How did the opioid epidemic become a major killer in Minnesota? More Minnesotans die from opioid overdoses than in traffic accidents! In this healthiest of states, some Minnesota groups have the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the nation. Attendees engaged in a lively discussion of how Minnesota got to this point (national and state trends) and learned what opioids and emerging synthetics are driving the increases in deaths, addiction, and newborns needing help.
Speaker: Dana Farley, Minnesota Dept. of Health Alcohol and Drug Prevention Policy Director