Substance Use Disorder Collaborative


Substance Use Disorder Collaborative Meeting Dates

Typically Meets Quarterly (first Thursday of the month), rotating North & South

January 3rd, 2018 – 10:00 AM – NOON – Virginia, Public Works Training Center

April 3rd, 2018 –  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Duluth, GSC, Lake Superior Room 2nd floor

July 18th, 2019 – 10:00 AM – NOON – Virginia, Public Works Training Center

October 3rd, 2019 – 10:00 AM – NOON – Duluth, GSC, Lake Superior Room 2nd floor

Substance Use Disorder Collaborative

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.

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Collaborative is a coordinated, timely, culturally responsive, and person centered system of care that offers choice and direct access to recovery.

The SUD Collaborative provides services and supports to people with Substance Use Disorder, reduces the number of substance use related deaths and increases the number of people in our recovery community.

Prevention & De-stigmatization: The Substance Use Disorder Collaborative is committed to prevent and intervene to de-stigmatize SUD 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 disease and work to change the beliefs, attitudes and systems that contribute to the unjust or prejudicial treatment of people with Substance Use Disorders. 

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, behavioral health and criminogenic factors.

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: Substance Use Disorder Collaborative supports long-term recovery through strengthening a sustainable recovery community with multiple pathways to recovery on the continuum from abstinence to harm reduction.
  • Housing & Employment: SUD Collaborative works to develop sober housing resources and employment opportunities for people in recovery.

Committee Documents

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


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

Kyle Heyesen