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Michigan Programs to combat the opioid crisis

  • Michigan Programs to combat the opioid crisis

    The opioid crisis is widespread. It's affecting people of all ages, genders and races across the country. The State of Michigan is fighting this epidemic with a unified team. You can help by being aware of and sharing these resources and programs with friends and family. Together we can stop overdoses.

State Programs

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

  • MDHHS

    MDHHS is committed to building awareness of the growing opioid problem by running a statewide educational campaign and supporting local treatment services. Across Michigan there are treatment options, resources and support for MIchigan families affected by this crisis.


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Michigan State Police Angel Program

  • MSP Angel

    MSP's Angel Program allows an individual struggling with drug addiction to walk into a state police post during regular business hours and ask for assistance. If accepted into the program, an "Angel" volunteer will support the person during the process and provide transportation to a treatment facility.


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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Drug Take Back Program

  • DEQ

    DEQ educates and promotes proper drug disposal to the public and healthcare providers to protect human health and the environment. Learn more about drug disposal resources, residential take back locations, and educational materials.


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Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

  • LARA

    LARA administers the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS). MAPS is a software tool that provides prescribers and dispensers with real-time prescription data and analytics to help clinicians make informed decisions and additional resources to better assess a patient's risk for substance use disorder.


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Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission

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Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission

  • Commission

    The Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission -- made up of health professionals, law enforcement officers, substance abuse treatment providers, government officials and citizens -- advises state agencies and the governor's office on prevention, treatment and policy related to the opioid crisis. The PDOAC was operational for two years and completed its term on September 1, 2018.

     

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Opioids in Michigan: The Facts

Opioids in Michigan: The Facts

  • The Facts

    STATEWIDE OPIOID ASSESSMENT

    The statewide assessment identified trends to assist government agencies, lawmakers and local community leaders to tailor laws, target resources and design innovative programs to best address the opioid epidemic in Michigan.

    The assessment overlays three years, 2013-2015 of well documented cases of unintentional overdose deaths with five years, 2012-2017, of prescription records in the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS). In total ...
     

    7.5M+

    More than 7.5 Million Patients

    103.2M

    Receiving 103.2 million prescriptions over the last five years

    5,261

    Were linked to 5,261 overdose deaths

Annual Drug Utilization Reports

  • Drug Utilization Report

    MAPS Drug Utilization Reports offer data regarding controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in Michigan. In 2017, the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed decreased by 10.7 percent since 2015 while the overall number of schedules 2-5 controlled substance prescriptions dispensed decreased by 7.1 percent during that same timespan.

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Overdose Deaths Related to Pregnant Women and New Mothers

  • Overdose Deaths Related to Pregnant Women and New Mothers

    Women who take opioid pain medications should be aware of the possible risks during pregnancy. Learn more from the Center for Disease Control. 


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Prescription Monitoring Data

  • Prescription Monitoring Data

    LARA administers the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS). MAPS is a software tool that provides prescribers and dispensers with real-time prescription data and analytics to help clinicians make informed decisions and additional resources to better assess a patient's risk for substance use disorder. 


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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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