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Opioids, Substance Use, and Addiction Subcabinet

Active dates:2022 -

The purpose of the subcabinet is to: identify challenges that exist within state government that create silos around addiction, treatment, and recovery and that limit access to treatment options or addiction-related services; identify opportunities that exist within state government that support access to treatment options or addiction-related services; identify barriers and gaps in service for Native Americans, African Americans, other communities of color, and other communities—including but not limited to the LGBTQ+ community—seeking treatment from opioid or substance use addiction and propose solutions; identify how the State can address addiction as a chronic disease, emphasizing that there are multiple ways to enter sobriety; and identify policies and strategies that address prevention efforts, including addressing underlying causes and public awareness and education around the dangers of issues including, but not limited to, opioid abuse, use of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, other substance use, excessive alcohol consumption, and addiction.


Detailed duties of the subcabinet are described in Executive Order 22-07, part 5.

The Governor's Advisory Council on Opioids, Substance Use, and Addiction was established in the same Executive Order and it's purpose is to advise the subcabinet in its duties.


The members of the subcabinet are the Commissioner, Executive Director, or Chair of the following agencies and council:

  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Corrections
  • Minnesota Management and Budget
  • Office of Higher Education
  • Interagency Council on Homelessness

The Governor’s Addiction and Recovery Director will serve as Chair of the subcabinet.

Record last updated: 04/08/2022

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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