Grand Forks Community
Call To Action on Addiction & Substance Abuse
We are at a critical time in our community and I am asking for your help. The Opioid epidemic, substance abuse addiction and related mental health issues are hurting our community. In fact, 2017 is already our worst year for overdoses, deaths and other negative impact. I want to be sure that 2017 IS our worse year and 2018 and beyond will see significant drops in these numbers and increases on how we treat addiction as a disease, not a moral failing, and how we compassionately redirect our course to greater public health.
Moving forward, we have the opportunity to build on these efforts by coordinating with a shared vision, avoiding competition and duplication of resources, and strategically seeking federal, state and foundation resources to reinforce and augment our actions.
Together, we are initiating a process that will educate, motivate and align our entire community – residents, professionals and community leaders alike – around this issue, develop short and long-term strategies and best position our community and your organizations to obtain the resources necessary to execute on these strategies to change the face of addiction in our area.
The work begins with you, but it includes us all. I have no doubt we will continue to make leaps and bounds toward making our Grand Forks community a healthier, safer place to live, learn, work and play.
Michael R. Brown, Mayor
City of Grand Forks, ND
Please join this call to action:
The Community-wide Call to Action to Change the Face of Addiction
Thursday, May 25
7:00 pm to -9:00 pm
1200 South 42nd Street