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.
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.
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).
The National Safety Council (NSC)'s Prescription Drug Community Action Toolkit offers resources in addressing prescription drug misue, abuse and overdose.
A guide to treatment centers and programs throughout Minnesota.
A guide to Narcotics Anonymous meeting locations throughout the state.