The University of Michigan

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

AMERICANS

die every day from an opioid overdose

MILLION

Americans abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids

MILLION

opioid prescriptions were dispensed in Michigan in 2018

$ 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 FACULTY NEWS: AUGUST 5TH – AUGUST 19TH

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...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS FACULTY NEWS: JULY 23RD – AUGUST 4TH

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...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS FACULTY NEWS: JULY 8TH – JULY 22ND

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...

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