The University of Michigan

is a leader in addressing the opioid epidemic affecting people of all races and socioeconomic sectors across the nation.

Free Online Course

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: June 29th – July 12th

News $3.2M in Grants Awarded to Communities for Youth Substance Use Prevention Resources New! Revamped CDC Drug Overdose Website  New! Revamped CDC Opioid Website For Patients - Safely and Effectively Managing Pain Without Opioids (CDC) Leveraging Prescription Drug...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: June 15th – June 28th

News Opioid Use After Eye Surgery Correlates to New, Persistent Use in Previously Opioid-Naïve Patients Featuring:  Maria Woodward New Legislation Introduced to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Resources NEW! Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA) Dashboard (MDHHS)...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: June 1st – June 14th

News Many Surgery Patients Get Opioid Prescriptions, but Many Don't Need to, Study Suggests Featuring:  Mark Bicket, Chad Brummett, Mike Englesbe, Craig Brown, Yen-Ling Lai, Vidhya Gunaseelan, Kao-Ping Chua, Jennifer Waljee, & Ryan Howard CDC Report Shows State-Level...

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