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External Resources

A wealth of information and resources is available to help medical professionals and the public stay current on the opioid epidemic. Here you’ll find links to websites and articles from national organizations, government agencies, and medical establishments.

Thump! Ouch! Marcus Gets Hurt

Read Thump! Ouch! Marcus Gets Hurt to help your child feel comfortable managing their pain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.