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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.

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.

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

Medication Take Back Event Guide

Our free, downloadable guide outline each step of the Medication Take Back Event planning process from start to finish, along with a timeline and sample budget