Local conference tackling issue of drug abuse

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The Bartholomew County Substance Abuse Council is conducting a conference on drug abuse today at Westside Community Church, 124 Tipton Lakes Blvd.

Topics at the “Desperate Households” conference include “America’s Opioid Epidemic: How Did we Get Here?” and “Current Drug Trends on Our Community.”

Among the speakers are Sgt. Jay Frederick of Columbus Police Department and Capt. Dave Steinkoenig of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Look for a story in an upcoming edition of The Republic.