Opioid Preventative Strategy

Michigan OPEN was founded to develop a preventative approach to the opioid epidemic in the state of Michigan through a focus on acute care prescribing (surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, and trauma). Addressing opioid prescribing during the acute care period among those patients not using opioids has the greatest potential to reduce the number of new chronic opioid users and minimize unintended distribution of prescription opioids into communities.

Existing public health measures currently focus on palliative strategies that target chronic opioid use. A strategy that focuses on the prevention of opioid dependence requires targeting opioid-naïve patients prior to opioid dependence.

MOPEN Preventative Strategy

How We Make an Impact

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Interventions

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Guidelines

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Safe Disposal

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Surgery

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Dentistry

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Emergency Medicine

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Primary Acute Pain

Michigan OPEN Videos

Learn more about Michigan OPEN’s preventative approach to fighting the opioid epidemic in Michigan by watching these short videos.

Organize an Opioid Take-Back Event

Learn how you can host an event to help your community safely dispose of opioids

Organize an Opioid Take-Back Event

Learn how you can host an event to help your community safely dispose of opioids

Updates from Michigan OPEN

Dr. Brummett Awarded the 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award

Michigan OPEN Co-Director, Dr. Chad Brummett, was presented with the 2017 James E. Cottrell Presidential Scholar Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists on October 23rd. The award was in recognition of his outstanding career as a leading academic physician anesthesiologist, whose research in pain medicine has significantly contributed to the field of anesthesiology. Congratulations, Dr. Brummett!…

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For 1 in 10 Cancer Patients, Surgery Means Opioid Dependence

More than 10 percent of people who had never taken opioids prior to curative-intent surgery for cancer continued to take the drugs three to six months later, according to a new Michigan OPEN study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The risk is even greater for those who are treated with chemotherapy after surgery.…

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Statewide drug takeback event nets 900 pounds of opioids & more

Michiganders from eight communities had a chance to drop unneeded medications off for free on September 30, as part of the largest drug takeback event ever spearheaded by the Michigan-OPEN initiative based at IHPI. The event, which included partners from healthcare and law enforcement in Ann Arbor, Commerce, Escanaba, Jackson, Livonia, Pontiac, Saginaw, and Traverse…

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