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Nelson wants to help other teens, who are just a few years younger than himself, about the hard truths of substance abuse. Nelson started working as a paid intern for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, a faith-based recovery program, a few weeks ago. As a youth prevention advocate, he hasn't shied away from sharing his own personal struggles. That was the start of my recovery journey.

But it was a hard road that began when Nelson started abusing prescription drugs when he was just Nelson says he also started using garage pills — counterfeit narcotics made with a pill press. I didn't really care what was happening to me, because I was at such a low point in my life, when I died, I died.

That's where my addiction was taking me. For U. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Minnesota, it's an all too familiar story. Paul office, said. She says with schools reopening and kids returning to campus life, there's an added urgency. She says there's a sharp increase in the supply of counterfeit prescription pills in Minnesota. In all of , agents say they confiscated 2, pills. It's a filler product laced with fentanyl. For Nelson, those aren't just s.

He says his biological father died from methamphetamine and heroin abuse in A cousin also passed from substance abuse. Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge says it's partnering with 19 schools this fall for peer-to-peer counseling. Isolation, lack of parental supervision, not having that time in the schools. Not seeing their school counselors or getting some of those additional resources. I've been there, and I'm here for you. Nelson says he's going from class to class and student to student in order to make a difference. My goal throughout my lifetime is to hopefully influence one person.

Hopefully, save one person's life. Gavin Nelson is paying it forward, one classroom at a time. But the year-old from White Bear Lake has turned that around. He's been clean, free of using drugs and alcohol for a year now. By his senior year, he says, it got much worse. The biggest problem, von Trytek says, is that there's no quality control. Nelson says he's also lost 14 friends who didn't know what they were taking. This is their 16th year of classroom outreach. That effort got tougher during the pandemic. Top Stories. Police investigating fatal shooting in Hopkins. Nurses continue strike at Allina Health clinic in Plymouth.

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