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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:

Current Michigan Opioid Policies

Current state policies related to opioids enacted by the Michigan Legislature, including prescribing limits, guidance on naloxone, and the non-opioid directive.

Permanent Disposal Guide

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 Safe Disposal

Learn how to safely dispose of needles, lancets, and liquid medications.

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.

Medication Tracking Log

This log will help you keep track of which medication you’ve given your child, including the time they’ve received it and the dose.