AG plans forums on stopping drug abuse around Ohio
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(AP) - Ohio's attorney general
plans several community forums about drug abuse in the next few months to
discuss how to prevent drug-related crimes and addiction.
The series began with a Wednesday forum in Portsmouth
in southern Ohio's Scioto
(sy-OH'-tuh) County. The state says that county saw a significant increase in
drug overdose deaths in recent years and had the highest overdose rate per
capita from 2007 to 2011.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says the forums will let residents discuss
concerns with him and with legislative, health and law enforcement experts from
their areas. Then a committee will review those forums and recommend steps to
prevent addiction and reduce drug abuse around Ohio.
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