Brainerd Lakes Area Drug Education is hosting a community listening event 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the cafeteria at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.

Brainerd Lakes Area Drug Education, or BLADE, is represented by a group of people from the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s office, county attorney’s office, community services office, the faith community and recovery addiction organizations. BLADE’s vision is to provide “a new path” in reducing drug addiction, increasing drug enforcement, providing drug education and working with those impacted to find a healthier and productive future, which in return will create a more safe and promising future for the community, a news release stated.