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
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 $3.2M in Grants Awarded to Communities for Youth Substance Use Prevention Resources New! Revamped CDC Drug Overdose Website New! Revamped CDC Opioid Website For Patients - Safely and Effectively Managing Pain Without Opioids (CDC) Leveraging Prescription Drug...
News Opioid Use After Eye Surgery Correlates to New, Persistent Use in Previously Opioid-Naïve Patients Featuring: Maria Woodward New Legislation Introduced to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Resources NEW! Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) Dashboard (MDHHS)...
News Many Surgery Patients Get Opioid Prescriptions, but Many Don't Need to, Study Suggests Featuring: Mark Bicket, Chad Brummett, Mike Englesbe, Craig Brown, Yen-Ling Lai, Vidhya Gunaseelan, Kao-Ping Chua, Jennifer Waljee, & Ryan Howard CDC Report Shows State-Level...