Register for Oct. 12 SUD Summit listening sessions

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Minnesota experienced record drug overdose deaths in 2021, and too many friends, family members and neighbors are struggling with addiction. Your input is needed to improve Minnesota's substance use disorder (SUD) treatment system and save lives.

In the coming months, several partners will join forces to host an SUD Shared Solutions Summit where participants will begin work on a three-to-five year strategic action plan to improve Minnesota's SUD system. To help inform the planning of this summit, partners are hosting two facilitated listening sessions on Oct. 12, 2022, to identify and better understand opportunities, needs, gaps and bottlenecks in Minnesota’s SUD system.

What: Listening sessions to help inform upcoming Minnesota SUD Summit

When: Two sessions on Oct. 12, 2022; one from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and one from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Virtual on Webex

Who's invited: Substance use disorder professionals, mental health professionals and social service workers (including organizations whose members reflect religious, spiritual and secular pathways of recovery), and individuals and families affected by substance use disorder

Who's hosting: The listening sessions and forthcoming summit are a collaborative effort between Project Turnabout, Niyyah Recovery Initiative, Turning Point, The Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health, the American Indian Chemical Dependence Advisory Council, Alluma, Minneapolis College, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Governor's Office.

The interactive listening sessions will begin with a panel of experts providing an overview of the status of several important areas related to SUD services, such as: prevention, access to services, rural health disparities, racial and ethnic disparities, finance strategies, workforce opportunities, and more.  Participants will be asked to give feedback on these issues, and to offer ideas for content at the SUD Shared Solutions Summit, share legislative ideas, and generate enthusiasm and a call for action related to the upcoming summit.

Registration is required for the listening sessions.

Your feedback will help shape the upcoming summit, a shared vision for Minnesota's response to SUD and the plan to help Minnesota achieve that vision.

If you have questions about the listening sessions or next year's summit, please email