Heroin Addiction

News Release from the Minnesota Department of Health:
Minnesota makes it easier to get opiate overdose reversal drug at pharmacies
In 2016, 35 people have died of a heroin/opioid-related overdose in Anoka County. The victims ranged from 18 to 61 years of age.  Recent overdose deaths are not included in these statistics.

What can we do?

Opioid Prevention Toolkit

Safely Dispose of Old Prescription Drugs

See a list of Prescription Drug Take-Back Sites

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Series

Get the latest information during a drug and alcohol awareness series the Anoka-Hennepin School District is hosting.

For Jake's Sake

Bringing us together to unite and spread awareness and education to the community about the dangers of drugs and to also help those who are struggling to seek treatment.

Resources for Community Involvement


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

For more information about drug and alcohol use by teens, go to: 

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.