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We offer evidence-based best practices and the latest research in an effort to support healthcare professionals and change the trajectory of the opioid epidemic. On this site, you’ll find up-to-date resources for:

Our Evidence

Our team conducts research on numerous aspects of opioid prescribing and pain management. Take a look at our published research.

Our Evidence

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Training

This free 1.75-hour CME course will explain and illustrate the fundamentals of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and successfully and safely prescribe MOUD.

Hepatitis C Virus – Part 3: Post Treatment

This free, 45-minute CME course will discuss post treatment Hepatitis C monitoring. 

Hepatitis C Virus – Part 2: HCV Treatment

This free, 1 hour CME course will review treatment options and monitoring for Hepatitis C. 

Hepatitis C Virus – Part 1: Epidemiology and Screening

This free, 30-minute CME course will discuss the epidemiology and screening around Hepatitis C. 

Novel Psychoactive Substance of 2023

This free, 1 hour CME course will discuss an overview of Novel Psychoactive Substances.

Alcohol Use Disorders: Epidemiology and Clinical Best Practices

This free, 1 hour CME course will discuss Alcohol Use Disorder including best practices for screening and brief interventions in clinical or community health settings.

Kratom, Aggression and Psychosis

This free, 1 hour CME course will discuss what Kratom is and why people use it, diagnosis, and treatment for Kratom use. 

PrEP Part 2: PrEP is EZ

This free, 45-minute CME course will discuss HIV PrEP.

Post X-Waiver: Improving Buprenorphine Access at the Community Pharmacy

This free, 1 hour CME course will discuss general prescribing practices, barriers encountered by patients and pharmacists, and strategies to overcoming these barriers when dispensing buprenorphine prescriptions.

SUD/MOUD in Our Communities, Break the Stigma to Break the Cycle

This free, 1 hour CME course will discuss the stigmas associated with SUD and OUD within Michigan communities and steps we can take to mitigate the effects. 

Buprenorphine for Pain in the Setting of Terminal Disease

This free, 45-minute CME course will review buprenorphine and guidance for how to use this medication to manage chronic and malignant pain.

Taking a Sexual History: Learning to Start PreP

This free, 15-minute CME course will review the importance of PrEP. 

Xylazine: What We Know, What We Don’t and What We Can Do Now

This free, 1-hour CME course will discuss the fundamentals of Xylazine.

Substance Use and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders

This free, 1-hour CME course will discuss different types of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders and best practices for management.

Great MOMs: Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

This free, 1-hour CME course will discuss the background of GREAT MOMs and treating pregnant people with OUD.

Substance Use During Adolescence: An Overview of Trends, Risk Factors and Consequences

This free, 1 hour CME course will discuss the trends, risk factors and findings of substance use during adolescence.

Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Treatment in a Post-Pandemic World

This free, 1-hour CME course will discuss telehealth for SUD treatment, post COVID-19 pandemic.

A Modern Understanding of the Addicted Brain

This free, 1-hour CME course outlines the basics the human brain works and how substance use alters normal brain function.

Enhancing Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

This free, 1-hour CME course will discuss barriers to accessing MOUD and low-barriers practices that can enhance access to MOUD treatment.

Stigma & Substance Use Disorders

This free, 1-hour CME course will discuss stigma and how this impacts substance use disorder.

Educational Webinars YouTube Playlist

Missed a webinar or want to go back and rewatch one? Visit our YouTube playlist to find our past webinars.

Fentanyl Test Strips Step-by-Step Instructions

Learn how to use fentanyl test strips to reduce risk of an overdose.

Fentanyl Test Strip Pocket Guide

Learn how to use fentanyl test strips to reduce risk of an overdose.

Managing Pain After Childbirth Toolkit

A practical guide for clinicians to learn more about implementing the COMFORT (Creating Optimal Pain Management for Tailoring Interventions after Childbirth) Clinical Practice Guideline.

Opioid Use in Michigan (2019): A Review of County-Level Opioid and Poverty-Related Data

Utilize our new Landscape Map and accompanying whitepaper to help reduce the impact of the opioid crisis.

Managing Pain After Childbirth

Learn ways to manage pain after childbirth such as: over-the-counter medications, non-medication strategies, and opioids, if prescribed.

Adult Surgery Pain Management Guide for Patients

Learn how to prepare for surgery and to help manage pain after surgery.

Adult Surgery Pain Management Guide for Healthcare Providers

As a healthcare provider, learn evidence-based approaches to help manage your patient’s pain after surgery.

Stigma Reduction Impact Report

Learn about OPEN’s impact with Stigma Reduction.

Dental Prescribing: Summary of Best Practices

Stay up to date with OPEN’s summary of best practices for prescribing after dental surgery.

Take A.C.T.I.O.N. Naloxone Training

Take our Naloxone Training and learn how to take A.C.T.I.O.N to reverse an overdose.

Take Back Event Google Folder

Utilize our Take Back Event resources to run a successful event.

Managing Pain After Dental Surgery

Learn ways to manage pain after dental surgery such as: over-the-counter medications, non-medication strategies, and opioids, if prescribed.

Managing Pain After Surgery (Adults)

Learn ways to manage pain after surgery such as: over-the-counter medications, non-medication strategies, and opioids, if prescribed.

Non-Medication Pain Management

Learn how to help manage or reduce your pain and anxiety through various techniques. 

Pediatrics Non-Medication Pain Management

Learn how to help manage your child’s pain and anxiety after surgery.

Medication Safe Storage & Disposal

Learn how to safely store and dispose of medications.

