Opioid Response

Richland County Health Department is the recipient of the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant, funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS),  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), administered through the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services.

These grant funds support a variety of efforts with the goal of reducing the impact of opioid and stimulant use in Richland County.

Our efforts focus on:

  • Safe Disposal of Medications
  • Narcan training and distribution
  • Resources for treatment and recovery
  • Telehealth services for incarcerated individuals
  • Transportation services
  • Safe medication education to K-12 students

Safe Disposal of Medications:

Take back locations in Richland County are located at:

  • Richland County Law Enforcement Center
  • Richland County Police Department
  • Wahpeton Drug
  • Thrifty White Drug (Wahpeton)
  • Corner Drug
  • Hankinson Drug
  • Julie’s Pharmacy (Lidgerwood)

*Other locations can be found here: https://attorneygeneral.nd.gov/public-safety/take-back-program/take-back-program-locations


Richland County Health Department provides training on overdose recognition and Narcan administration to individuals or organizations at no cost. 

Narcan Information

Narcan nasal spray is available at no cost at Richland County Health Department.  You may also ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider about where to obtain Narcan.

Contact Us!
For more information on
Opioid Response please reach out today at our Contact Us page!














Recovery Resources:​

Medication Assisted Treatment

Family Healthcare- 301 Northern Pacific Ave, Fargo, ND 58103.  (701) 271-3344

Community Medical Services – 901 28th St. S., Suite C,  Fargo, ND 58103.  (701) 404-1100


Life Transformations- 227 6th St. N, Breckenridge, MN 56520. (701) 640-8915

Hope Unit- 2400 St. Francis Dr. Breckenridge, MN 56520. (218) 643-3000

South East Human Service Center- 2624 9th Ave S., Fargo, ND 58103. (701) 298-4500

First Step Recovery- 2701 12th Ave S., Fargo, ND 58103. (701) 451-4900

Prairie St. John’s- 510 4th St. S., Fargo, ND 58103. (701) 476-7200

Sharehouse Fargo- 505 40th St. S. Suite B., Fargo, ND 58103. (877) 294-6561

Centre, Inc.- 3501 Westrac Dr., Fargo, ND 58103. (701) 365-4199 (Female) (701)237-9340 (Male)

Soul Solutions Recovery Center- 1801 38th St. S. Fargo, ND 58103. (701) 356-7772

Other Resources:

Gladys Ray Shelter- 222 4th St. N., Fargo, ND 58103. (701) 476-4145
-Homeless Shelter
-Management Unit (Detox)

Harm Reduction Center- 510 5th St. N., Fargo, ND 58102. (701) 298-6982
-Syringe Service Program


Narcotic Anonymous


Telehealth services for treatment and recovery related to opioid use disorder or stimulant use disorder may be available to those who are incarcerated in Richland County Jail. 


Transportation services may be available to individuals based on certain qualifications.

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