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

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 6TH – JANUARY 19TH

News Few doctors can legally prescribe opioid-addiction drug Featuring: Pooja Lagisetty Opinion: Michigan's three research universities fight the opioid crisis Featuring: Mark D. Schlissel Overdose Rates are Higher, but Opioid Addiction Care is Harder to Find, in...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: DECEMBER 9TH – JANUARY 5TH

News Michigan opioid lawsuit treats firms like drug dealers, seeks $1B-plus judgment Featuring: Peter Jacobson   Resources Addressing the U.S. Opioid Crisis Using an Integrated Systems-Based Approach (RAND) Association Between Automotive Assembly Plant Closures and...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: NOVEMBER 25TH – DECEMBER 8TH

Resources Chronic Opioid Therapy Can Increase Risk of Sleep Disorders (Medpage) Factsheet: Alabama's Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring of Opioid Use (USDHHS) Prescription Opioid Use Steady, NHANES Data Show (Medpage) Punitive Policies for Pregnant Opioid...

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