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
prescriptions for painkillers were written in Michigan in 2015
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 Addressing Prescription Drug Addiction in Older Adults (Lauren Gerlach) Benzodiazepines Improperly Prescribed; Raises Concern in Midst of Opioid Crisis (Donovan Maust) Optimism may protect against chronic pain in soldiers (Afton Hassett) After Opioids,...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Michigan Senate Binsfeld Office Building, 5th Floor A panel discussion on implementing evidence-based policies to improve opioid prescribing and disposal. The opioid epidemic continues to be a national emergency. Michigan...
News Michigan OPEN releases additional opioid prescribing recommendations for surgery An Evidence-Based Road Map to Navigating the Opioid Epidemic 'It should be everywhere': Should more people carry the drug that can save opioid addicts? Balancing the Risks and...