The University of Michigan

is a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic affecting people of all races and socioeconomic sectors across the nation.

Free Online Course

Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for non-Prescribing Providers

AMERICANS

die every day from an opioid overdose

MILLION

Americans abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids

MILLION

prescriptions for painkillers were written in Michigan in 2015

$ BILLION

estimated annual cost to the U.S. economy caused by opioid overdoses

Projects & Research

Learn more about U-M research and education programs, as well as ways we are reaching communities and informing policy to prevent opioid misuse and overdose.

Centers & Institutes

Learn more about the innovative U-M centers and institutes working on the opioid epidemic with local, state and national partners.

Publications

Learn more about published research on opioids from our expert researchers.

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.

Researchers

Learn about the researchers focused on understanding opioids, as well as how to reduce and prevent misuse and overdose. Search by keyword or topics to find potential collaborators.

News & Events

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: JUNE 8TH-JUNE 21ST

Resources New CDC Training on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (CDC) Opioid Dependence After Heart Surgery Linked to Amount Initially Prescribed (Medpage) Postpartum Opioid Scripts Tied to Risk of Serious Events (Medpage) Supporting People With Addiction During...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: MAY 11TH-MAY 25TH

News Opioid Prescribing Limits for Acute Pain Featuring: Kao-Ping Chua Pain doesn’t take a holiday: Dental opioids study points to need for better prescribing Featuring: Romesh Nalliah and Chad Brummett    Resources Beyond Opioids: Rapid Increase in Drug Deaths...

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