The opioid crisis in Ramsey county

90% of adults who struggle with substance use, started using substances before the age of 18. For this reason targeted youth prevention efforts are essential to combating the opioid epidemic.

Through effective prevention within schools and juvenile detention centers, youth peer support services, community education events, drug take back day events, awareness campaigns and more we can combat this epidemic and make a lasting impact.

Opioid Overdose Deaths *since 2017

Non-Fatal Overdoses *since 2017


of adults who struggle with substance use started using substances before the age of 18 *2018 Data
our solution: education | prevention | intervention

The Ramsey County Opioid Prevention and Unified Services Coalition (OPUS) was developed to establish greater unity between law enforcement, courts, schools, and other community resources. Since 2017 our goal has been to engage, advocate, inform and bring awareness of substance use issues throughout Ramsey County, MN through education, prevention, enforcement and treatment to build a healthy, safe and drug free community.

How we serve the community of ramsey county
Parent & Community Education Events

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Live prevention webinars
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Resource Guides
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Community Collaboration
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Classroom Presentations
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Youth Peer Support Services
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Drug Take-Back Sites in Ramsey County

90% of people who misuse prescription medication get it from friends and family members. Don't let your medicine cabinet become yet another statistic. Safely dispose of prescription medications at one of the many drop sites in Ramsey County.