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

Prescription Opioid Use a Concern for Adolescent Surgery Patients

Nearly 5 percent of patients ages 13 to 21 who had common surgical procedures continued to receive opioid prescription refills three to six months after surgery, according to new data presented by Michigan OPEN research fellow Calista Harbaugh at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition and published in Pediatrics. This is the…

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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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