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: JANUARY 25TH – FEBRUARY 14TH

News Controlling Pain After Surgery Doesn’t Have to Mean Opioids, Study Shows  Featuring: Maia Anderson, Ryan Howard, Alex Hallway, Chad Brummett, Jennifer Waljee, Michael Englesbe Patients who take opioids for pain can’t get in the door at more than half of primary...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: JANUARY 11TH – JANUARY 24TH

News More Than Half of People Using Cannabis for Pain Experience Multiple Withdrawal Symptoms Featuring: Lara Coughlin   Resources Best Practices, Research Gaps, and Future Priorities to Support Tapering Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: DECEMBER 14TH – JANUARY 10TH

News Neighbor saving neighbor during an opioid crisis using a smartphone Featuring: Gabriela Marcu   Resources Biology and Disparities; Opioids and Pancreatic Cancer; Statins and Cardiotoxicity (Medpage) CDC Issues Advisory as Drug Overdose Deaths Spike (Medpage)...

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