Join us at an upcoming event

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. 

Coming Up

Understanding Substance Use Disorder and Resources For Support

Wednesday May, 26th  6:00-7:30PM

Highwood Hills Recreation Center 
2192 Londin Ln E. St. Paul, MN 55119

We are partnering with the Ramsey County OPUS Coalition, Alliance Wellness Center, Niyyah Recovery Initiative, and the Saint Paul Police Department to host an education event for the East African and Somali Community.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) within the East African and Somali communities is highly stigmatized.

Join us as we educate community members on SUD, address the stigma associated with SUD and provide resources for support and accessing treatment.

Join us for this IN PERSON event!

Unable to join us in person? Register to attend via ZOOM, click below.

Webinar Event Series – SUPPORTING AND INSPIRING STUDENTS THIS SPRING

Teacher Training & Parent and Community Education Event

Wednesday, April 28th  2:00-3:30PM – Teacher Training

Thursday, April 29th from 6:30-8:30PM – Parent and Community Event

We have partnered with Northeast Metro ISD 916, Canvas Health, and the Know The Truth™ Prevention Program to host these free live webinars. 

The webinars will educate school staff, parents and community members on; how to recognize specific behaviors related to substance use and mental health, provide information on current drug trends, equip attendees with tips for helping students to quit using, tools to motivate teens who are disengaged and direction on how to intervene in difficult situations. 

1.5 CEU’s Available -Behavioral Health, Nursing, Education, Social Work

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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.

Past Events:

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

 

 

 

“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.

John Choi

Ramsey County Attorney

Stay Informed

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.