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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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 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...
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...
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...