Substance Use and Recovery (CSSUR)


Substance Use Disorder Collaborative Meeting Dates

On-going meetings will be  Quarterly (the third Thursday of the month), rotating North & South and will be hosted via WebEx during the COVID-19 pandemic 

October 15th  – 3:00PM – 4:30PM – Virginia, Public Works Training Center

January  21 –  3:00PM – 4:30PM – Duluth, GSC, Lake Superior Room 2nd floor

April 15 – 3:00PM – 4:30PM – Virginia, Public Works Training Center

July 15  – 3:00PM – 4:30PM – Duluth, GSC, Lake Superior Room 2nd floor


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

 TitleModified DateDownload
04-03-2019 SUD Collaborative Notes
Notes from the April 3, 2019 SUD meeting
07-16-2020-CSSUR Notes
07-18-2019 SUD Collaborative Agenda
Agenda for the July 18th SUD Collaborative meeting
OARS SUD Jan 2020
Substance Use Disorder Collaborative - Ideal State
Substance Use Disorder Collaborative members


For meeting and general Substance Abuse Disorder Collaborative information, please contact:

Kyle Heyesen