Community Forum

Heroin is no longer just found in dark alleys and seedy hotel rooms. It's quickly become one of the first drugs being tried by our kids and it's killing them. Young adults from Anoka County share their personal experiences plus, learn what's being done in Anoka County and how you can help stop the spread of heroin and opiate addiction in its tracks.

Chemical Health Initiative

A program designed to fight drug and alcohol use among teens in middle school and high school is yielding positive results in the St. Francis and Centennial School Districts.

The Chemical Health Initiative, funded by an Anoka County Children and Family Council School District Partnership Grant, focuses on preventing the use of gateway drugs, such as alcohol and marijuana, and urges parents to talk to their children early, and on a consistent basis, about the dangers of alcohol and drugs. Learn more about this program.

Videos produced by the Chemical Health Initiative

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