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.
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News Patient Support Programs for Painful Conditions May Reduce Opioid Use Featuring: Mark Fendrick Online Tools, Community Health Resource Guidance Could Help Older Adults Self-Manage Pain Featuring: Mary Janevic, Sheria Robinson-Lane, Susan Murphy, Rebecca Courser,...
News Overdose Surveillance System Helps Fight Opioid Deaths, Experts Say Featuring: Jason Goldstick & Debra Pinals Treating Dental Pain with Opioids Linked to Higher Risk of Overdose in Patients, Family Members Featuring: Kao-Ping Chua, Romesh Nalliah, Chad Brummett,...
News Troubling Trio: Many with Dementia Take Risky Combinations of Medicines Featuring: Donovan Maust Federal Grantees May Now Use Funds to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips Resources Updates from the NAM Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic...