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

Despite an opioid epidemic that has reached crisis proportions, nearly half of Minnesota’s 87 counties lack clinics that can offer what is now considered state-of-the-art addiction treatment for the dangerous painkillers. The shortage, which reflects both regulatory barriers and the stigma associated with drug addiction, is one reason Minnesota’s opioid scourge has proved so stubborn and so deadly, according to physicians and public health officials. Read More.