The University of Michigan
is a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic affecting people of all races and socioeconomic sectors across the nation.
die every day from an opioid overdose
Americans abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids
prescriptions for painkillers were written in Michigan in 2015
estimated annual cost to the U.S. economy caused by opioid overdoses
The Michigan Difference
U-M draws on its interdisciplinary expertise to explore solutions to the opioid epidemic. Browse education and research projects, researchers, centers and publications to see the infrastructure and scope of work that allows U-M to facilitate collaborations with local, state and national partners.
News & Events
News Medical Schools are Changing the Way They Teach Treatment for Pain, Opioid Addiction (Mike Englesbe) Responses to the Opioid Epidemic Vary Across the Country – But a Few Themes Stand Out (Rebecca Haffajee) Majority of Post-Op Patients Managed Pain Without...
News More research needed to understand benefits, harms of cannabis for pain (Mark Ilgen) Opioid Addiction: Meeting the Need for Treatment in Michigan (Amy Bohnert, Jennifer Erb-Donward, Thomas Ivacko) Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment (Tom...
News Stark racial, financial divides found in opioid addiction treatment (Pooja Lagisetty, Donovan Maust, Amy Bohnert, Michael Clay) Fighting the opioid epidemic with new knowledge: U-M teams up with Harvard, National Academy of Medicine (Rebecca Cunningham, Chad...