Colleen Ronnei to Star Tribune: the opioid epidemic affects us all

In this interview with Gail Rosenblum of the Star Tribune, our Founder and Executive Director Colleen Ronnei discusses drawing strength from Brave Enough, the breadth of the opioid epidemic, and the genesis and mission of Change the Outcome.

According to a 2019 study, 1 in 3 young adults between the age of 18 and 25 will use opioids (either medically or through misuse). That story is familiar to many of our volunteers. It’s also familiar to national best selling author Cheryl Strayed, who recently returned to her native Minnesota for a speaking engagement put on by Change the Outcome and The Basilica of St. Mary.

Read the full story for more about the breadth of the opioid epidemic today, the origins of Change the Outcome, and our mission.

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