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: May 4th – May 17th

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,...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: April 20th – May 3rd

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,...

OPIOID SOLUTIONS BIWEEKLY NEWS: April 5TH – April 19TH

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...

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