Latest - May 11, 2023
OPEN Hits Milestone for 5,000 Naloxone Kits Distributed since 2020OPEN and Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC) are excited to have reached over 5,000 naloxone kits distributed to at-risk patients this spring. Through our Emergency Department Naloxone Distribution Program, we aim to provide patients most vulnerable to future overdose this life-saving overdose reversal medication to take home with them. “Naloxone is the most effective […]
Oct 21, 2021
MOUD Training Held for 77 ED ProvidersThe Michigan OPEN/MEDIC team hosted a virtual, 3-hour Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) training for 77 Emergency Medicine providers on October 14, 2021. The course was instructed by Drs. Nick Rademacher, Andy King, and Brad Riley. To learn more about our MEDIC project, visit our website.
Oct 18, 2021
Dispose of old/expired medication THIS Saturday, 10/23/21.Walk or drive-up and dispose of your medication for free, no questions asked. Visit our online map to find a site near you.
Oct 13, 2021
Transitions of Care Pilot Poster PresentationWe are excited to tune this Thursday, October 14, as two of our teammates present their poster on a Transitions of Care project. The project is comprehensive transitions of care pathway for patients undergoing surgery can help mitigate the financial and human cost of uncoordinated care with respect to opioid pain management. This poster was […]
Sep 8, 2021
Opioid lawsuit payout plans overlook a vital need – The ConversationCheck out this article from one of our Principal Investigators, Dr. Mark Bicket, MD, PhD. Published on the digital journal The Conversation’s website, it focuses on addressing resource gaps for patients with acute and chronic pain. Opioid lawsuit payout plans overlook a vital need: Pain management care and research focused on smarter use of addictive drugs.
Aug 26, 2021
6800 Naloxone Kits Assembled to DateThe MEDIC team has assembled 6800 naloxone kits to date and shipped 4337 kits to 21 emergency departments throughout Michigan.
Aug 23, 2021
A Summer of Stigma, Non-Opioid Pain Management and more! Read our summer newsletter now.The Summer: 2021 edition is now available to view online. Click the button to access.
Aug 19, 2021
Summer of Stigma SeriesThis summer, Michigan OPEN partnered with Shatterproof to address stigma surrounding addiction. For the ‘Summer of Stigma’ series, both teams planned three events, focused on raising awareness and providing solutions to ending the impacts of stigma those with substance-use disorder. The first event was held on June 10: the Stigma of Addiction Summit. This half-day, virtual, action-oriented […]
Aug 11, 2021
Collective Healing Through Art: Call for ArtistsIn partnership with Vital Strategies and DOWNRIVER COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is hosting the Collective Healing through Art: 2021 Overdose Awareness Day Exhibition to broaden awareness of the drug overdose crisis. The Overdose Awareness Day Exhibition will feature art from individuals impacted by the drug overdose crisis and will run from Aug. 31 […]
Aug 5, 2021
‘Just Five’ minutes, to learn about addictionAddiction is an urgent public health crisis. The shame, stigma, and misinformation surrounding this illness are directly fueling the problem. Take just five minutes to learn about addiction.
Aug 3, 2021
Talking Stigma and Treatment Barriers with ShatterproofStigma is a big driver of our modern addiction crisis, and it has several faces. “Most people know about public stigma, which is defined as society’s negative attitudes towards a group of people. But less well-known is the concept of structural stigma. This refers to the role stigma plays in a person’s ability to seek […]
Jun 24, 2021
After years of improvement, opioid overdose deaths increase during the pandemic – Detroit WXYZ-TVDr. Chad Brummett, one of our co-directors, recently spoke to Detroit’s WXYZ-TV Station, Channel 7 News about the opioid crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. “The rise in deaths is blamed on isolation, economic uncertainty, and a pause in easy access to health care. The pandemic hurt many aspects of normal life. And it also brought […]
Jun 11, 2021