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Working Together to End the Opioid Epidemic

In order to address the opioid crisis gripping the state, the Minnesota Department of Human Services is working with state and community partners to increase awareness, decrease the number of persons who develop opioid use disorder and reduce the harms resulting from opioid addiction.

icon1-compassEfforts to date: Attacking the problem from all angles

As the state authority on substance abuse disorder prevention and treatment, the Department of Human Services has a big role in tackling this problem. 

DHS efforts include:

icon3-gearsMaking it work: A coordinated response

Solutions to the opioid crisis cuts across a number of State agencies and boards (PDF). It is critical that we be coordinated and collaborative as we work together to end the crisis.

DHS coordinates two groups:



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