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 sponsors “Navigating the New and Improved MAPS”

On July 18, Michigan OPEN was pleased to host Dr. Rebecca Haffajee, Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Kim Gaedeke, Director of the Bureau of Professional Licensing at the Michigan Department of Licensing Affairs, for a discussion on Michigan’s new prescription drug monitoring program, the Michigan Automated…

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