Communities may not have to tackle the drug problem alone anymore. That's because our state's Attorney General is asking everyone to join in on the fight.
For the first time ever, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and his office have created an internal task force to address what he's calling a critical issue.
He said the state's battle with drug abuse is one of his most important consumer protection initiatives. That's why the office has expanded expertise and capabilities to deal with the problem. this includes ways to battle the abuse of meth, prescription pills and other substances.
They're using the knowledge of investigators and former prosecutors, as well as the assistance of consumer outreach specialists who will work in cooperation with other groups to educate citizens about drug use.
This isn't just about playing policeman or conducting investigations but also providing resources to help drug addicts recover.
He said they're looking for input from anyone or organizations because there's no quick fix to substance abuse.