A recently formed group in DeWitt County is hoping to tackle a national issue head on that has started to hit home.
The recently formed DeWitt County Substance Abuse Coalition seeks to deal with the continuing issue of heroin and substance abuse in the community. According to Sgt. Rob Spickard with the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office, the group is comprised of several community groups and entities.
The ultimate goal is educating the community on signs of substance abuse and Sgt. Spickard hopes to give the community the knowledge of how to help those in that battle.
Sgt. Spickard indicates not only is the coalition's goal to become a source of education and help, but they are also seeking to get out in front of the issue.
If you or your group might have something to offer to the substance abuse coalition, you have questions on substance abuse for yourself or a friend or loved one, you can contact Sgt. Spickard at the DeWitt County Sheriff's office at 217-935-9507.