Opioids in Michigan: The Facts

Opioids in Michigan: The Facts

  • The Facts


    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 ...


    More than 7.5 Million Patients


    Receiving 103.2 million prescriptions over the last five years


    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.

Prescription Monitoring Data