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Drug Abuse

Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction issues

Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction issues

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Jaime Bauer felt like she was living a double life.

December 03, 2013 7:06 pm Photos

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Officials hope awareness campaigns curb drug use

GARY | Officials rolled out campaigns Thursday that aim to put an end to smurfing and prescription drug abuse.

October 10, 2013 8:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana, the methamphetamine state

BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana, the methamphetamine state

Welcome to Indiana, the Methamphetamine State.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: What welfare recipient can afford drug treatment?

RICH JAMES: What welfare recipient can afford drug treatment?

Talk about a loaded question. State Rep. Hal Slager's question is this: Do you believe Indiana, like other states, should implement random drug testing as a requirement to receiving state-funded welfare benefits?

March 06, 2013 12:00 am
Munster officer talks to Scouts about staying safe

Munster officer talks to Scouts about staying safe

LANSING | Officer James Ghrist, of the Munster Police Department, attended a recent Boy Scout Troop 276 meeting to discuss the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am
Prescription drug abuse reaching 'epidemic' levels

Prescription drug abuse reaching 'epidemic' levels

PORTAGE | SWAT team members serving an arrest warrant for alleged drug dealing swarmed the home of a 56-year-old Portage man late last month. Inside that Central Avenue apartment, officers said they discovered a cache of drugs — not heroin or cocaine, but dozens of bottles of prescription pi…

June 03, 2012 12:00 am

Woman is accused of huffing aerosols hours after release

VALPARAISO | A 27-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday night on charges of inhaling aerosols, hours after she was released from jail on the same charge.

February 29, 2012 1:12 pm

Police: Valpo middle school students had marijuana

VALPARAISO | Two middle school students were removed from class for allegedly having marijuana in school.

February 28, 2012 12:17 pm

Zoeller seeks to combat prescription drug abuse

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller urged more than 300 Hoosier health care workers and law enforcement officials Tuesday to find ways to halt the illegal distribution and misuse of prescription drugs in Indiana.

December 13, 2011 12:45 pm
Taking a bite out of drugs

Taking a bite out of drugs

CHESTERTON | Grandparents, parents, teens and kids came out Tuesday night to hear about ways to combat drug use in Porter County and see one of the community's most effective tools for helping that fight, Chesterton's police dog, Igor, and his handler, Sgt. Dan Rocha.

December 01, 2011 8:45 am Video

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Unneeded prescription drugs can be turned in Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents with leftover or unwanted prescription drugs can turn them in for safe disposal at more than a dozen local police stations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 27, 2011 2:00 pm
Students proud to be drug-free

Students proud to be drug-free

VALPARAISO | Loud cheers and dozens of red balloons floated through the sky Monday outside the Porter County Administration Building as students from Myers Elementary School in Portage kicked off the county's annual Red Ribbon Week.

October 24, 2011 7:15 pm Photos

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Health effects from drugs are many and long-term, expert said

GARY | Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson and John Belushi -- all famous men who died from drug overdoses by taking multiple drugs at once.

August 09, 2011 12:00 am

Prescription drugs still threat to youths

VALPARAISO | Some of the most prevalent drugs being abused by the region's young people aren't found on the streets of a big city -- they're found in the medicine cabinets of suburban homes.

August 07, 2011 11:45 pm
Statistics show heroin use on the rise in Lake County

Statistics show heroin use on the rise in Lake County

When a 21-year-old Dyer man and an 18-year-old Schererville woman died within three days early this spring and police suspected their deaths were linked to heroin, it showed the community the drug is not isolated to urban areas.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Schererville native tells his story of addiction, recovery

Schererville native tells his story of addiction, recovery

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.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Study: County's drug, alcohol addiction still greater than state

VALPARAISO | When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse among the county's youths, problems by and large aren't getting better.

June 22, 2011 4:55 pm

Quinn's budget plan cuts addiction services

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.

May 29, 2011 6:55 pm

Police: Valparaiso teens got high on anti-anxiety pills

VALPARAISO | Three girls were removed from Valparaiso High School this week after police said they ingested unprescribed anti-anxiety pills, with one of the girls snorting pills during class.

May 26, 2011 6:15 pm

Cops: Teens arrested for drugs at school

VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso High School freshmen were taken to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center this week after police said they were buying and selling prescription drugs at school.

April 27, 2011 2:47 pm
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