to meet a supply of seven days maximum — even for acute pain.
A few months ago, the Michigan State Police implemented a pre-arrest diversion program, which allows anyone who is battling an addiction in the state to visit a police department for help. The departments have trained addiction specialists or volunteers who can assist the people in need or connect them to other professionals that can provide better support.
Throughout the state, other local police departments expanded similar programs that had been implemented before.
Additionally, police departments across all of Michigan have been equipped with medications that can reverse opioid overdoses, such as naloxone.
These medications have also been available for sale at most pharmacies in the state without a prescription since last year.