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Frequently Asked Questions

Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

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Question icon Brochures – Where can I obtain publications on various drug-related issues?
Answer icon Some publications are available for download and others can be ordered for free, see our web page Resource Materials about Substance Use & Problem Gambling.


Question icon Complaint about a substance abuse treatment facility – Who do I contact?
Answer icon Contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions, Substance Abuse Licensing Section at 517-241-1970, or visit the Substance Abuse Program Licensure website for more information.


Question icon Controlled substances/drugs – Where can I obtain information regarding the disposal process?
Answer icon Please contact your local county health department.   They should have further information on disposal procedures.


Question icon Directory of Michigan Substance Abuse Programs – Where do I find it?
Answer icon This directory is no longer published since there are many resources available now on the Internet:

  • Look up licensed substance abuse programs on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Systems, Substance Abuse Licensing database, see link on Licensing, Certification, Training.
  • Find local treatment services on our web page Substance Abuse or Problem Gambling – Get Help Now.
  • Search SAMHSA's nationwide directory on their web page Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator.

  • Question icon Disassociated Persons List – How can I be added?
    Answer icon Contact the Michigan Gaming Control Board at 1-888-223-3044 or download their application. For more information about the program download the DPL brochure.


    Question icon Drivers license – Where do I find information about getting it back?
    Answer icon See the Secretary of State's website for information about Alcohol/Drug Offenses and Getting Your License Back.
    See our web page for information about Assessments and Classes Required Due to a Substance Use Offense.


    Question icon Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – How can I reach them?
    Answer icon Contact the DEA Licensing and Prescriptions Office at 313-234-4000.


    Question icon Drug testing in the State of Michigan workplace – Where can I obtain information?
    Answer icon Please contact the Office of the State Employer at 517-373-7400, or see their website at www.michigan.gov/ose.


    Question icon Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – How can I reach them?
    Answer icon Contact the FDA at 1-888-463-6332; see their website for more info at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ContactFDA/default.htm.


    Question icon Gambling – How do I know if my gambling has become a problem?
    Answer icon Check out our Gamble Responsibly website at www.gambleresponsibly.org for a few questions to answer that will help you decide.


    Question icon Illicit drug activity – Whom should I speak to if I want to report it?
    Answer icon Please call your local police department to report any such criminality.


    Question icon Licensing – How do I apply for a controlled substance license?
    Answer icon The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions, Board of Pharmacy regulates licensing for controlled substances and other prescription drugs. Information can be found on their website at www.michigan.gov/healthlicense, click Pharmacy on the left (the application is near the bottom of the web page), or contact them at 517-335-0918.


    Question icon Licensing – How do I become a substance abuse counselor or how does a substance abuse program become licensed?
    Answer icon Please see our licensing information web page Substance Abuse Licensing, Certification, & Training information.


    Question icon Medical Marihuana – Who do I contact with questions?
    Answer icon The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions administers this program. Information can be found on their website at www.michigan.gov/mmp, or contact the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program at 517-373-0395 or BHP-MMMPINFO@michigan.gov.


    Question icon Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) – Who do I contact with questions?
    Answer icon The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions, is responsible for this system. Information can be found on their website at www.michigan.gov/mimapsinfo, or contact them at 517-373-1737 or mapsinfo@michigan.gov.


    Question icon Office of National Drug Control Policy – How can I reach them?
    Answer icon Contact the ONDCP at 202-395-6700, or see their website at www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov.


    Question icon Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Michigan Physician's Guide – How can I obtain a copy of this handbook?
    Answer icon Contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions at 517-373-7303 to request a copy. Additional pain management resources for both health professionals and the public are available on their website at www.michigan.gov/pm.


    Question icon SAMHSA Grant Applications – Who is the SPOC & SSA, and what do I send them?
    Answer icon See this one-page SPOC and SSA Requirements sheet.


    Question icon Substance abuse minimum benefit level – What is required in the Michigan Insurance Code?
    Answer icon The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Financial and Insurance Services, reports the minimum benefit level, which changes each April 1st; this can be found at www.michigan.gov/lara/0,1607,7-154-10555_13222_13236-34204--,00.html, or call (877) 999-6442 for additional information.
        This is also called the "Maximum Amount of the Substance Abuse Minimum Coverage under the Michigan Insurance Code" and the bulletins issued to set the benefit level can be found at www.michigan.gov/lara/0,1607,7-154-10555_12900_12906---,00.html.


    Question icon Tobacco product retailer – Where do I find information to be sure I am following retailer laws?
    Answer icon The Tobacco Retailer Kit can be found at our web page Resource Materials about Substance Use & Problem Gambling.


    Question icon Tobacco Use – Who can answer related questions?
    Answer icon The Tobacco Section of the Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Promotion, will be glad to answer any inquiries. See their website at www.michigan.gov/tobacco, or contact them at 517-335-8376.


    Question icon Treatment assessment order for a DUI – Who do I contact to find out how to comply?
    Answer icon Contact our Treatment Analyst by phone at 517-373-7898, or find a local provider using the map on our web page Substance Abuse or Problem Gambling – Get Help Now.




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