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: NOVEMBER 2ND – NOVEMBER 15TH

News Taking a scalpel to opioid painkiller risks: New studies on surgical opioid prescribing Featuring: Michael Englesbe, Dana Telem, and Jennifer Waljee   Resources DEA Seeks Comment: Dispensing and Administering Controlled Substances for Medication-Assisted...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: OCTOBER 19TH – NOVEMBER 1ST

News Announcing the New Post-Overdose Care in the Emergency Department Section of the Michigan Safer Opioid Prescribing Toolkit The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is pleased to announce a new resource for Post-Overdose Care in the Emergency...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 28TH – OCTOBER 18TH

News Applications for the U-M Injury Prevention Center summer internship program now open   Resources “Purple Heroin” Found in Upper Peninsula, Van Buren County (Michigan Poison Center) Report: Tracking FY2019 Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis (Bipartisan...

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