What is substance use disorder?
What is opioid use disorder?
In 2014, an estimated 1.9 million people had an opioid use disorder related to prescription pain relievers and an estimated 586,000 had an opioid use disorder related to heroin use. Symptoms of opioid use disorders include strong desire for opioids, inability to control or reduce use, continued use despite interference with major obligations or social functioning, use of larger amounts over time, development of tolerance, spending a great deal of time to obtain and use opioids, and withdrawal symptoms that occur after stopping or reducing use, such as negative mood, nausea or vomiting, muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, and insomnia.
What is substance use disorder treatment?
In addition to substance use disorder treatment programs, some individually licensed clinicians have it within their scope of practice to treat substance use disorders. Substance use disorder can be treated in physicians’ offices and mental health clinics by a variety of individuals, including counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers. Treatment is delivered in a range of settings from outpatient, residential, and hospital inpatient based on an individual's assessed need. Although specific treatment approaches often are associated with particular treatment settings, a variety of therapeutic interventions or services can be included in any given setting.
What is an OTP?
Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)
Other Substance Use Disorder Resources
State and National Resources:
Minnesota Recovery Community Organizations:
Mutual Support Groups for SUD Recovery:
Mutual Support Groups for Family/Friends of Individuals w/SUD:
Minnesota Recovery College/University programs: