Opioid Epidemic Information and Resources

Opioid addiction is an enormous and frightening challenge for the entire country. The potential impacts to Minnesota cities include an array of significant, direct, and indirect costs to public health and public safety resources. To help cities deal with this issue, the League has compiled a list of reliable resources created by organizations with expertise and experience in this area.

The League will continue to watch this issue and update this list as necessary. If you have a story to share or a request for more resources, please contact the League at opioidepidemic@lmc.org.

Settlement Resources

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office joined a multi-state settlement with opioid distributors in the summer of 2021. The total amount of this settlement is $26 billion and requires state and local governments to use most of the money on abatement activities. Minnesota’s share could be as much as $337 million over a period of several years. Cities with populations over 10,000 are being asked to sign on to the national settlement by Jan. 2, 2022.

Learn more from these resources:

State of Minnesota

Minnesota counties


State and national municipal leagues


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