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: January 4th – January 17th

News Michigan Opioids Task Force Announces RFP for Racial Equity Consultant to Lead New Racial Equity Workgroup Drug Combination Reduces Narcotic Use, Manages Pain After Surgery For Teens With Scoliosis Featuring: G. Ying Li & Rebecca Hong Prescription Drug Misuse...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: December 14th – January 3rd

News New Initiative Addresses Health Disparities in Rates of Poorly Controlled Pain Featuring: Paul Hilliard  University of Michigan Study to Compare Two Pain Regimens Commonly Prescribed Following Outpatient Surgical Procedures Featuring: Mark Bicket  Resources...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: November 30th – December 13th

News SAMHSA  Announces Unprecedented $30 Million Harm Reduction Grant Funding Opportunity to Help Address Nation's Substance Use and Overdose Epidemic MDHHS Expands Opioid Health Home Services to Additional Counties  Resources The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African...

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