News

State officials urge drug-abuse plan

State officials urge drug-abuse plan Click to Enlarge Photo:

Sep 14, 2012 at 7:08 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - Minnesota officials are urging a statewide drug-abuse strategy that incorporates early education and intervention.
 
Officials are alarmed at the rising use of prescription opiates and the purity of heroin available in Minnesota. On Thursday, state commissioners, law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges called for lawmakers and communities to coordinate an intensive statewide campaign to strengthen drug
prevention efforts.
 
Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson says prevention is key to this strategy.
 
The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/QRQmxc) reports Minnesota Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy also warned that lawmakers have failed to address the need for increased chemical dependency treatment programs for state prison inmates.

 

JW Cox

Posted By JW Cox

Staff Writer

JW Cox's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 18°F (-8°C)

Dewpoint: 12

Wind: 7 E

Weather: unknown

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar