Michigan Drug Statistics and Resources

In Michigan, approximately 46 people out of 100,000 in the 35-44 age bracket died due to opioid overdose in 2020. The escalating death tolls in the Great Lakes State reflect the need for greater free addiction/recovery/substance abuse resources in Michigan.

Drug Statistics in Michigan

Addiction Nonprofits in Michigan

Michigan Overdose Prevention Coalition

This organization advocates for public policy reforms to provide greater access to harm reduction approaches. The center also provides resources for syringe exchange, Naloxone distribution, and education programs for communities.

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)

This center fosters greater community engagement with Arab-speaking youths and adults. The center provides education and resources in Wayne and Macomb counties for substance, alcohol, and tobacco use, traditional healing practices, and advocacy programs through partnerships with national and local government agencies and private partnerships.

Drug-Free Northern Michigan Coalition Alliance

This organization offers prevention, education, and intervention strategies for 21 counties in Northern Michigan. The group is a joint effort between local communities, law enforcement, educators, and healthcare professionals.

CARE of Southeastern Michigan

CARE provides education and resources for children and teenagers to build resilience against alcohol, drug, and tobacco usage. The program offers peer support, interventions, life skills development, trauma recovery, and safe spaces for young people. Referrals to inpatient and outpatient rehab programs are also available.

Ottawa County Substance Use Disorder Prevention

This county organization offers harm reduction kits, an anti-drunk drinking initiative, cannabis awareness programs, and medication disposal services. Links are provided for parents and teenagers.

Ingham County Opioid Abuse Prevention Initiative

This county organization provides education, resources, and awareness to reduce opioid use in local communities. The group is a coalition of health officials, law enforcement, educators, and parents who seek to expand treatment and reduce stigmas concerning substance abuse.

Harm Reduction Programs

Harm Reduction Michigan

This community-based program provides drug test strips, opioid education programs, naloxone kits, syringe exchange services, and emergency overdose response training at no cost to clients ages 18 and older. The program also provides referrals to substance use disorder treatment programs.

Michigan Overdose Prevention Coalition

This center is based in Western Massachusetts, and provides NarcaNarcan, Narcan nasal sprays, drug testing, personal health hygiene materials, and education supplies. Services are free and confidential.


This organization advocates for expansion of naloxone treatment programs, kits, and, and training throughout Michigan.

Michigan Unified

This organization provides case management care, advocacy, syringe exchange, drug testing, and overdose medication to clients impacted by substance use disorder. The center also focuses on clients involved in the sex work industry and the LGBTQ+ community. A mobile unit is also available. On-site referral programs for primary care and housing are available.

Government Grants & Resources

Michigan Medicaid

The state’s Medicaid program offers health insurance for low-income individuals and families. Clients can check their eligibility for services, select healthcare providers, and coordinate their benefits.

Michigan State Police - Angel Program

This government program is a collaboration between local police and the community to sponsor individuals needing SUD treatment. The “angel” is a mentor who assists the client throughout all stages of their recovery.

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

The MVAA’s Walking With Warriors project assists veterans with issues concerning substance abuse and opioid overdose, homelessness, enrollment in insurance programs, and mental and behavioral health disorders. The center promotes a higher quality of life for all veterans and their families.

Change: At Your Own Pace

This government initiative features a database for harm reduction services, community treatment centers, and crisis hotlines. This program also provides research data on substance use disorder, testimonials, funding opportunities, and press releases for organizations.

College Addiction Resources

Michigan State University

The university provides steps when responding to an opioid overdose. The university also details the state’s Good Samaritan Law and provides links to outside resources.

Mid Michigan College – Mid Crew

Mid Michigan College features Mid Crew, a peer support program for students that includes prevention, intervention, and treatment for substance use disorder. Recovery and wellness training programs, referrals, and counseling are also available on campus.

The University of Michigan

The university has published its policy regarding alcohol and substance use on campus. The policy outlines disciplinary actions, available campus resources and support groups, and contact information for various community programs.

LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBT Detroit

This Detroit-based LGBTQ+ organization offers members education resources, health and wellness tips, support for substance use treatment, and advocacy programs. Additional resources for partner organizations are provided.

Michigan LGBTQ+ Commission

This state agency provides advocacy and support for the LGBTQ+ community. The agency coordinates government programs and networks with grassroots organizations to craft policies for greater LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

Grand Rapids Pride Center

This network offers clients resources for greater health equity, including counseling, stigma reduction, mental and behavioral health referrals, and housing and food security.

Equality Michigan

This organization focuses on political advocacy to strengthen the LGBTQ+ community’s health and wellbeing. The group promotes safe spaces and peer support programs for clients.

Veterans Programs

Michigan Veterans Coalition

This organization assists veterans with managing their benefits, including enrollment in health care programs, pension relief, disability compensation, social services, and education and employment outreach.

Michigan Ann Arbor Health Care System

Michigan’s VA health care system provides 24/7 care for mental and behavioral health disorders, including alcohol and substance use programs. Counseling, medication-assisted treatment, and hotline support are available for veterans and their families.

Michigan Veteran Homes

These residential facilities offer short- and long-term care for veterans and their spouses. Services include rehabilitative and palliative care, memory and mental improvement exercises, arts therapy, and 24/7 nursing care.

Indigenous & Tribal Programs

Native American Outreach Services

This organization links 13 counties with state and federal agencies to provide support for Native Americans. Services include education and cultural awareness, health and wellness programs for parents and children, and social services.

Michigan Department of Native American Affairs

The state maintains a FAQ for American Indians and Alaskan Natives, with links to resources and services available. Programs include housing, education, parenting and family assistance, and legal services.

Drug Laws in Michigan

Social Host Liability Law

750.141a outlines the liability for adult hosts who furnish minors with alcohol on their property or premise, including any outside event in which they are present. The law details fines, imprisonment, and community services for offenders.

Naloxone Standing Order

1978 PA 368 has been revised to allow for licensed pharmacists to distribute naloxone to any individual at-risk from an opioid overdose without a prescription.

Michigan Zero Tolerance Law

Section 257.625 describes the liability of individuals who operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The law breaks down the expected penalties for individuals with a prior history of intoxication, if a minor was involved, and if injuries or death occurred.

Good Samaritan Law

The Good Samaritan Law generally waives criminal prosecution of clients with substance use disorders who seek treatment.


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