Drug Use Impact on Native People in Minnesota

Drug Use Impact on Native People in Minnesota

This webinar originally occurred on May 10, 2022
Duration: 1 hour


This presentation will review substance use disorder treatment admissions and impacts on Native people residing in Minnesota. Special attention will be paid to the geographic areas of the state impacted and specific illegal substances prominent among Native people in Minnesota using both treatment admission and overdose data. While displaying data, the presentation will focus on specific population incongruencies with two main illegal substances, heroin and methamphetamine. State/Tribal policies related to Native substance use disorder treatment programs will also be discussed. 

Detailed Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to identify demographic trends of substance use and overdose in Minnesota.
  2. Attendees will understand geographic influences where reservation and county boundaries impact each other.
  3. Attendees will be able to name the two primary illegal substances with greatest impact on Native people in Minnesota.


  • Rick Moldenhauer, M.S. | Human Services Representative II/State Opioid Treatment Authority, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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