Open Community Workers
Permanent medication disposal boxes provide a safe and effective method for disposing of opioids and other medications to prevent misuse or diversion. This guide provides instructions on how to implement a disposal box, including financing, governance, education, and evaluation.
Changing our language improves outcomes for those struggling with addiction. Watch this brief video to learn more.
Comprehensive addiction language guide to reduce use of stigmatizing language.
Unsure of the best way to dispose of your needles, lancets, or liquid opioids? Check out our handy stock-card with tips and resources.
This poster, when placed in exam rooms, will facilitate discussion on the safe disposal of unused opioids. Additionally, two QR codes link to OPEN’s patient education brochure and map of permanent disposal locations.
This free course will empower non-prescribing providers and other learners in directly impacting the opioid epidemic through increased knowledge and tools to transform practice and policies.
Learning to perform rescue breathing on someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.
Learn to use intranasal naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.
Naloxone training for community laypeople.
This one-page guide provides information on where to find ‘Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Referral Resources’ in the following Michigan counties: Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Kent, Washtenaw and Wayne.
This poster, placed in your waiting or exam rooms, helps patients understand the requirements and limitations, mandated by Michigan law, when writing for prescription opioids.
Only available for organizations in Michigan
Learn how to safely store and dispose of your opioids, including:
- How to use Michigan OPEN’s Take Back Map to find an authorized disposal location in your community