Alcohol and Meth Are Crow Wing County Most Used Drugs

About 300 people last year in Crow Wing County got help with their problem with alcohol while about 175 people in Crow Wing County got treatment for meth. The Crow Wing County Department of Community Service uses those numbers from Drug and Alcohol Abuse Normative Evaluation...

Rehab or Jail? Which is Better for an Addict

1,349 inmates last year in Crow Wing County jail were there for alcohol drug related crimes. Compare that to 8 inmates who were there for murder. The National Institute of Justice found about two-thirds of our national’s inmates will return to jail within three years of being...

Red Lake Drugs and Alcohol Summit

Today, over 200 people of all ages came out to Red Lake for the 9th Annual Drugs and Alcohol Summit. The keynote speaker talked about drugs and alcohol usage in the community, as well as the effect it has on not only the user, but also family and friends. The goal of the summit...

$1.6 Million Grant Makes Strides Against Prenatal Substance Abuse

It may seem to be common sense that pregnancy and drugs and alcohol don’t mix, but every year thousands of babies suffer due to prenatal substance abuse. In 2010, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center had almost 3% of babies that tested positive for drugs on the day they were...
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Golden Apple: Red Lake Hosts Annual Youth Conference

  The Red Lake Band of Chippewa is inspiring high school students to get prepared for the future by saying no to drugs and alcohol. Since 2009, the Red Lake Youth conference has aimed to empower youth by addressing issues facing the community. Chairman Floyd...

Heroin Emerges as Growing Problem in Northern Minnesota

  Drug overdose takes another life of the rich and famous.  But Academy-Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death sheds light on a growing trend of heroin use in Northern Minnesota. Patrick Plemel, Program Director at Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center in Bemidji, sees...

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