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
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 Life expectancy crisis in the USA: The opioid crisis is not the decisive factor Featuring: Neil Mehta & Leah Abrams Resources Amidst COVID-19 Crisis, ASAM Releases Updated National Practice Guideline for Treating Opioid Use Disorder (ASAM) Blacks Experiencing...
News After Tooth Pull, Opioids Don't Relieve Pain Better Than Other Meds: Study Featuring: Romesh Nalliah & Chad Brummett Emergency physicians across Michigan get trained on opioid use disorder care Featuring: Keith Kocher & Gina Dahlem Impact of opioid prescribing...
News On Thursday, February 27, more than 70 emergency medicine professionals from across Michigan gathered at the Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Overdose Patient Winter Summit. This summit facilitated discussion among stakeholders on best...