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
MICHIGAN NEWS (By Laura Bailey) May 3, 2018 – Racial disparities in pain management have been well-documented, with doctors historically more willing to prescribe opiates to whites than to other racial and ethnic groups. But in light of new national policies to...
MICHIGAN NEWS RELEASE (By Nardy Baeza Bickel) May 3, 2018 – More funding is needed to address the opioid epidemic that is projected to cost the United States economy $200 billion by 2020, a University of Michigan researcher says. In an article published in JAMA...
The next Patient Education ForUM is on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 3:30-5:00. Susan Eggly Ph.D from Wayne State University will discuss how patient-provider communication can reduce racial healthcare disparities. Paul Hilliard MD and Alexandra Koumoutsopoulos B.S., R.N...