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Save a Life: Safe use of Naloxone to reverse opioid overdose training

Naloxone reverses overdoes from opioids, and it saves lives, and any adult can buy it and use it. Come to a FREE training, September 7, 2018, at the Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building, second floor, Friday, and you’ll receive two Naloxone kits and information about how to dispense it safely.

Grants Awarded for Detoxification Services

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) of DHS has awarded grants to three metro Rule 32 programs in order to meet the needs of Minnesota residents and visitors during the period just before and after the Super Bowl. The grants are for services from January 25 to February 7, 2018 and are to Cochran Recovery Services, the American Indian Community Development Corporation, and Mission Detox Center.

$16.6 million in Grants to Address Opioid Crisis in Minnesota announced

On November 3, 2017, Lt Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota DHS Commissioner Emily Piper visited Wayside House in St. Louis Park to announce $16.6 million in grants to combat the state's opioid crisis. The grants were awarded for the next two to three years to more than 30 agencies across the state including tribal governments, counties and community organizations. The grants aim to address the opioid crisis through prevention, treatment and recovery programs for substance use disorder, including prescription opioids and illicit drugs such as heroin. List of grantees (PDF)

Substance use disorder reform

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is working with individuals, providers, counties and stakeholders to update our substance use disorder treatment system. Creating a person-centered recovery-oriented system of care in Minnesota that expands and enhances services available is critical. Find out more

New report: most chemical dependency programming saves money and is effective

A new report finds that most chemical dependency programs reduce substance use and improves health, while saving the state money through lower health care costs, reduced crime, more tax revenue from earnings, and fewer deaths. Find out more

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