Looking for help? Are you trying to find assessment or treatment services available? The MN Fast Tracker system is a real-time, online directory for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services in Minnesota. You can get easily connected and see what beds or services are available. Website: http://www.fast-trackermn.org/ Source: MN Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
How to Administer Naloxone Naloxone is administered as a nasal spray or via injection, depending on which of the following devices it has been prepared for and packaged with. 1. Evzio auto-injector With U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2014, this was the first auto-injector approved for non-clinical settings. The auto-injector administers a single dose of naloxone with a retractable needle, avoiding accidental needles sticks and any additional assembly. To
NALOXONE SAVES LIVES A variety of drugs and drug combinations carry the risk of fatal overdose. Emergency protocol for any suspected overdose includes calling 911. However, in the case of opioids, which includes heroin and prescription pain medications like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet, naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) can reverse an overdose, potentially saving a loved one’s life. What Puts One at Risk for Overdose? Anyone using opioids, whether for recreati
Several of Minnesota’s largest counties and cities are on the verge of joining a national wave of government lawsuits targeting pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for the public cost of the opioid crisis. Commissioners of at least a half dozen county boards authorized their attorneys this month to enter into agreements with private law firms to either sue or consider litigation, including Hennepin, Ramsey, St. Louis, Chisago, Mower and Steele counties. On Friday, t
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota health officials say they're adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana can help people with severe autism or obstructive apnea. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said Ehlinger. “However, there is increasing evidenc