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

An update on the opioid epidemic was presented by Adult Social Services Supervisor Kim Larson and Public Health Supervisor Erin Melz during the Aitkin County Health and Human Services Board meeting on Nov. 27. The issue has been recognized nationally and across the state. Larson and Melz highlighted local initiatives being taken to address the opioid crisis. Read More.