Parents, welcome!

Even if you are not a youth parent, we are glad you are here. You likely play an important role in a young person’s life regardless. As adults, it is our responsibility to help shape the the future and guide youth from their early years to young adulthood, and beyond. Substance use prevention is a large part of that – youth are naturally curious, experimental creatures; it’s how they learn. 

You Can Have an Impact Campaign

The name speaks for itself, you can have an impact on youth – in many ways! These are just a few ways to go about it.

The edible landscape in Minnesota is complex (for adults too!) so be aware that not all gummies/edibles are the same. Many of them contain highly potent, illegal amounts of psychoactive substances.

Wright County has a Scoial Host Ordinaince that allows for criminal charges to be filed against individuals over 21 providing alcohol to those underage. This includes providing them a place to consume as well.

Fentanyl is not a new substance but the frequency it is found in the current drug supply is concerning. There are fake pills all around and very small amounts of fentanyl can cause harm or an overdose.

Vaping is more dangerous now than ever. There is a growing amount of harmful chemicals being found in vaping liquid and THC vaping is especially concerning due to the high potency concentrations being inhaled. 

"Talk. They Hear You." Campaign

It’s important to have conversations early on with youth. Sources tell us that they actually prefer when their parents and/or trusted adults talk to them about the important topics. SAMHSA has created a campaign to help guide adults through some of these – check it out!

Hosting Safe Parties Campaign

Law Enforcement considers themselves invited to all parties that happen in Wright County because there is a County-wide Social Host Ordinance that penalizes adults purchasing, providing alcohol, or allowing them to drink on your property. 

These stickers are used as a deterrant for youth at home or a friends house; for fridges, on coolers at events, etc. Reminding them that the alcohol isn’t for them. Funded using Drug-Free Communitites grant funds.

Understanding what responsibility you have as the party’s host is an important step. There are things you can do before, during, and afterwards to protect you and your guests.