Opiate Response

Grand Forks is one of nine communities to receive the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant from the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division. This $180,000 grant is devoted to prevention (20% of grant funds) and treatment (80% of grant funds) of grant funds. Grand Forks Public Health is using these funds to prevent opioid overdose and deaths, build sustainable infrastructure for long-term recovery, and partner with existing efforts for primary prevention. These efforts are one component of the Mayor’s Call to Action

Our efforts focus on:

 Prevention  Treatment
Empowering the Individual Building infrastructure 
Protecting the community  Eliminating barriers
Enabling recovery Promoting wellness 



Grand Forks Public Health is able to provide training on overdose recognition and naloxone administration to organizations at no cost. Priority for naloxone training is given to organizations that serve populations that are at high risk for opioid overdose.

Individuals can obtain naloxone training online for free (click here). 

Naloxone is available by pharmacist prescription at select Grand Forks pharmacies. A list of pharmacies with pharmacists that can prescribe naloxone is available (click here). Grant funded naloxone is available at no cost by pharmacist prescription at Inspire Pharmacy in Grand Forks.

Recovery Resources

Grand Forks Public Health has been collaborating with a variety of local providers to provide robust local treatment options.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder is now available in Grand Forks from:

Valley Community Health Centers

212 S 4th St Suite 301

Grand Forks, ND 58201

1 (701) 757-2100

Appointments available on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings

Ideal Option

3301 30th Ave Suite 102

Grand Forks, ND 58201

1 (877) 522-1275

Open Monday – Thursday, Same and next day appointments often available


Counseling is available from many Grand Forks providers:

The North Dakota Substance Use Disorder Voucher Program may be able to help you access treatment if you are unable due to insurance status or cost.

You can now fill out the application, submit it by email, and receive pre-approval for the voucher program before your first visit to a substance use disorder professional. 

Agassiz Associates

Accepts the SUD voucher and most insurance providers

2424 32nd Ave S Suite 202

Grand Forks, ND 58201

1 (701) 746-6336

Drake Counseling

Accepts the SUD voucher and most insurance providers

311 4th St S Suite 106

Grand Forks, ND 58201

1 (701) 757-3200

Northeast Human Service Center

Accepts the SUD voucher and most insurance providers

151 S 4th St Suite 401

Grand Forks, ND 58201

1 (701) 795-3000

24 hour Crisis Line: 1 (800) 845-3731

Walk-in assessments available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:15 am – 10:30 am

Peer Support

Peer support options include:


Grand Forks outreach location:

311 N 4th St S Suite 111

Grand Forks, ND 58201

Face It TOGETHER offers recovery coaching for clients and their families. Recovery coaching at the Grand Forks location is provided at no cost to the individual.

Narcotics Anonymous

Grand Forks meetings can be found on the NA website

Faith-Based Recovery Groups

Freedom Church

Celebrate Recovery

Hope Church

Celebrate Recovery


Fighting back against the opioid epidemic.

Grants help law enforcement agencies equip officers with Narcan.

UND Police, Grand Forks Police adding Narcan to curb opioid overdoses.

UND student pushes for better access to overdose antidote. 

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