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African American




The African American community thrives on connection through family, church, advocacy, and other social bonds that provide vital support during tough times.

Historically, systemic inequities, social stigma, and unequal access to healthcare have contributed to higher rates of substance use disorders among Black and BIPOC individuals. This highlights the urgent need for support and resources.

Supporting our Black and BIPOC communities involves everyone. By spreading the word about substance use risks, promoting culturally competent care, and ensuring equitable resources, we can strengthen our entire community.

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to die of an overdose compared to white Minnesotans
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increase in African American substance use overdoses from 2015 to 2021.
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increase in drug overdose deaths from 2010 to 2019

Finding Recovery

You deserve a recovery path that reflects your unique journey.

Recovery is possible. It is a journey that takes time, community, and support. There are programs available across Minnesota that understand your recovery needs.

Get Help For Opioid Use Disorder

Call 911 right away if someone you know is showing signs of an overdose.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, visit Fast-Tracker for 24/7 resources.

Multi-talented artist and activist Benny Roberts created a gripping music video that explores the reality of illegal opioids in the African American community. “All of Us: An Alliterative Social Commentary on Opioids” was produced in cooperation with sound engineer Mike Brooks, photographer Roosevelt Mansfield, and black woman-owned production company, Dezzyz World.