Porter County Substance Abuse Council Community Matters: Preventing Substance Abuse

Community-mattersThe Porter County Substance Abuse Council will be sponsoring a community presentation on Wednesday, May 20th in Hebron. This presentation, Community Matters: Preventing Substance Abuse, will cover prevention strategies that parents, teachers, students, and more can use to help themselves and others in the struggle with substance abuse.

Four community experts will be discussing prevention as it relates to the many stages of substance use including experimentation, abuse, overdose, treatment, and recovery. Aaron Kochar is the Director of Prevention at Porter Starke, Rodrigo Garcia is Executive Program Director of Parkdale Recovery Center, Chuck Harris is the Porter County Coroner, and Emily Kirk is Regional Director of Addictions for Corizon Health. Together these four individuals will be talking about the stages, prevention and imparting information for audience members.

This free, open-to-the-public event will be held at the Hebron High School Auditorium at 509 S. Main Street in Hebron from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20th.

Dedicated to reducing substance abuse in Porter County, the Substance Abuse Council is the county’s founding coalition working together to battle substance abuse. A member of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana, the Council is in its 27th year providing funding to the community.