Community Solutions for Substance Use and Recovery (CSSUR)


CCSUR Meeting Dates

Next meeting: On-going meetings will be held via WebEx and quarterly (January 21, April 15, July 15, October 21, 2021 and January 20, 2022) the third Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:30 pm

Community Solutions Substance Use and Recovery (CSSUR)

We are a collaborative group comprised of recovery supports and Substance Use Disorder service providers that span St. Louis County, Carlton County, and surrounding Tribal Nations.
A community where everyone has access to substance use recovery, health, and well-being.
To reduce harm, increase safety, and support recovery through community-based solutions for those impacted by substance use. 


  • Prevention & De-stigmatization: The COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE USE AND RECOVERY (CSSUR) is committed to prevent and intervene to de-stigmatize Substance Use by engaging in open conversation, education, training and community awareness campaigns/initiatives through a whole-person approach. 
  • Dismantle Discrimination: We acknowledge that Substance Use Disorder is a chronic health issue and work to change the beliefs, attitudes and systems that contribute to the unjust or prejudicial treatment of people with Substance Use Disorders. 
  • Increase Access/Reduce Barriers: We continually assess and address the multiple barriers (financial, physical environment, bias, discrimination, transportation, etc.) to recovery. Acknowledging the multi-faceted contributors inclusive of physical health and behavioral health. We work to develop sober housing resources and employment opportunities for people in recovery. 
  • Culturally Responsive: We respect and honor the languages, cultures and life experiences of the individuals we work with, have positive perspectives on culturally and linguistically diverse people, and practice cultural sensitivity. 
  • Person Centered: We honor the individuals we work with as dignified human beings that have the right to self-determination.  We facilitate the opportunity for meaningful choice in the services and resources available.  We engage individuals to lead the decision-making process and collaborate for desired outcomes. 
  • Supportive Recovery Community: COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE USE AND RECOVERY (CSSUR) supports long-term recovery through strengthening a sustainable recovery community (families, friends & service providers) with multiple pathways to recovery on the continuum from abstinence to harm reduction.

Committee Documents


for meeting and general community solutions for substance use and recovery (cssur) information, please contact:

Kyle Heyesen