Opioids – Important things you need to know

Welcome to the education resources on pain management and opioids.


The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) was founded to develop a preventive approach to the opioid epidemic in the state of Michigan. MSSIC is proud to partner with M-OPEN in an effort to prevent chronic opioid use and opioid-related harms. The following resources were developed by M-OPEN for patient education purposes:

Michigan Opioid Laws
Mindful Breathing & Positive Reflection-MOPEN
MOPEN-Opioids and Pain Management
Storage & Disposal of Opioids, MOPEN


The American College of Surgeons and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CMS have also developed some helpful resources on the topic of safe and effective pain management:

American College of Surgeons – Safe & Effective Pain Management
Centers for Disease Control – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid – Safe Pain Management