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 BIWEEKLY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 30TH – OCTOBER 13TH

News Alarming Number of Lupus Patients Use Opioids for Pain: Study (Brigham Health) Featuring: Emily Somers Keeping the Community Safe: Students, Team Members Host Medication Disposal Event (Michigan Medicine Headlines) Opioid crisis education: The key to fixing...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 16TH – SEPTEMBER 29TH

News An Approach to Evaluate the Effects of Concomitant Prescribing of Opioids and Benzodiazepines on Veterans Deaths and Suicides (The National Academies) Featuring: Amy Bohnert   Old Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet? Here’s What to Do with Them (Michigan Health)...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: SEPTEMBER 3RD – SEPTEMBER 15TH

News Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone (True Viral News) Featuring: Arline Geronimus   Most kids can manage pain after surgery without opioids (Reuters) Featuring: Calista Harbaugh   Opioid Prescribing After Delivery may Add to...

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