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Michigan OPEN

Open for Community Workers

You’re on the frontlines, helping to manage the complex issues associated with chronic opioid use and dependency. We’re working to change the way opioids are dispensed and used by offering evidenced-based alternatives for healthcare providers and patients, while also trying to affect legislation to combat the epidemic. Here you can find resources, like:
See the latest information for community workers:

Permanent Disposal Guide

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.

Words Matter Video

Changing our language improves outcomes for those struggling with addiction. Watch this brief video to learn more.

Addiction Language Guide

Comprehensive addiction language guide to reduce use of stigmatizing language.

Sharps and Liquids Disposal

Unsure of the best way to dispose of your needles, lancets, or liquid opioids? Check out our handy stock-card with tips and resources.

Medication Disposal

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.

Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers

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.

How to Perform Rescue Breathing – Take ACTION Overdose Training

Learning to perform rescue breathing on someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.

Intranasal Naloxone for Laypeople – Take ACTION Training

Learn to use intranasal naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose.

Naloxone Community Layperson Training – Take ACTION Training

Naloxone training for community laypeople.

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Referral Resources

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.

Michigan Opioid Laws

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

Safe Storage & Disposal of Opioids

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