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Strengthening the Heartland’s newly launched YouTube page provides valuable information on opioid misuse.

Strengthening the Heartland Launches YouTube Page

Enough opioids were prescribed in 2017 to medicate every adult in South Dakota round the clock for 15 days straight. Strengthening the Heartland (STH) is working to provide education and information surrounding safe opioid use as well as risks of misuse. The new STH YouTube channel will provide education videos covering valuable topics relating to opioid misuse and addiction.

Enough opioids were prescribed in 2017 to medicate every adult in South Dakota round the clock for 15 days straight. Strengthening the Heartland (STH) is working to provide education and information surrounding safe opioid use as well as risks of misuse. The new STH YouTube channel will provide education videos covering valuable topics relating to opioid misuse and addiction.

Videos cover topics including the basics of opioids, how addiction affects the family, and protective factors for children and teens to prevent opioid misuse.

To subscribe to the channel and view the videos, visit the channel here.

STH YouTube Channel


Strengthening the Heartland (STH) developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty from South Dakota State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension. With generous grant support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, STH is dedicated to providing services that prevent opioid misuse in rural communities across the Dakotas.