Hoosiers have the right to live in peace. Yet, too many of our friends and neighbors are living in fear.
Every county in Indiana has a coalition of community members working to fight substance abuse. As envisioned by then-Gov. Evan Bayh and the state legislators, these coalitions would be self-funded by local drivers convicted of drunken driving.
Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.
HOBART | The Hobart Police Department Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is inviting all fifth-grade D.A.R.E. graduates to walk or ride their bikes in the Fourth of July parade starting at 10 a.m. at Mundell Field.
VALPARAISO | The county-funded halfway house has saved taxpayers $185,328 during its first year in operation by keeping men struggling to overcome drug and alcohol addiction out of jail and prison.
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.
LANSING | When the Lansing Police Department lost funding for the D.A.R.E. -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education -- and G.R.E.A.T. -- Gang Resistance Education And Training -- programs, they didn't spend much time mourning the loss.
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