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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

Chemical & Mental Health Resources

Chemical Health Help!


SAMHAS stands for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is a comprehensive resource. This website includes the national suicide prevention hotline, a disaster relief hotline, and the national hotline for those who are looking for chemical health resources.

Alcoholics Anonymous

This website is a good resource for those who may struggle with sobriety. Closed meetings are for only alcoholics; open meetings can be attended by anyone who would like to attend to learn more about the program.

Al-Anon - For relatives of alcoholics to go for support.

NIDA For Teens

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, created a website to education adolescents ages 11 though 15 (as well as parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.

Partnership at

The partnership at is a drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recover resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of the research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Anoka County Sheriff's Office Prescription Drug Take Back

Anoka County will accept household prescription pills, capsules, caplets and tablets; no fee. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office is located at 13303 Hanson Boulevard NW, Andover, MN 55304. For more information about this program, call 763-323-5000 or email

Anoka County Resource Guide

The Anoka County Community Resource Guide was developed to help promote self-sufficiency for residents of Anoka County. Many resources are listed in the 115-page guide.

Anoka County Resource Guide

Domestic Violence

Alexandra House provides domestic violence and sexual violence services in Anoka County. The free services include 24-hour emergency shelter, support services and advocacy to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Alexandra House has locations in the cities of Blaine and Anoka, but serve victims of domestic and sexual violence across the state of Minnesota.

Fact Check on E-Cigarette Use for Parents

Information for parents regarding the use of e-cigarettes.

ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST? - Check out this resource with helpful coping tips

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