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

Michigan OPEN Research Featured in NY Times

 -Michigan OPEN Co-Director Chad Brummett, MD. In the midst of the Opioid Epidemic, much fueled by the over prescribing of painkillers after surgery, surgeons and researchers are searching for evidence-based guidelines regarding optimal prescription sizes after surgery. Michigan OPEN, with collaborators MSQC released guidelines for opioid prescribing for various procedures back in Fall of 2017,…

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Opioid Commission Releases Acute Pain Prescribing Recommendations for Health Professionals

The Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission (PDOAC) has released prescribing recommendations for surgeons, emergency departments and dentists when treating acute pain. The recommendations were created in partnership with Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) and University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center. “The recommendations are intended to provide alternatives to opioids and controlled substances for the treatment of acute pain,” said Judge Linda Davis,…

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Michigan OPEN Opioid Prescribing Guidelines featured as one of several resources all combatting the opioid epidemic at Michigan Medicine

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose—almost five every hour—and the numbers are increasing, A wide range of U-M researchers are working to tackle the root causes of, and potential solutions for, this national crisis. One of these solutions, Opioid Prescribing Recommendations for Surgery,…

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