The University of Michigan is a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic, which is the single deadliest drug epidemic in United States history, affecting people of all races and socioeconomic sectors across the nation.
die every day from an opioid overdose
prescriptions for painkillers were written in Michigan in 2015
Americans abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids
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
Together with the Ann Arbor Police, the Division of Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology is hosting their 8th Pain Medication Take Back Event Saturday, October 27th from 10-2PM at the St. Francis Catholic School Parking Lot. There are also six other events in...
Dr. Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, Core Faculty Member of the U-M Injury Prevention Center, and U-M Opioid Solutions Member has been recognized by U-M President Mark Schlissel as a U-M expert...
State's first opioid 'health home' program to launch in Northern Michigan Michigan opioid overdose deaths hit new record Hot Training Topic: New CDC Courses Available on Opioids Managing Pain --Moving Beyond Opioids SAMHSA head argues against fentanyl test strips New...