The Ramsey County OPUS Coalition works in collaboration with school districts, treatment providers, law enforcement, and other community leaders to build awareness of, and provide substance use education through skills-based training.
Check back often for upcoming virtual/ in person trainings.
Understanding Substance Use Disorder & Resources For Support
Date: May 26th, 2022
Midway Peace Park – 416 N Griggs St, St Paul, MN 55104
In collaboration with the Saint Paul Police Department, Alliance Wellness Center, Niyyah Recovery Initiative, Generation Hope Foundation and Know The Truth™ Prevention Program, the Ramsey County OPUS Coalition is hosting an in person Community Education event for the East African and Somali community of Ramsey County.
The goal of this event is to educate community members on substance use disorder, what to look for in regards to substance use if you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, and provide resources for support within the community for substance use and mental health.
Community Education Events
These Events are designed to educate parents and community members on the latest substance use trends among teens and provide insight on evidence-informed approaches to supporting Generation Z. The coalition works with each individual community, school district or school to plan these events according to the specific needs or issues within that community.
|4/24/2018||White Bear Lake High School – South Campus|
|4/25/2018||Roseville High School|
|11/1/2018||Bethel University- Benson Great Hall|
|5/9/2019||Moundsview High School|
|5/16/2019||Irondale High School|
|2/13/2020||White Bear Lake Area- School- North Campus|
|2/20/2020||North St Paul High School Forum|
|3/26/2020||Webinar- Quora Education Center|
|4/28/2021||Supporting and Inspiring Students – 916 Teacher Training|
|4/29/2021||Supporting and Inspiring Students – 916 Community Event|
|5/26/2021||Understanding SUD & Resources for Support|
“We’ve always had problems with drug addiction,” Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said, noting that more than half of prison and jail inmates are diagnosed with some sort of addiction.
Drug Take-Back Sites in Ramsey County
90% of people who abuse 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.