In 2016, there were 144 opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County, a 31 percent increase from the year before, according to county officials. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has launched a year-long campaign to raise awareness about the Opioid Crisis and to get people involved in the solution. It is a NO BLAME, NO SHAME campaign, designed to bring people together.
On March 20th, 2017, in collaboration with the Sheriff's Office, PARTNERS for Healthy Kids, Parenting with Vision, and Partners in Prevention, Wayzata Public Schools hosted the #NOverdose kick-off town hall meeting. A panel of experts gathered to share information with community members and to engage people in all aspects of the epidemic, from prevention and education to intervention, treatment and recovery.
6 Things You Can Do to be a Part of the Solution
Lock up and monitor prescription medications: most abusers get their prescription drugs from friends and family. Don't leave prescription medications in an