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Drug Use

Program shares tips for parents on teen drug use

VALPARAISO | The Family & Youth Services Bureau is offering a free workshop for parents as part of the Family Life Workshop Series.

January 20, 2013 6:15 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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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.

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