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    Prescription drug misuse is a serious problem in Michigan. Drug overdose deaths are on the rise across the state. Two types of prescription drugs are the leading cause of misuse - painkillers (opioids) and tranquilizers (benzodiazepines). Opioids include both illegal drugs, such as heroin, and prescription pain medicine. Common opioids used to treat pain include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, methadone, and codeine. Synthetic opioids are contributing to the crisis, too. Synthetic opioids that are appearing across Michigan include fentanyl and carfentanil. These drugs are far more powerful and deadly than other opioids and are frequently mixed with heroin, often times without the user knowing. 


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Opioids in Michigan: The Facts

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    OPIOID EPIDEMIC BY THE NUMBERS

    2,729

    Deaths from Drug Overdoses

    in 2017 there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car accidents in Michigan.

    17x

    Increase in Overdose Deaths

    in Michigan from the span of 1999-2016, from 99 deaths to 1,699 deaths.

    11.4M

    Prescriptions for Painkillers

    were written in 2015, equaling about 115 opioid prescriptions per 100 people.

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    If you or a loved one are in need of opioid addiction treatment, we have resources to help. Click the button below to find more information on the Drug Abuse Hotline, list of treatment facilities and other resources.


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Information for Prescribers

  • Information for Prescribers

    The State of Michigan and the federal government are acting to reduce improper prescribing of prescription drugs. Information on prescribing guidelines and updated monitoring systems are provided as a resource from the State of Michigan.


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Information for Pharmacists

  • Information for Pharmacists

    The State of Michigan and the federal government are acting to reduce misuse of prescription drugs. Get the facts on updated prescription drug monitoring programs and the naloxone standing order. 


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MICHIGAN PROGRAMS

  • Michigan Programs

    Learn more about the programs that the State of Michigan has created to address the opioid epidemic including MSP's Angel Program, the Prescription Drug and Opioid Commission and more.


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News, Events & Legislation

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    Find out the latest news, events and legislation surrounding the Opioid crisis.


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  • National Substance Abuse Hotline

    NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE HOTLINE

    If you or someone you know needs help with substance abuse, please call the SAMHSA Abuse Hotline.


    1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    The state of Michigan has multiple initiatives to combat
    the Opioid crisis. Our resources are available to you.

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