The University of Michigan
is a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic affecting people of all races and socioeconomic sectors across the nation.
die every day from an opioid overdose
Americans abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids
opioid prescriptions were dispensed in Michigan in 2018
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 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...
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)...
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...