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Michigan's Crisis Response

  • Michigan Programs to combat the opioid crisis

    Governor Whitmer has called the opioid epidemic “the greatest health crisis of our lifetimes” and set a goal to cut opioid overdose deaths by half in the next five years. Learn more about the state’s all-hands-on-deck response.

State Programs

Michigan's Opioids Task Force


    Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-18 in August 2019 to create the Michigan Opioids Task Force, bringing together departments from across state government to fight the opioid crisis. The Task Force is catalyzing action to prevent opioid misuse, increase access to treatment, and reduce the harm caused by substance use.

    2020 Annual Report

Opioids Strategy

2021 MDHHS Opioids Strategy

  • Fighting the opioid epidemic is a critical priority for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).  MDHHS is focused on fighting the opioid epidemic by promoting prevention, treatment, and recovery.

    Opioids Strategy

Michigan's Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans


  • Michigan’s opioid crisis response focuses on prevention, treatment, and harm reduction. A summary of specific programs supported is available here, as well as additional information on ongoing programs here

    Many programs are implemented by region through the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans, regional organizations that manage behavioral health treatment in Medicaid.

    Treatment providers, hospitals, community organizations, law enforcement agencies and others interested in participating in programs to address the opioids crisis are encouraged to contact the regional PIHP using the contact information below. Inquiries about statewide strategy can be directed to MDHHS-OpioidsTaskForce@michigan.gov.

    Contact Info

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  • National Substance Abuse Hotline


    If you or someone you know needs help with opioid use disorder, call the SAMSHA National Hotline, a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year, treatment referral 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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