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Conference on substance abuse to begin in Des Moines Tuesday

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The 35th annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse will be held at Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at Veterans Memorial Tuesday and Wednesday at the in Des Moines.

The conference will focus on substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery and offer recommendations for best practices.  Officials expect about 500 people to attend the conference.

According to the Iowa Department of public health, alcohol is the substance most abused by Iowans.  Other substances commonly abused based on statistics from 2011 are marijuana and methamphetimine.

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