IU Health Starke Hospital President David Hyatt and Marketing and Media Representative Ted Hayes are sponsoring a community program to end drug abuse in Starke County.
The pair have collaborated with Sarah Hoshaw of Healthlinc to create “Symposium on Drugs,” which focuses mainly on methamphetamine abuse. The Symposium on Drugs will be held in April and more information on what to expect during the event will be released soon. The event will include support and education from law enforcement authorities, previous offenders and the court system. Detective Rob Olejniczak from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Jordan McIntire from Starke County Community Corrections have been instrument in helping plan the symposium.
Starke County is the ninth-highest producer of methamphetamine in the state. Prescription drug abuse also continues to increase.