The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy has launched a new communications tool to help inform Iowans about new and emerging illicit drug concerns. Dubbed "The Connection," the service will provide regular updates via a monthly newsletter, as well as online. "As Iowans are exposed to a growing number of new synthetic drugs and other modified substances of abuse, timely information about their potential dangers can be critical, particularly to the health and safety of youth," said Steve Lukan, the agency's director. Iowans can sign up here to receive monthly emails of the newsletter.