Michigan Substance Use Prevention Education and Recovery (MiSUPER) Webinar

Recognizing, Preventing, and Treatment of Opioid Misuse
in Rural Communities

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

12 - 1 p.m. EST

Online via Zoom

Opioid use disorder is a complex problem that can affect anyone. It knows no demographic boundaries. However, individuals in rural areas often face additional challenges and risk factors, such as isolation, unemployment, and poverty. Limited resources for prevention, education, treatment and recovery further compound the problem.

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), MiSUPER is a two-year collaborative project between MSU Extension, MSU College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW).  The overall goal of the MiSUPER project is to increase awareness of opioid misuse in rural communities regarding prevention, addiction treatment options, and recovery support so that community members and healthcare professionals can recognize signs of misuse, suggest options for professional treatments and support those in recovery.

Presentation Objectives:

  • To define opioids and what opioid misuse is.
  • To provide an overview of how opioids affect the body.
  • To look at how the opioid crisis has impacted Michigan.
  • To identify treatment and recovery options.
  • To discuss how rural communities have been impacted by the opioid crisis.
  • To learn how to support someone in recovery.

 This presentation is funded in part by SAMHSA. You will receive the Zoom link and password after registration. 


Registration for Michigan Substance Use Prevention Education and Recovery (MiSUPER) Webinar is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2020.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For questions related to this webinar, please contact Jim Harrington (harr1626@msu.edu), Georgina Perry (perrygeo@msu.edu), or Lauryn Lin (lrlin@msu.edu).