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News, Events and Legislation

  • News, Events and Legislation

    The State of Michigan is proactively fighting Opioid abuse in our communities across the state. Read the latest news on what we're doing, attend our events and learn more about the legislation that's being enacted to protect against the Opioid epidemic.

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Laws and Regulations

  • Laws and Regulations

    Laws have been passed recently to protect citizens, including regulations requiring prescribers to obtain and review a patient's prescription and history via MAPS (Michigan Automated Prescription System) prior to prescribing controlled substances, and the Good Samaritan Law, which prevents drug possession charges against those that seek medical assistance for an overdoes in certain circumstances. 



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  • 2019 A.C.T.I.O.N. Youth Led Opioid Summit - 18-24+ Registration

    Calling all youth ages 13-24! A.C.T.I.O.N. (Active Coalition That Influences Outcomes in the Neighborhood) is pleased to announce the 2019 Youth Opioid Summit September 12-13 at Durfee Innovation Societyl in Detroit. The youth summit will provide the opportunity to hear from youth and experts in the areas of opioid prevention, overdose first response, treatment options, and strategies to combat the opioid crisis. There will also be breakout sessions to talk about the impact of addiction among teens and young adults as well as how to change attitudes/stigma about substance use disorders through media and public education.

    This event was made possible by the generous contribution from the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and our collaborative partners: C.L.A.S.S. Agency; A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition, Detroit Health Department; Love Detroit Prevention Coalition; The Youth Connection; Empowerment Zone.


    2019 A.C.T.I.O.N. Youth Led Opioid Summit Flyer

  • Join Us September 14 For Naloxone Distribution Day!

    On September 14th, Michiganders can go to a participating pharmacy and anonymously pick up a NARCAN kit at no cost. View the map of participating pharmacies which includes several major chains as well as local, independent pharmacies. 

  • Michigan Celebrate Recovery Walk & Rally

    People in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends, addiction treatment professionals, elected officials and other allies will be coming together from across the Great Lakes Region to celebrate recovery as part of National Recovery Month.

    Join in celebrating the reality of recovery and communicating the need for services and supports to make it possible for even more of our friends and neighbors to get the help they need to recover.

    Find out more.

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  • 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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