Each year, drug overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes, homicides or guns. Drug overdose deaths reached a record high in 2021, according to the CDC. And synthetic opioids like fentanyl were involved in about two-thirds of those deaths.
At 9 a.m. Thursday, MPR News guest host Chris Farrell talked about fentanyl in Minnesota and the work being done to prevent overdose deaths.
Pearl Evans is an overdose prevention coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health.
Peter Hayden is the founder of Turning Point, a north Minneapolis agency that provides culturally specific substance use disorder treatment.
Dr. Joseph Lee is the President and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
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