Ogilvie Community Forum – Recap

The Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK) has been working on prevention strategies dating back to the Meth Lab days in the early 2000’s. Over time the coalition has worked on many different strategies to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in our county!

The Ogilvie Community Forum held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, provided coalition members and community members to come together and discuss the complex issue of Opioids. Much like any other misused substance, the solutions and corrective actions are multi-layered and are not solved overnight. The SACK coalition has been blessed to work with a variety of community partner who all play a role in the health and well-being of our community. We heard from leaders in our communities that come face to face with the reality of substance use on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, there is no magic solution to fix the opioid epidemic or any other substance use issue. Prevention is most effective when parents, community members, youth, and others work together.

Special thanks to our presenters, Kanabec County Sheriff Brian Smith; Kanabec County Attorney Barbara McFadden; First Light Pharmacy Director, Brent Thompson; and Recovering Hope Clinical Director, Sadie Hosley. Our partners and friends at Ogilvie High School graciously donated their time, space and the OWN IT! youth group held a  fun and creative silent auction! 

Keep talking, caring, educating and sharing! Prevention works when we all work together.

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