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 Controlling Pain After Surgery Doesn’t Have to Mean Opioids, Study Shows Featuring: Maia Anderson, Ryan Howard, Alex Hallway, Chad Brummett, Jennifer Waljee, Michael Englesbe Patients who take opioids for pain can’t get in the door at more than half of primary...
News More Than Half of People Using Cannabis for Pain Experience Multiple Withdrawal Symptoms Featuring: Lara Coughlin Resources Best Practices, Research Gaps, and Future Priorities to Support Tapering Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain...
News Neighbor saving neighbor during an opioid crisis using a smartphone Featuring: Gabriela Marcu Resources Biology and Disparities; Opioids and Pancreatic Cancer; Statins and Cardiotoxicity (Medpage) CDC Issues Advisory as Drug Overdose Deaths Spike (Medpage)...