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Death from overdose more likely than from car crash in Porter County

VALPARAISO |  Porter County residents are more likely to die from a heroin overdose than a car crash.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

Hoosiers have the right to live in peace. Yet, too many of our friends and neighbors are living in fear.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

The latest report on child abuse and neglect in Indiana shows some improvement, but there's still a long way to go.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am
4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

4 region children among 34 Indiana abuse or neglect deaths in year

INDIANAPOLIS | Four of the 34 Indiana children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, lived in Northwest Indiana, according to a state report released Friday.

June 06, 2014 4:30 pm Related
Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

PORTAGE | Portage police officers will be adding another tool to their arsenal.

May 28, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: We endorse Reynolds for Porter sheriff

EDITORIAL: We endorse Reynolds for Porter sheriff

Former Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, forced out of office seven years ago by term limits, now seeks to return to his old job. He is competing against Harold Lush for the Democratic nomination.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am Video
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lack of DUI fees threatens anti-drug efforts

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lack of DUI fees threatens anti-drug efforts

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.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Fighting substance abuse is team effort

Everyone in Porter County knows the drug problem needs to be addressed. The difficulty lies in determining how best to do it.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County heroin deaths up but suicides down

VALPARAISO | Heroin deaths were up, but suicides were down. Murders were down, but motor vehicle fatalities were up.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Our views on some legislative actions

The Indiana General Assembly processed many bits of legislation — some good, some bad, most in between. We'll deal with some of it in length, but here are short reactions to a few of those bills:

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

Portage Chief of Police Troy Williams displays a flashlight that converts into a pipe used to smoke drugs during Breaking the Silence, a free event last December at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse and addiction issues.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

Addiction begins easily; recovery takes effort

Portage Police Chief Troy Williams talks about drug paraphernalia with Valparaiso Assistant Police Chief Rich Spicer as parents and their children participate in a program called Breaking the Silence, a free event last December at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse a…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Improve drug treatment, prevention efforts

Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Treat overdoses as potential crime scenes

LaPorte County officials are making plans to treat drug overdose deaths as potential homicides. The idea is to try to recover evidence that might lead to the dealers who provided the illegal drugs.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
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January 29, 2014 12:00 am
Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

Portage Chief of Police Troy Williams displays a flashlight that converts into a pipe used to smoke drugs Tuesday night during Breaking the Silence, a free event at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse and addiction issues.

December 03, 2013 6:58 pm
Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

D.E. "Sonshine" Trouche, executive director of Worthy Women Recovery Home in LaPorte, speaks Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence program at the Porter County Expo Center. The event targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in children. It aimed to give parents the tools to talk…

December 03, 2013 6:58 pm
Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

Diane Chilian, of Valparaiso, listens to speakers Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence event at the Porter County Expo Center. The program targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in teens with the aim of giving parents the tools to talk to their children about the dangers of d…

December 03, 2013 6:58 pm
Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction

Portage Police Chief Troy Williams, right, talks about drug paraphernalia along with Valparaiso Assistant Police Chief Rich Spicer, background, as parents and their children participate in a program called Breaking the Silence. The free event Tuesday night at the Porter County Expo Center ta…

December 03, 2013 6:58 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

September is Recovery Month. Just like diabetes and hypertension, mental health and substance abuse disorders are diseases that can be managed, enabling patients to live healthy and rewarding lives.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
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