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Anoka-Hennepin Schools – Drug and Alcohol Awareness Series

img_6538On Wednesday, November 9, two of our newest volunteers, Stephanie and Kelsey, tabled on behalf of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation at Blaine Highschool for the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Series, a series of events from now until late spring 2017 which offers opportunities for parents and guardians to make connections with staff and community resources, provide information, and offer steps to protect students from drug and alcohol abuse.

At this particular event, there was a showing of the short film, Chasing the Dragon, followed by a facilitated Q&A with parents and students. The Steve Rummler Hope Foundation is committed to communities throughout Minnesota and these awareness series are crucial, especially in the Anoka communities where we saw a frightening spike in opioid overdoses just a few short weeks ago.

We would like to send a special thanks to both Stephanie and Kelsey for their time. Both are current nursing students at Bemidji State University and are working towards additional certifications with emphases in public health. Thier research has shown a need for the programs offered to the community by the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation,

We are researching the drug use in Anoka County, specifically Ham Lake MN. We discovered this was a rising issue in our community by conducting Windshield Survey of Ham Lake, MN.  We are in the process of assessing current community resources and levels of intervention. We really appreciate the Steve Rummler Foundation because the organization fits all three levels of intervention (primary, secondary and tertiary).

img_6540The continued support of health professionals exemplifies the need for everyone to get involved. If you would like to become involved in the efforts of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, please Click Here to learn more about becoming an advocate or Click Here to learn how to become a volunteer. For more information regarding the Anoka-Hennepin Drug and Alcohol Awareness Series, visit our Event Calendar.

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