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Like Father, Like Son: Chris Lemmon launching new stage show in Chicago playing father Jack Lemmon

Like Father, Like Son: Chris Lemmon launching new stage show in Chicago playing father Jack Lemmon

Actor Chris Lemmon is happy to continue to make his father proud while carrying on the family trade of entertainment.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mind control: Alcohol, drug addiction stew in the brain

Alcoholism can destroy a liver. Heroin needles can spread HIV. And cocaine can stop a beating heart.

March 10, 2014 6:15 pm

Local motorists are steered into federal drinking and driving survey

CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana residents unexpectedly found themselves giving breath, saliva and blood samples as well as answers about their personal lives last weekend for a federal survey on impaired driving.

September 25, 2013 10:12 am
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
36-year sentence upheld for Lowell man who raped elderly neighbor

36-year sentence upheld for Lowell man who raped elderly neighbor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a sentence-reduction request from a Lowell man convicted of raping his 91-year-old neighbor.

August 30, 2012 6:15 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Substance abuse, mental disorders affect everyone

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…

September 09, 2011 12:00 am
NHL GMs to discuss why concussions are on the rise

NHL GMs to discuss why concussions are on the rise

NEW YORK | Blindside hits to the head are down in the NHL, yet concussions are up. Now general managers have to decide if more rules are needed to make pro hockey safer.

March 12, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Craving for food can be addicting

Robin Oliver, 48, of Imperial, Mo., has lost and regained 40 pounds several times over the last 12 years.

March 01, 2011 12:00 am

Below radar: Cuts in substance abuse programs have huge ripple effect

As the state continues to flounder amid billions in debt and late payments to creditors, the suffering is being passed to the those struggling with substance abuse issues.

December 13, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Adults are setting pro-alcohol examples for youths

The report on drug use in Porter County released earlier this fall detailed the extensive use of alcohol and drugs among youths in Porter County. According to the study, 22.5 percent of eighth-graders and 45.4 percent of 12th graders report drinking alcohol monthly, and 15 percent of eighth-…

November 28, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Provide anti-drug lessons that work

Addiction to drugs has been devastating to society. It has ripped apart families, filled jails and prisons and caused major health problems and premature deaths. Fighting drug abuse is a vital cause.

November 15, 2010 12:00 am Related
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