Drug prevention campaign
2016 was a record year for opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County. We experienced 153 opioid-related deaths, a 39% increase over 2015.
For this reason, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office launched a year-long drug abuse prevention campaign called #NOverdose. As part of this campaign, the sheriff’s office is building a broad coalition of stakeholders who will assist with educating the community about current drug dangers and trends.