Matters of Substance

Matters of Substance is a WVLP Valpo Community Radio show hosted by Dawn Pelc, Executive Director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council (PCSAC.) The show provides an informative look at how addiction of all types plays an ever increasing role in our community. A wide variety of topics are discussed including the opioid epidemic and other issues including but not limited to addiction and substance use and abuse of all kinds.
"Matters of Substance" is underwritten by the Porter County Substance Abuse Council.

Listen to Matters of Substance

Simply click on any of the tracks below to listen NOW to show archives

Or you can listen live on WVLP FM 103.1 on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and rebroadcasts 

on Fridays at 5 pm and Saturdays at 7 pm.

Educational and Informative Videos


The Community Action Drug Coalition of Porter County presents its second video in its series of helping Parents understand, prevent and discover  teen drug use. "WHY SHOULD I SEARCH MY ADOLESCENT'S ROOM?" answers many of the questions parents have when confronting the issues of TRUST,  PRIVACY AND DRUG USE, and deciding when and how to take action.

Manda's Story
Watch this powerful and eye-opening video that explores the importance of A Parent's Plan for Drug Prevention

Vaping & Juuling

Chesterton Police Officer Chris Swickard, Student Resource Officer at Duneland School Corporation explains the difference between vaping and juuling and the prevalence of this practice by students during the school day. This trend is leading to a new generation of smokers and cycle of addiction at a young age. Learn how vaping and juuling could possibly lead to the use of THC concentrates that are easily available on-line and will be delivered to your home in a discreet package.

The Opioid Epidemic

The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl is a serious crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. Watch this video to learn some staggering facts about this epidemic that is deeply affecting our community.