St. Louis County Trying New Strategy to Combat Opioid Abuse

St. Louis County Trying New Strategy to Combat Opioid Abuse

In this March 12, 2018 photo, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson speaks during an interview at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn.

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SAMHSA's National Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers a free, confidential, 24/7/365 treatment referral and information service helpline. The organization also lists many resources and programs.

DEA Definition of Controlled Substances

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offers a definition of controlled substances including whether they have a currently accepted medical use in the United States, their relative abuse potential, and the likelihood of causing dependence when abused.

NIH Information on Prescription Opioids and Heroin

The above linked resource provides an explanation of the relationship between prescription opioids and heroin from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NSC Prescription Drug Community Action Toolkit

The National Safety Council (NSC)'s Prescription Drug Community Action Toolkit offers resources in addressing prescription drug misue, abuse and overdose.

Minnesota Treatment Centers & Programs

A guide to treatment centers and programs throughout Minnesota.

Narcotics Anonymous - Minnesota Region

A guide to Narcotics Anonymous meeting locations throughout the state.