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
opioid prescriptions were dispensed in Michigan in 2018
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 Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses (Los Angeles Times) Featuring: Chad Brummett & Rebecca Haffajee Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy (U.S. News) Featuring: Kao-Ping Chua Many Doctors Refusing Care...
News ‘IT SAVED MY LIFE’: HOW U-M ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES IMPACTS THOSE WHO REACH OUT (Michigan Medicine) Milwaukee County reports 14 probable overdose deaths in 4 days (FOX News) Featuring: Rebecca Haffajee Persistent Opioid Use After Childbirth Drops...
News 24 Michigan counties are at "high-risk" in the national opioid epidemic (Michigan Radio) Featuring: Rebecca Haffajee 40% of Doctors Refuse New Chronic Pain Patients Using Opioids (U.S. News & World Report) Featuring: Pooja A. Lagisetty [Canada’s] Federal...