Overdose Prevention Engagement Network
The Overdose Prevention Engagement Network, or OPEN, uses a novel approach to prevent chronic opioid use before it starts. Its comprehensive strategy relies on using robust networks of physicians across the state to improve opioid prescribing practices in acute settings (surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, and trauma). OPEN also prevents the diversion of unused and unwanted opioids into local communities through medication take-back events statewide.
Visit OPEN's website to learn more about:
- The latest findings about opioid misuse and prevention strategies
- OPEN's work in developing opioid prescribing guidelines
- Safe opioid disposal and takeback drives
Learn how OPEN is helping prevent opioid misuse through improved prescribing practices and medication takeback drives.
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