A unified coalition of Porter County citizens recognized that to acquire the needed state and federal government assistance, a data driven assessment of behavioral health needs was necessary to support the community requests. Porter County received a grant entitled the Indiana Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) in 2006 to prevent the negative effects of substance abuse in the community. This is the third Porter County Report from this grant. It begins with a presentation of information about the community and then turns to the consumption and consequences of various substances including: tobacco, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, inhalants, MDMA (ecstasy), over the counter drugs, Ritalin and Adderall, sedatives/benzoids, and tranquillizers.
Community Research and Service Center, "The Consumption and Consequences of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs in Porter County: A Local Epidemiological Profile" (2010). Community Research and Service Center Reports and Studies. 3.