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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ind. Courts - "Few takers for LaPorte addiction program"

Stan Maddux reports in the NWI Times in a story that begins:

LAPORTE — A 21-year-old man revived from a heroin overdose who ran out of LaPorte Hospital last week, an IV still in his arm, was just one of about a dozen near-death overdoses reported in LaPorte County in the last three weeks.

As EMS workers and emergency room personnel tend to the overdose patients, police are trying to spread the word about a program to help addicts without the fear of being questioned or arrested.

But, so far, just one person has stepped forward to ask for help since the program started three months ago.

LaPorte Police Chief Adam Klimczak is confident more will come once word of mouth and other forms of publicity take deeper root.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 14, 2016 10:22 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts