Patient & Community Education

Stopping the opioid epidemic starts with educating our communities.

Share Michigan OPEN’s brochures and posters with your patients and fellow providers.

Brochures

Surgery – Learn the Facts: Opioids and Pain Management

Ask questions and know the facts before using opioids for your pain.

  • What is an opioid?
  • Understanding the risks of using opioids
  • Understanding pain after surgery
  • Using opioids safely
  • Safe storage & disposal of opioids

*Also available in Spanish and Arabic.

Dental – Learn the Facts: Opioids and Pain Management

Ask questions and know the facts before using opioids for your pain.

  • What is an opioid?
  • Understanding the risks of using opioids
  • Understanding pain after a dental procedure
  • Using opioids safely
  • Safe storage & disposal of opioids

*Also available in Spanish and Arabic.

Learn the Facts: Naloxone

Learn about what naloxone is and how to safely administer it.

  • What is naloxone?
  • What is it used for?
  • Instructions for administering Narcan® intranasal spray
  • Harm reduction methods

Also available in Spanish and Arabic.

*Not available for customization

Managing Pain After Dental Care

  • Discussing pain management with your dentist
  • Understanding acute dental pain
  • Instructions for use of over-the-counter-pain medications
  • Non-drug options for pain management

Spanish and Arabic coming soon


Stock cards

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

*Also available in Spanish and Arabic.

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Learn two non-medication strategies for managing pain and anxiety:

  • Mindful breathing
  • Positive daily reflection

*Also available in Spanish and Arabic.


Posters

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.

*Also available in Spanish in Arabic.

*Only available for organizations in Michigan

Medication Disposal

This poster will help facilitate discussion with patients about developing a medication disposal plan, helping eliminate the risk of these medications being diverted back into the community or contaminating waterways.

Also available in Spanish and Arabic.

Customized materials with your organization’s logo are available by request, free of charge. Materials will be sent as a PDF for you to print using your preferred method.

Please complete the request form below, and a member of the Michigan OPEN team will be in contact with you to confirm your request.

Customization Request Form

Customization Request Form

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