Porter County Substance Abuse Council
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Substance Abuse Council is wasting no time in implementing structural changes that led to a reconciliation with local judges and the return of funding generated by court fees.
VALPARAISO | Efforts by the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to address concerns raised by county judges is paying off with court fees being restored to the group in its battle against illegal drug use.
CHESTERTON | Teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, police officers, business owners, civil servants, parents and youth gathered at the WaterBird Banquet Center on Wednesday to talk about underage drinking and heroin use in the county.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.
VALPARAISO | Members of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council voiced hope Thursday morning about being able to address concerns among some judges that has caused a slowing of court fees to the many anti-drug efforts funded by the group.
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.
Everyone in Porter County knows the drug problem needs to be addressed. The difficulty lies in determining how best to do it.
Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.
PORTAGE | Jackie Sterling looked out at the some 150 students from the steps of City Hall here Monday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | Porter County schools got a $15,000 donation from the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to help fund random drug testing.
More than 1,500 Porter County students were given the opportunity to experience the hazards of impaired driving in recent weeks.
PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will receive three new K-9 officers next month.
PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is beginning efforts to reinstate its K-9 unit.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia said he may recommend a policy requiring random drug testing of high school students in the next few months.
VALPARAISO | The Boys & Girls Club of Porter County will be spotlighted at this month’s Porter County Substance Abuse Council meeting.
HEBRON | Most of the town's police force attended Tuesday's town council meeting, but it wasn't to quell an angry mob.
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Substance Abuse Council gave out $165,000 this month for drug and alcohol programs in Porter County.
PORTAGE | A prescription drug drop-off box has been installed in the lobby of the Portage Police Department.
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