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

AMERICANS

die every day from an opioid overdose

MILLION

Americans abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids

MILLION

prescriptions for painkillers were written in Michigan in 2015

$ 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: AUGUST 16TH – AUGUST 31ST

News Drug Overdose Deaths Showed a One-Year Decline in 2018. But There’s More to the Story Featuring: Chad Brummett These Drugs Carry Risks and May Not Help, But Many Dementia Patients Get Them Anyway Featuring: Donovan Maust   Resources Community Health Centers and...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: AUGUST 4TH – AUGUST 16TH

News Can Community Members Deliver Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdoses — And Do It Faster Than EMS? Featuring: Gabriela Marcu Nearly 1 in 3 Patients with Lupus Use Prescription Opioids for Pain Featuring: Emily Somers The Lookout Project The Lookout Project is a...

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