Regional officials will gather today to learn more about the ongoing struggle with methamphetamine.

The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, in conjunction with Indiana State University, will host a seminar and roundtable discussion about the meth crisis in Indiana.

Today also is National Methamphetamine Awareness Day.

Guest speakers will include addiction therapist Steve Sutherland, Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel, Clay County Superior Court Judge James Blaine Akers and addictionologist Dr. Randy Stevens.

WVCF Substance Abuse Program Director George Creekbaum said a wide range of topics will be discussed.

“We will cover everything from current treatment for methamphetamine addiction, to preventative education, aftercare education, aftercare issues and perhaps most importantly, the impact of meth abuse on our local communities,” he said.

The seminar will begin at 9 a.m. in ISU’s Cunningham Memorial Library, with registration starting at 8.

The program is open to the public.

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