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Pence touts new tack on drug problem with session in Lake County

Pence touts new tack on drug problem with session in Lake County

Gov. Mike Pence brought his 1-day-old task force on drug enforcement, treatment and prevention to Lake County on Wednesday to launch the initiative and get early input from local officials. In a news conference at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, Pence said it is time to find a "fresh approach" to combating the rising tide of drug abuse in Indiana. "We simply cannot arrest our way out of the problem," Pence said. "We have to recognize that we also have to address the root causes of addiction and focus on treatment." The task force formation comes months after outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis drew national attention to rampant intravenous...

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