Learn the Facts: Naloxone

Learn about naloxone and how to safely administer it.

4 Evidence-based Reasons To Improve Opioid Prescribing Practices After Surgery

Explore 4 evidence-based reasons to improve opioid prescribing practices after surgery.

4 Evidence-based Reasons To Improve Opioid Prescribing Practices After Dental Surgery

Explore 4 evidence-based reasons to improve opioid prescribing practices after dental surgery.

Sharps and Liquids Safe Disposal

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

Pediatric Best Practices Card

Easily share best practices for managing a child’s pain after surgery.

Transitional Pain Service Financial Tool

Explore our free financial tool to tailor insights to your organization on the potential costs and benefits of starting a transitional pain service.

Safe Storage & Disposal Impact Report

Learn about OPEN’s impact in safe storage and disposal.

Acute Care Pain Management – Adult Impact Report

Learn about OPEN’s impact with acute care pain management.

Naloxone Distribution Impact Report

Learn about OPEN’s impact with naloxone distribution.

SUD Care Coordination Impact Report

Learn more about OPEN’s impact with SUD Care Coordination.

Opioid Prescribing Recommendations Impact Report

Learn about OPEN’s impact with our opioid prescribing recommendations.

Acute Care Pain Management – Pediatrics Impact Report

Learn about OPEN’s impact in pediatrics.

Painless: The Opioid Musical Impact Report

Learn about the impact that Painless: The Opioid Musical has had in our communities.

Managing Addiction Stigma in Treating Pain and OUD

This video details ways to manage addiction stigma while treating pain and OUD.

Ending Addiction Stigma

This video will explain the importance of ending addiction stigma and fully supporting OUD patients.

Naloxone County Access

Find free Naloxone near you in Michigan.

Painless: The Opioid Musical Lyrics Sheet

Use these lyrics to follow along with Painless and reference them for discussion about the stories that are told in the musical.

Painless: The Opioid Musical Toolkit

Equip educators with everything they need to effectively bring Painless: The Opioid Musical to life.

Pain and Opioid Data Collection

Explore OPEN’s process to create and evaluate opioid prescribing recommendations.

 

 

Recovery Roundtable Discussion

Learn from people in recovery about SUD and OUD.

Law Enforcement Officers Roundtable Discussion

Learn from Law Enforcement Officers as they discuss SUD and OUD.

Intranasal Naloxone for First Responders Instructional Video

Teach first responders how to use intranasal naloxone.

First Responder Overdose Response – Take ACTION

Equip first responders on how to handle an opioid overdose with naloxone.

Levels of Evidence

Explore the five Levels of evidence to use while making educated determinations about prescribing and care.

Perioperative Pain Management and Care Coordination for Surgeons CE Course

This free, 3-hour CE course will empower surgical providers to directly impact the opioid epidemic by learning best-practice care strategies.

Perioperative Pain Management and Care Coordination for Primary Care Providers CE Course

This free, 3-hour CE course will empower primary care providers to directly impact the opioid epidemic by learning best-practice care strategies.

 

Pain Management in Dentistry CE Course

This free, 3-hour CE course will empower dental providers to directly impact the opioid epidemic by learning best-practice care strategies.

Pediatric Planning For Surgery and Pain Management Worksheet

Use and share this worksheet with your child’s care team to help prepare and manage pain after your child’s surgery.

Current Michigan Opioid Policies

Explore the current policies related to opioids in Michigan.

Opioid Prescribing for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Check out this one-minute video about non-opioid pain management options for children and teens after wisdom teeth removal. Video captions are in Arabic.

Permanent Disposal Guide

Learn how to implement a permanent medication disposal box program in your community.

Words Matter Video – Shatterproof

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

Addiction Language Guide – Shatterproof

Comprehensive addiction language guide to reduce use of stigmatizing language.

 

Substance Use Disorder Screening and Care Coordination Toolkit

Use these customizable email templates to communicate best care practices for patients with positive TAPS screening category.

 

 

Medication Disposal

Learn how to facilitate discussion on safe disposal of unused opioids with your healthcare provider.

Acetaminophen and NSAIDs Reference Sheet – Surgery

Learn more about prescribing acetaminophen and NSAIDs for pain management after surgery.

Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC)

Intended to improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose.

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

This free, 16-hour CE course will empower non-prescribing providers to directly impact 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.

Michigan Opioid Collaborative – Addressing OUD Stigma Presentation

Emily McCall and Tim Shewcraft from the Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC) share information about stigma and MOC’s resources for MOUD providers. Tim, a peer recovery coach, shares his personal experience with stigma and the impacts that provider stigma can have on a patient’s OUD treatment.

Emergency Department Naloxone Implementation Guide

Learn how to facilitate and implement unique and tailored naloxone distribution programs in your Emergency Department.

How Do You Treat Pain? (For Teens)

A one-page flyer created by the Pediatric Trauma Group at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital focused on non-medication options for teens.

Non-Drug Options for Pain Management and Comfort in Children

A document created by Michigan Medicine Child Life providing greater detail on non-medication strategies.

Medication Tracking Log

Help keep track of the use of medications your child is taking after surgery.

 

Michigan Opioid Laws

Learn about the current opioid prescribing laws in Michigan.

Medication Take Back Event Guide

Learn how to successfully host a Medication Take Back Event in your community.

COVID’s Impact on the Opioid Crisis

This video will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the opioid crisis.

COVID’s Impact on the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

This video will discuss the impact COVID-19 had on the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.