Opioid Work at the University of Michigan

The Epidemic

Since 1999, the number of opioid overdose deaths has more than quadrupled and is now responsible for 130 deaths in the United States daily. Opioid overdoses currently account for well over 60 percent of the nation’s drug overdose deaths, with an estimated annual cost to the U.S. economy of $115 billion. Further, the opioid epidemic, which is now the single deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, affects a wide range of people—in urban and rural communities, among young adolescents and elderly adults, and across all races and socioeconomic sectors. Learn more about the opioid epidemic.

A Leader in Finding Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Solutions, developed by the U-M Office of Research, the Injury Prevention Center and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, serves as a central hub for U-M research, educational activities and community outreach related to opioids.

The Opioid Solutions network allows you to 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.

We hope Opioid Solutions not only encourages collaboration among researchers, but also keeps federal, state, local health agencies, media and the general public apprised of U-M projects and programs that aim to reduce and prevent opioid misuse and overdose.

Let us know if you have a question, or are a U-M faculty, staff or student working on the opioid epidemic and would like to have your work featured.

If you are seeking opioid addiction treatment for yourself or another person, please do not use this form. Instead, please see the Resources page of this site.

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