The University of Michigan is a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic, which is the single deadliest drug epidemic in United States history, affecting people of all races and socioeconomic sectors across the nation.
die every day from an opioid overdose
prescriptions for painkillers were written in Michigan in 2015
Americans abuse or are dependent on prescription opioids
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 Inaugural U-M Opioid Solutions faculty networking event a success! Announcement: The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center will facilitate the Regional Peer Learning Team on the topic of Opioids The Regional Peer Learning Team on Opioids (RPLT) aims to:...
Thank you to all that attended the inaugural Opioid Solutions networking event on November 30, 2018! 46 researchers from across the University of Michigan campus came together to discuss their current research, challenges they may be facing, resources they may need to...
News Medicare finalizes higher payment for non-opioid painkillers The Trump Administration’s Actions to Address the Opioid Public Health Crisis Accepting Chronic Pain: Strategies Offer Alternative to Opioids (Anna Kratz) High rates of prescription opioid,...