State launches new website to help combat the opioid epidemic
Michigan.gov/opioids brings together all opioid-related information into one location, connecting Michiganders to life-saving information sooner.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
LANSING, Mich. – To make it easier to find information, resources and help to stop opioid-related deaths in our state, the State of Michigan has launched a new website for Michiganders, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced.
“Trying to find helpful information and resources about the opioid addiction epidemic should not be difficult,” Calley said. “The State of Michigan is committed to using every available resource to combat this epidemic and that is why we launched this new website today, making it easy to navigate, find help and get information faster.”
The new website, www.michigan.gov/opioids, brings together information from all state departments involved in combatting this epidemic. To make it easy for Michiganders to find resources in their area, the site includes interactive maps showing where licensed treatment centers and takeback locations are found in their area. It also contains all State of Michigan resources needed for prescribers, pharmacists, victims of drug addiction and their families and all Michiganders to help play a part in ending the opioid crisis in Michigan.
From the Michigan State Police’s Angel program that allows victims of addiction to walk into any MSP post and get help without fear of being criminally charged to DEQ’s drug takeback information that helps Michiganders dispose of unneeded medication before it gets into the wrong hands, Michigan.gov/opioids uses every available tool to combat the opioid epidemic that has claimed the lives of more than 6,000 Michiganders in the last four years.
The new site also features:
- Michigan-specific opioid-related facts;
- Real-time information on prescription data and analytics of controlled substances for prescribers and pharmacists;
- Resources and information to find and get help;
- Information on opioid-related legislation; and
- Tools and resources to help grow awareness on the effects of opioids in Michigan.
Calley added the widespread epidemic touches many parts of state government and providing a better service to Michiganders to join in this fight against opioid addition begins with this website and the multi-agency collaboration.
For more information on the addiction epidemic in Michigan or to find help, visit Michigan.gov/opioids or call the national hotline 1-800-622-HELP.