Issue 18: Fall 2016
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Partnership for Change (PFC) is a local coalition of youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, and community groups that are working together to reduce drug use among youth and young adults in northwest Hennepin County. Learn more here.

PFC in the Press

Partnership for Change and North Memorial Health Center hosted a forum on the opioid epidemic in October.  Read moreView clip from Channel 12 here.

Opioid News

Methadone is helping addicts, but causing other problems  Read more.

Children of addicts raised by grandparents. Watch PBS special here.

View a sample doctor/patient opioid agreement here.

Town Hall: Keep Kids Safe & Social

“If I teach my children how to drink at home, they will be safe.” At least, that’s the mistaken thinking of some parents who allow their children to host drinking parties, according to Krista Brenno at a Partnership for Change Town Hall in November.  Read more.

Pill-Themed Clothing

A clothing and accessories line adorned with pills was pulled from Nordstrom's shelves last month following public outcry. Read more.

Marijuana News

Election legalizes marijuana in more states. Read more. MPR Kerri Miller examines consequences. Listen here.

Prior to elections, 60 Minutes looked at effects of marijuana on body. Watch here.

Surgeon General Report

The surgeon general released a report yesterday on the alarming rise in substances abuse in America. Read more.
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