Opioid Use Disorder – MAT-PDOA Grant Program

We offer a new treatment program for the local African American community with opioid use disorder. This program includes your own support team and resources to reduce and stop the use of opioids.

If you do not meet the participant criteria for this program, here are other resources available to you:

  • Addiction Medicine Clinic – Outpatient care: 612-273-6099

Opioids

Opioids are prescription pain killers or street drugs. Examples include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and morphine. Common street names for these drugs include smack, H, tar, skag, dragon and brown crystal. Your body can become dependent on these drugs in as little as five days. But treatment can help you reduce or stop using.

African American Community Focus

While Minnesota has one of the lowest drug overdose mortality rates in the nation, Minnesota also has some of the highest race rate disparities in drug overdose mortality in the nation. There are various factors resulting in these disparities including the past treatment of drug epidemics in the African American community. African American Minnesotans are two times more likely to die from a drug overdose than white Minnesotans. The goal of the program is to find an effective treatment for the local African American community with opioid use disorder. To find out if you qualify, we will ask you some personal questions about your drug use. We'll keep your identifying details private.

Our treatment program includes team support to help you rebuild your life without opioids:

  • Doctor and medicines to help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms
  • Care Coordinator to educate about your treatment plan
  • Social worker to help with insurance and other personal or family issues
  • Behavioral health care provider to help with mental and chemical health needs
  • Peer support with a person who has a lived experience of substance use disorder and now in long term recovery

For more information or to find out if you qualify call 612-273-1221 to get started.

Fairview Clinics – Riverside
Addiction Medicine
Riverside Professional Building
606 24th Ave. S. Suite 602
Minneapolis, MN 55454

This program is sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.