Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Substance use disorder treatment services are available in Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties.
Opioid Data & Resources
More and more data and informational resources are emerging to help us understand the magnitude of opioid prescribing patterns, use, and overdoses. There are a variety of helpful sites and sources to learn more about the opioid epidemic.
Michigan has taken action to prevention prescription drug and opioid abuse deaths and to increase access to treatment for people addicted to drugs. Here you'll find helpful information if you or someone you know may have a substance use disorder and what you can do to help end this deadly epidemic.
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
The SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit equips health care providers, communities, and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. It addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.
Michigan Substance Use Data Repository
The Michigan Substance Use Data Repository was created through a federal grant to the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) of the Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (OROSC) within the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration to provide data for local prevention agencies and coalitions to assist in their programming decisions.
The Michigan Substance Use Data Repository can be used to explore substance use and mental health data available for your county or region.
Washtenaw County Health Department's Opioid Report
Washtenaw County Health Department's Opioid Report provides timely information on opioid-related overdoses and deaths occurring among Washtenaw County residents.
Regional Opioid Initiatives
Special initiatives, task forces, and coalitions are working within each county of the region to address the opioid epidemic.
The It Is Possible opioid education campaign tells stories of recovery and provides information on ways to prevent death from opioid use. The campaign aims to spark hope that survival and recovery are possible. The campaign was created by the Washtenaw County Health Department, in partnership with Livingston, Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw Counties. Funding supported by a State Opioid Response grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The Lenawee Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition works to reduce substance use and abuse among youth in Lenawee County through collaborative planning, program development, community development, and public education.
Wake Up Livingston is using the Project Lazarus model to bring together community members, law enforcement, public health, hospitals, community mental health, treatment facilities, and other providers to address the opioid epidemic in Livingston County.
The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) is a county-wide, anti-drug coalition that aims to unite the Livingston County community to reduce and prevent youth substance and live a drug-free lifestyle.
The Monroe County Substance Use Coalition was formed in 2006 with the focus to prevent and reduce substance abuse, including prescription drug abuse and misuse, among young people in Monroe County.
The Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) Opioid Project is composed of community members, law enforcement, public health, hospitals, community mental health, treatment facilities, and other providers to address the opioid epidemic in Washtenaw County. The WHI Opioid Project uses experience, data, and compassion to strive to prevent drug overdoses and meet the needs of those living with chronic pain.
Do Your Part in preventing prescription drug abuse and misuse by safely and responsibly disposing of your unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.
There are various sites around the region where you can dispose of your medications for free!
Click on the County below for more information.