
Lawmakers want answers from ISTEP+ test vendor

Lawmakers want answers from ISTEP+ test vendor

INDIANAPOLIS | The company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized test in Hoosier schools will be asked to explain why its online system repeatedly crashed during the April-May student exam period.

May 23, 2013 1:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Say no to drugs, but yes to screening

The Valparaiso Community Schools board is right to consider random drug testing for students who park at school or participate in extracurricular activities. Some other districts already have this plan in place.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am
Christopher Lawford talks about addictions at Valpo dinner

Christopher Lawford talks about addictions at Valpo dinner

VALPARAISO | A “moment of grace” 27 years ago saved his life.

March 16, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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High or dry? Staying sober for New Year's Eve

High or dry? Staying sober for New Year's Eve

Whether in recovery or not interested for other reasons, the holidays often mean an excess of booze and drugs.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: You can recover from mental illness, substance abuse

GUEST COMMENTARY: You can recover from mental illness, substance abuse

All around us in Northwest Indiana, people are in recovery from mental illness and substance abuse disorders. These individuals contribute to our businesses, connect with their families and give back to the community. But if we want more people to join them on the path to recovery, then we n…

September 05, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Common sense solution, not soon enough

The law that protects underage drinkers from prosecution if they seek emergency medical help for a drunken friend is a very good idea, although the law has a flaw. It doesn't take effect soon enough.

April 19, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Partying can make opportunities depart

YOUNG VOICES: Partying can make opportunities depart

In the song "I Love College," Asher Roth attempts to describe his idea of true college life, including this routine: "Drink my beer and smoke my weed but my good friends is all I need; pass out at 3, wake up at 10, go out to eat then do it again."

September 12, 2011 12:00 am
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