Opioid Resources

Opioid Overdose Deaths are Preventable. 

Take ACTION to save lives.

Call 911, give naloxone, and do rescue breathing.

If you can’t access naloxone through the pharmacy, syringe exchange program, or by other means, check out mail-based distribution for low and no-access communities:

For an easy read a PDF version of how to respond to an overdose and about opioid safety:

For naloxone training videos:

For naloxone administration videos:

For information on how the brain is affected by addiction, please watch “Addiction Neuroscience 101” by Dr. Corey Waller.

For healthcare providers, to learn more about co-prescribing and dispensing naloxone, check out Prescribe to Prevent.

To learn more about harm reduction and syringe access programs, check out Harm Reduction Coalition.


How to Access Naloxone

In Michigan, you can obtain naloxone in several ways:

1. Standing Order from State Registered Pharmacies

Click here for a list of pharmacies that participate

You do NOT need a prescription. Just go to one of the State Registered Pharmacy (Usually CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid are on the list). Ask the pharmacist for naloxone. The pharmacist will generate a prescription using the standing order issued by the State of Michigan Medical Director. You will then be asked to pay the co-pay pending on your insurance.

Typically the co-pay is as follows:

  • Medicaid: $0 – $3 co-pay.
  • Other insurance co-pay ranges: $0 – $149.

2. Agencies that distribute Naloxone vials and Narcan nasal spray for free:

Find Syringe Service Programs Near You:

If you reside within Washtenaw County, call Lemont Gore at UNIFIED to receive your naloxone:

  • Cell Number – (734) 431-9137
  • Office Number – (734) 961-1078

3. Prescription from a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant:

Reach out to your local healthcare provider and ask about Naloxone prescriptions.

4. For free Naloxone for High Schools, Colleges/Universities, and Public Libraries:

To contact ADAPT for Narcan Nasal Spray click here.

5. For free mail-based Naloxone through the Red Project in partnership with NET NALOXONE:

Mail-Based Naloxone Distribution for Low and No-Access Communities

Washtenaw County:

Home of New Vision | Ann Arbor

“Home of New Vision is a leader in the field of substance use disorder treatment and a voice in the State of Michigan. We help people find the hope, confidence, and courage to change, leading them to a new and better vision for their future. Our experience teaches us that change is possible, that treatment works, and that recovery does happen!”

Workit Health | Ann Arbor

“Workit Health is an online, on-demand substance use disorder treatment provider that offers medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) via telemedicine. Workit provides treatment through mobile and web apps that keep members on track in the comfort of their own homes. Workit is in-network with commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare plans with funding available for individuals living in Washtenaw, Lenawee, Livingston, and Monroe counties who are underinsured or uninsured. Workit’s programs include provider visits, remote drug testing, 1:1 and group counseling, and online recovery courses. We offer 24/7 recovery that fits into daily life, designed by experts.”

Dawn Farm | Ann Arbor

“For many years, Dawn Farm has offered a continuum of services to help addicts and alcoholics achieve long-term recovery. With residential services, supportive transitional housing, outpatient treatment, sub-acute detoxification, and a range of active outreach programs, Dawn Farm has always been there to help.”

Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center | Ann Arbor

“Providing high-quality medication-assisted treatment to individuals aged 18 and older, Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center assists individuals who are struggling with addictions to opioids by offering the care necessary to achieve lasting recovery.”

For Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Washtenaw:

WHI: Opioid Project

If you reside in the following counties please dial:
  • Livingston County, MI – (517) 546-4126
  • Monroe County, MI – (734) 243-7340
  • Lenawee County, MI – (517) 263-8905

For other counties in Michigan:

Substance Use Treatment Information

National Treatment Locator:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Phone: 800-662-4357 (Help)


Families Against Narcotics (FAN) is a community-based program for those seeking recovery, those in recovery, family members affected by addiction, and community supporters.