GF - Drug Addiction
Doug Barrett | Sep 20, 2017 AT 8:52 am
Last night’s weather forced the cancellation of the free screening of a movie in Grand Forks to highlight recovery and addiction to drugs and alcohol. The showing of The Anonymous People is part of the ongoing community Call to Action plan to combat addiction in the region.
Grand Forks Police Lt- Derick Zimmel says unfortunately drug abuse remains alive and well. He says the number one goal of the G-F-P-D is to be proactive. He says the department will always release information to the public about potentially dangerous drugs in the hope of saving lives.
In 2015 alone 226 overdose patients were admitted to Altru Hospital. Last year the G-F-P-D made 388 drug related arrests – an increase of 40-percent.