The University of Michigan

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

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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

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.


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.


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: October 5th – October 18th

News Buprenorphine Misuse Decreased Among U.S. Adults With Opioid Use Disorder from 2015-2019 Resources SOS Dashboard - New Capabilities Now Available (U-M IPC) Countering the Opioid Crisis: Time to Act Podcast - Episode 4 Now Available (NASEM) Combat Stigma Against...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: September 21st – October 4th

News Sharp Increase in Fake Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl and Meth Resources Opioid Overdose Rescue: 5 Ways to Save a Life (Brown University) Quality Improvement & Care Coordination When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC) Opioids, Pain, & the Brain:...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: September 7th – September 20th

News Disparities in Opioid Overdose Deaths Continue to Worsen for Black People, Study Suggests Resources Implementation Initiative - Support in Implementing MOUD in Your Practice  (PCSS) Providing Affirming Care for LGBTQ+ People in Substance Use Treatment Settings...

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