Public invited to Saturday’s PNW summit on coping with drug abuse


The public is invited to attend the “You’re Not Alone Summit” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) campus, James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Center, 1401 S. U.S. 421, Westville, Ind.

Participants will learn how they can help their community and family cope with drug abuse.

The free summit, hosted by the PNW College of Nursing, will focus on educating the community about substance abuse, addiction stigmas and available support resources. Featured activities include prevention and recovery workshops, a session on how to administer Narcan, addiction recovery resources, and a daylong Drug Takeback event.

The summit is sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellowship, Lake County North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan, Never Alone Recovery, Keys to Freedom Foundation, Wynn Consulting Group, La Porte County Health Department, Gateway Foundation, Geminus Regional Health Systems, IN211, Munster Police Department, Recovery Works Merrillville, Franciscan Health, Regional Health Systems, United Way of Porter County, and the PNW College of Nursing.

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit

Never Alone Recovery and Keys to Freedom

Never Alone Recovery and Keys to Freedom are dedicated to providing access to over 50 rehabilitation centers around the country, intervention services, family counseling, and ongoing recovery support. Keys to Freedom also offers a community addiction support group – designed to offer support and education to families that are battling the disease of addiction. Their goal is to improve access to treatment, lessen stigma associated with addiction, and help addicts/alcoholics find recovery – so families can find peace.

Indiana Campus Compact

Indiana Campus Compact is a partnership of Indiana’s public, private, and community college higher education institutions focused on advocating, implementing, and improving service engagement, so that students graduate as well-informed, engaged and productive members of society, who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities. For more information, visit

One Response to “Public invited to Saturday’s PNW summit on coping with drug abuse”

  1. Terry Scherer

    Mar 04. 2020

    Just a reminder to the public on the Drug Take back event. Medications should be removed from their containers and placed in sandwich baggies. No inhalers will be accepted. No liquid medications will be accepted unless they are poured into kitty litter or coffee grounds and placed in zip lock baggies. The collection will be not all day but during the times of the event(11AM to 4PM). Remember that the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department and LaPorte City Police Department have collection boxes on station.

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