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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 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.


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.


Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Drug Take Back Program

  • EGLE

    EGLE 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.


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.


Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission

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Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission

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    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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Risks for Pregnant Women Using Opioids

  • 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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  • 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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