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