Patient Education from Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network

Find the following and more from the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) Patient & Community Education page.

Surgery: Opioids and Pain Management

Ask questions and know the facts before using opioids for your pain.

  • What is an opioid?
  • Understanding the risks of using opioids
  • Understanding pain after surgery
  • Using opioids safely
  • Safe storage & disposal of opioids

Dental: Opioids and Pain Management

Ask questions and know the facts before using opioids for your pain.

  • What is an opioid?
  • Understanding the risks of using opioids
  • Understanding pain after a dental procedure
  • Using opioids safely
  • Safe storage & disposal of opioids

Safe Storage & Disposal of Opioids

Learn how to safely store and dispose of your opioids.

Managing Pain without Opioids

Learn two non-medication strategies for managing pain and anxiety:

  • Mindful breathing
  • Positive daily reflection