Welcome to Michigan OPEN

Michigan OPEN aims to ensure appropriate acute pain care, while protecting patients and communities. Addressing opioid prescribing during the acute care period among opioid-naïve patients has the greatest potential to reduce the number of chronic opioid users and minimize unintended distribution of prescription opioids into communities.

Michigan-OPEN aims to:

  • Reduce excess acute care opioid prescribing
  • Eliminate new persistent opioid use among postoperative and acute care patients
  • Reduce unintended opioid distribution into our local communities that leads to nonmedical use and abuse
  • Improve disposal practices to minimize the amount of unused opioids in our communities

To accomplish these aims, we are:

  • Educating
  • Intervening
  • Creating guidelines
  • Encouraging and increasing safe disposal opportunities