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Post-Overdose Care in the

Emergency Department 

This section of the toolkit contains post-opioid overdose information and resources specifically tailored toward clinicians and patients in an emergency department setting.

For more opioid-related resources, please see the entire Michigan Safer Opioid Prescribing Toolkit. Access all the resources by exploring the drop down columns above or by clicking here:

General Opioid Epidemic Resources

This section contains resources and general information about opioids and the opioid epidemic.

Screening for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Resources

Interacting with patients who you suspect may have an opioid use disorder (OUD) can be stressful to both the clinician and the patient. Using an evidence based, standardized approach can help optimize care, avoid emotional confrontations, and reduce stigma.

Linkage to Services Resources

In this section you will find linkages to service for substance use disorders, treatment service locators, information on telehealth and more resources.

Naloxone Resources

This section contains information for providers and patients naloxone, including what it is and how it works. There is also a sample Take Home Naloxone protocol that you can download and edit for use in your emergency department.

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Resources

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. MOUD is effective in the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and can save lives by helping to prevent relapses as well as help some people to sustain long term recovery.

Stigma Resources

Stigmatizing opioid use disorder and addiction is dangerous and potentially damaging. This section contains information and resources on how to combat opioid-related stigma, including resources on using non-stigmatizing language.

Sample Protocols

Download and edit these sample protocols for Take Home Naloxone (THN) and Medication For Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)


PIHP directors and their groups can help emergency physicians looking to start medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and get patients into services from the emergency department.

Click here for a detailed listing of Michigan’s PIHPs