Department of Health Launches Information on Opioids

Drug overdose deaths among Minnesota residents increased 9.2 percent from 2015 to 2016.  The deaths in 2016 is six times greater than in 2000.  Here is a website that you can view the Minnesota Department of Health’s opioid information and statistics:  link.
The website contains information on overdose deaths, nonfatal overdoses, prescribing practices, and social determinants of health.  Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Opioid Response grants will include investments in the distribution of naloxone (a chemical that can counter the deadly affects of opioids), chemical dependency treatment support and a statewide media campaign.