Frequently Asked Questions
Questions are sorted alphabetically by topic.
Brochures – Where can I obtain publications on various drug-related issues?
Some publications are available for download and others can be ordered for free, see our webpage Resource Materials about Substance Use & Problem Gambling.
Complaint about a substance abuse treatment facility – Who do I contact?
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.
Controlled substances/drugs – Where can I obtain information regarding the disposal process?
Please contact your local county health department. They should have further information on disposal procedures.
Directory of Michigan Substance Abuse Programs – Where do I find it?
This directory is no longer published since there are many resources available now on the Internet:
Disassociated Persons List – How can I be added?
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.
Drivers license – Where do I find information about getting it back?
See the Secretary of State's website for information about Alcohol/Drug Offenses and Getting Your License Back.
See our webpage for information about Assessments and Classes Required Due to a Substance Use Offense.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – How can I reach them?
Contact the DEA Licensing and Prescriptions Office at 313-234-4000.
Drug testing in the State of Michigan workplace – Where can I obtain information?
Please contact the Office of the State Employer at 517-373-7400, or see their website at www.michigan.gov/ose.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – How can I reach them?
Contact the FDA at 1-888-463-6332; see their website for more info at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ContactFDA/default.htm.
Gambling – How do I know if my gambling has become a problem?
Check out our Gamble Responsibly website at www.gambleresponsibly.org for a few questions to answer that will help you decide.
Illicit drug activity – Whom should I speak to if I want to report it?
Please call your local police department to report any such criminality.
Licensing – How do I apply for a controlled substance license?
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 webpage), or contact them at 517-335-0918.
Licensing – How do I become a substance abuse counselor or how does a substance abuse program become licensed?
Please see our licensing information webpage Substance Abuse Licensing, Certification, & Training information.
Medical Marihuana – Who do I contact with questions?
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.
Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) – Who do I contact with questions?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of National Drug Control Policy – How can I reach them?
Contact the ONDCP at 202-395-6700, or see their website at www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov.
Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Michigan Physician's Guide – How can I obtain a copy of this handbook?
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.
SAMHSA Grant Applications – Who is the SPOC & SSA, and what do I send them?
See this one-page SPOC and SSA Requirements sheet.
Substance abuse minimum benefit level – What is required in the Michigan Insurance Code?
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.
Tobacco product retailer – Where do I find information to be sure I am following retailer laws?
The Tobacco Retailer Kit can be found at our webpage Resource Materials about Substance Use & Problem Gambling.
Tobacco Use – Who can answer related questions?
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.
You may also contact your local Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Coordinator for information.
Treatment assessment order for a DUI – Who do I contact to find out how to comply?
Contact our Treatment Analyst by phone at 517-373-7898, or find a local provider using the map on our webpage Substance Abuse or Problem Gambling – Get Help Now.