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Minnesota receives State Opioid Response grant

Minnesota has received a 17.7 million federal grant to help tackle the opioid epidemic. The “State Opioid Response” grant will be used to reach Minnesotans struggling with opioids with life-saving treatment quickly, reduce deaths from opioid overdose and to prevent opioid use disorder in Minnesota’s most vulnerable communities.

The new funding will be distributed through grants to Minnesota counties, tribes and community agencies to build on ongoing work, expand services to new areas, increase the availability of emergency response drugs such as Naloxone and launch new efforts to bring an end to the opioid crisis. Counties, tribes and community agencies will be able to apply for grants through an open process starting in November, 2018. Press Release

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

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

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