The Duneland School
Corporation is urging parents to view a recently produced video which will
help them identify the signs of drug use and guide them in talking to their
children about substance abuse and treatment.
The video, A
Parent Plan for Drug Prevention, is viewable on YouTube.
“It is our goal at
Duneland School Corporation to partner with parents and our community to
provide a quality education and a safe place for our students to live and
learn,” Duneland Schools said in a statement released after deadline on
Wednesday. “We strive to have ongoing and open communication with our
Duneland community. It is in this line of thinking that we would like to
share some serious information with you. There are concerns regarding the
local supplies of illicit heroin.”
“While heroin use
is an immediate concern, any substance abuse affects quality of life,”
Duneland Schools added.
“Parents are still
the most powerful influence in their children’s lives. It is important to us
that we remind our community that the following resources are available
should you or anyone you know have concerns about dealing with any drug use
or abuse issues.”
providing both immediate or emergency intervention, long-term treatment, and
Foundation, Chesterton: 209-6369.
Services, Valparaiso: (219) 531-3500.
* Care Counseling
Services, Valparaiso: (219) 759-6760.
* Porter County
Substance Abuse Council, Valparaiso, making $5 drug testing kits available
to parents: (219) 462-0946.
Connection, Valparaiso: (219) 510-6502.
* Behavior Health
Center, Dyer: (800) STEP-ONE.
Behavioral Health Center, Plymouth: (800) 795-6252.
* Gateway Alcohol &
Drug Treatment Center, Chicago: (877) 505-4673.
* Rosecrance Inc.,
Rockford/Chicago: (888) 928-5278.
Hospital, Indianapolis: (800) 225-4673.