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Dubuque officials worried about substance abuse in the community

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

At an upcoming town hall meeting in Dubuque, a panel of individuals affected by substance abuse will share their stories and discuss the dangers the problem poses to the community.

Substance abuse issues in Dubuque range from alcohol use by minors to over-consumption of alcohol by adults and illicit drug use in people of all ages.

Speakers on the panel include Tim Kennicker, a student athlete who struggled with an alcohol addiction; Mark Bigler, who lost his five-month-old grandson to a drunk driver and Cpl. Steve Eastvedt of the Dubuque Police Department. Eastvedt will outline the five most-abused illicit drugs in the Dubuque area.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm. on Tues., April 29 in Blades Hall on the University of Dubuque campus. That's at the corner of University Avenue and Algona Street. Parking is available in the lot located on the corner of University Avenue and McCormick Street.

Partners in the event include the Dubuque Area Substance Abuse Coalition and Helping Services for Northeast Iowa.

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