Becoming a Member

Becoming a member is simple. First, fill out theIntent of Membership form and fax, email, or mail back to the address below. Next, attend yourdesignated committee meetings – prevention, treatment, or law enforcement, as well as, the LCSAC general membership meetings. Last, at these meetings, become involved by providing expertise that will help in an effort to reduce the prevalence and adverse consequences of substance use among adults and adolescents in Lake County.

If you want to learn more about ways to help reduce substance abuse in Lake County feel free tojoin us at a monthly meeting. If you want to join in the effort of combating our county’s problem, please consider becoming a member of the counciland adding your knowledge and skills to the alleviating the consequences of drug and alcohol use.

Below you will find a list of active and associate members of the Lake County Substance Abuse Council. If you are interested in becoming a part of the council, please fill out the Intent of Membership form and return to Amanda Morrison, LCSAC Coordinator. Please join us at upcoming meetings. See the calendar for future dates and times of the next meetings.

LCSAC Active Member Organizations

Indiana Parenting Institute
School Town of Highland
True Vine Baptist Ministries
Highland Police Department
Lake Station Community Schools
Clark Road Genesis
School City of Hobart
South Shore Arts
Indiana University Northwest
Merrillville Community School Corporation
Schererville Police Department
Lake County Community Corrections
Hobart Police Department
Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement
Merrillville Police Department

Hammond Police Department
Cedar Lake Police Department
Lowell Police Department
Lake County Sheriff’s Department
Lake County Criminal Probation
Crown Point Police Department
Griffith Police Department
Regional Mental Health Center
Another Chance Outreach Center
Northwest Psychological Services Academy
Crisis Center Department
Sojourner Truth House
Campagna Academy
Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living
Workforce Development Services
Indiana National Guard
Lake County HIDTA

LCSAC Associate Member Organizations

Great Lakes Labs
Hayes and Associates
Boys and Girls Club of NWI
Choices Educational Services
Gary Neighborhood Services
Gary City Court
Indiana State Police
Fresh Start Counseling
Heartland Recovery Center
Tri-Creek School Corporation
Gary Police Department
Purdue University Calumet
New Leaf Resources
North Township Communities that Care
City of Lowell Parks Department
Pathway to Adventure Council

St. Margaret Health
Lake County Coroner’s Office
Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education
Gary Life Education Initiative
Northwest Indiana Health Cooperative
Riches To Recovery
Indiana Department of Correction – State Parole
Big Book Legacy Group
Planted Seed Ministries
Indiana State Excise Police
Motivated Women Ministry
Drug Enforcement Agency
Lake County HIDTA
Indiana National Guard
Methodist Hospital
Indiana Prevention Resource Center

Standing Committees

Law Enforcement Committee

The law enforcement committee is concerned with the legality and consequences of substance abuse and examines law enforcement and prosecutorial efforts. The committee tracks court disposition of drug and alcohol related matters, OWI patrolling, and pro-active community policing.

Prevention Committee

This committee gathers and shares information regarding skill building programs, community or professional mobilization, and social and environmental change programs for both youth and adults.

Treatment Committee

This committee’s efforts are centered on services for those citizens who are in recovery from problems associated with addiction and substance abuse. It represents services which deal with interventions, referral, and assessment, as well as aftercare and continuum of treatment.

Member Benefits

Benefits of LCSAC Membership

  • Networking opportunities
  • Grant opportunities
  • Collaborative Efforts
  • Training