Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.
INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.
In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was fou…
QUINCY, Ill. | Justin Richie sat in the basement of his house trying to get one last high.
Whether in recovery or not interested for other reasons, the holidays often mean an excess of booze and drugs.
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…
VALPARAISO | A 21-year-old Portage woman, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to causing the death of her friend while driving drunk, is back behind bars after being accused for a third time since October of violating her probation.
GARY | Henry Edwards is hoping to see his son come home from prison soon.
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.
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.
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.
A new study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity suggests that a chocolate milkshake and a line of cocaine might not be so different.
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.
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-…
Their art studio is a leased office in a Chesterton industrial park. Their easels, conference tables draped in white plastic sheets. Frontline Foundations' Art Recovery Program, a faith-based substance abuse treatment, has elevated dollar-stretching to high art.
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