1. May 9, 2019

    Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment

    Michigan ranks among the top third of states for drug-related deaths, but a U-M analysis shows almost one-third of Michigan counties have no medication-based treatment services for opioid addiction.

  2. May 3, 2018

    More funding needed in opioid battle, researcher says

    More funding is needed to address the opioid epidemic that is projected to cost the United States economy $200 billion by 2020, U-M researcher Rebecca Haffajee says.

  3. May 3, 2018

    Blacks, whites equally as likely to be prescribed opioids for pain

    While racial disparities in pain management appear to be easing, U-M researchers find blacks now face increased risk of addiction through exposure to prescription narcotics.

  4. April 18, 2018

    Opioid Solutions promotes collaborative approach to epidemic

    A wide range of U-M researchers have developed Opioid Solutions, which is working to tackle the root causes of, and potential solutions for, the national opioid crisis.

  5. March 12, 2018

    Surgeon general to address opioid crisis, health partnerships

    As opioid addiction and overdoses continue to take a toll, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, who has personal and professional experience on the issue, will speak at U-M on March 22.

  6. November 22, 2017

    Teach-out focusing on opioid epidemic starts Dec. 4

    The next installment in the U-M Teach-Out Series will attempt to shed light on pressing questions surrounding the nation’s opioid crisis for three weeks beginning Dec. 4.

  7. March 24, 2016

    Medical marijuana reduces use of opioid pain medications

    Patients using medical marijuana to control chronic pain reported a 64 percent reduction in their use of more traditional prescription pain medications known as opioids, a U-M study finds.

  8. November 1, 2013

    Young people who abuse pain meds more likely to use other drugs later

    High school seniors who misuse prescription pain medications risk abusing other controlled substances as young adults, a new University of Michigan study indicates.