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It is a priority in the State of Michigan to increase access to quality treatment options for individuals with an opioid use disorder. Below you will find important information on different treatment options, how to find treatment, and how to request Naloxone, a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses.
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.
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) combines one of three FDA-approved medications, referred to as Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder, with counseling to treat opioid use disorder and opioid addiction. These medications include methadone, buprenorphine (brand names Suboxone®, Zubsolv® and others), and naltrexone (brand name Vivitrol®). The National Academy of Sciences has found that available evidence “clearly establishes” the increased effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment.
Abstinence-based treatment is complete cessation from all substances and medications in combination with counseling and connection to a community of other recovering individuals.
Find Local Treatment
Use Michigan Department of Health & Human Services’ listing by county to locate substance use treatment services.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Hotline
SAMSHA’s National Hotline is available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year for treatment referrals. They can connect you with local resources.
In the event of an opioid overdose, there is a drug that can be used that can reverse the effects of the opioid. Naloxone (commonly known by the brand names Narcan and Evzio) is a life-saving medication used to reverse the effect of an opioid overdose. Naloxone is not addictive. Payment for the medication Naloxone is covered by Medicaid and many other insurances. Many non-profit organizations also distribute Naloxone.
End the Stigma
Stigma is a sense of shame or judgment that many individuals using opioids feel. It can prevent them from seeking help. You can help end the stigma and begin healing.
Resources are available for you to start a conversation that reworks the narrative, helps end the stigma of opioid use disorder, and leads to healing.
Ask for Help
The MSP Angel Program allows an individual struggling with drug addiction to walk into a MSP post during regular business hours and ask for assistance. If accepted into the MSP Angel Program, the individual will be guided through a professional substance abuse assessment and intake process to ensure proper treatment placement. An "Angel" volunteer, who is a member of the local community, will be present to support the individual during the process, and to provide transportation to the identified treatment facility. All MSP posts are currently participating in the Angel Program.
Dispose of Your Drugs
After filling a medication, you may not think about what happens when some of it goes unused. Opioids and other prescription medications can be stolen or used by people other than the patient that was prescribed the medication. Further, proper drug disposal is important because it helps protect human health and our environment. To find a proper drug takeback location near you, click the button below.
Find a National Takeback Location
Google is working with the National Drug Enforcement Agency to make it easier for people to find permanent drug takeback locations near them using Google Maps. Michigan, along with Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, are part of this Google Maps Integration Pilot.
- File a Complaint Against a Healthcare Licensee
- Michigan Opioid Health Home
- Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Fact Sheets
- Families Against Narcotics
- National Take-Back Initiative
- SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
- Report Suspicious Online Pharmacies
- CDC Opioid Overdose Page
- US Department of Health and Human Services Opioid Overdose Page