Michigan Making Progress in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Michigan’s fight against the opioid epidemic is making some progress with fewer opioid prescriptions being dispensed in the last few years.

That’s according to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which says the number of prescriptions since 2015 has dropped by nearly 11 percent.

In the same time span, the number of schedules 2-5 controlled substance prescriptions fell by just over 7 percent.

The news comes just in time for National Drug Take Back day this Saturday.

MSP posts across the state will be set up as drop-off sites for unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.

To find a drop-off location near you, click here.