Addiction or Murder? The Question Prosecutors Must Answer During an Opioid Epidemic

Addiction or Murder? The Question Prosecutors Must Answer During an Opioid Epidemic

President Donald Trump holds a pen up after signing bipartisan legislation to confront the opioid crisis in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Washington.

Trump Signing Bipartisan Measure to Confront Opioid Crisis

Opioids in Minnesota

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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.