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Opioid Crisis Information

Nationally it is recognized that EMS is in an unique position to team up with healthcare providers in response to the opioid crisis.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Bureau of Emergency Preparedness, EMS, and Systems of Care have teamed up to capatalize on the opportunity to provide this life-saving treatment and education to overdose patients, with the ultimate goal of reducing overdose deaths in Michigan.

The Naloxone Leave Behind program is intended to expand access to naloxone to save the lives of people suffering from opioid use disorder, which is recognized as a chronic medical condition.


Opioid Overdose Definition  1.2022

Michigan Opioid Data and Statistics (MODA Dashboard)  8.2022

Engaging In Harm Reduction Strategies-Naloxone Brief  10.2021


Section 7-26:  Naloxone Leave Behind Procedures

Section 9-6a:  Naloxone Kit Contents & Distribution 

EMS Naloxone Request Form (fillable)  8.2022

Overdose/Nasal Narcan Administration Guide  5.2023


Naloxone Leave Behind Webinar  1.2022

Naloxone Webinar (via MI-TRAIN)  9.2021


Stigma Associated With Opioid Use

"End The Stigma" Campaign


Fentanyl: The Real Deal Video

Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for EMS Providers

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Press Release - Drug Threat is Unprecedented