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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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  • Opioids Addiction Awareness Week

    The Opioid epidemic claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 Michiganders in 2017 and affected the lives of thousands of others. To help bring awareness to this public health issue, Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed Oct. 21 – 27, 2018, Opioid Addiction Awareness Week to help provide Michiganders with ...

  • Michigan State Medical Society Twitter Chat

    Michigan State Medical Society will host a Twitter chat regarding the new Opioid laws which went into effect earlier this year. Its primary goal is to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic, share existing ...

  • National Drug Take Back Day

    The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription ...

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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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