An opioid overdose requires immediate medical attention. Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know exhibits any of the symptoms.

Know the Dangers of Opioid Misuse

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What Are Opioids?

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Opioids kill us at twice the rate of the majority, shouldn’t we be twice as informed?

Zhaagoojitoon – 1-minute

Zhaagoojitoon – 1-minute

This powerful look at the cycle of opioid abuse and the power of tradition and culture was filmed in collaboration with members of the Leech Lake and Red Lake band of Ojibwe.Accessible version:

Set You Free

Set You Free

Music and lyrics by St. Paul, MN-based recording artist Danami.Accessible version:

A New Synthetic Opioid Is Killing American Drug Users

A New Synthetic Opioid Is Killing American Drug Users

A new culprit has surfaced in America's seemingly endless game of opioid Whac-A-Mole: the research chemical isotonitazene. The drug, which has no approved clinical uses, began appearing in autopsy reports in the U.S. within the last year, likely as a result of efforts...

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Opioid Crisis

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Opioid Crisis

When it comes to rates of infection and addiction, both the coronavirus pandemic and the opioid epidemic disproportionately impact the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. As physicians, it’s critical to understand the dynamics of this phenomenon to provide...

America’s New Opioid Crisis

America’s New Opioid Crisis

Health experts say the U.S. government has been slow to strengthen the drug supply chain, despite recent painful reminders of its vulnerabilities. Read More. 

Special Challenges for LGBTQ Addiction Treatment

Special Challenges for LGBTQ Addiction Treatment

Since the late 1970s, when substance abuse research first began to include lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) subjects in study findings, scientists have reported significantly higher overall rates of substance use and substance use disorders among sexual minorities as...