Our mission

We work to improve outcomes for people with an opioid addiction through our scientific research, policy advocacy, and education. We work relentlessly towards pushing solutions like evidence-based medications and harm reduction services that prevent diseases and deaths related to opioid addiction. 

Our purpose

OPI was established in in 2020 to break the gap between knowledge and action about opioid addiction. To accomplish this we generate knowledge and take it from the ivory tower to the people with the goal of affecting real, sustained change and improving the lives of people with an opioid addiction. 

Our Approach

Stakeholder Informed

From the start of research projects, we involve diverse groups of stakeholders. Our teams include people with lived experience, advocates, MDs, PhDs, JDs, and policy experts. With this 360 approach, we can better work to answer questions that inform policy.

Policy Impact

Traditional research can live in an echo-chamber that is detached from the real-world. We work to bring our work to life and present it to policy makers and the public so that we can increase our impact. We rigorously measure our outcomes and KPIs so that we can assess impact.

Sharing Ideas

We believe in the open science ethos. Our work will strive to uphold those principles. The biggest ideas deserve the broadest audience.


Respect of patient’s rights is at our core. We’re building a megaphone to amplify their voices and working hard to protect their privacy from shady treatment vendors.


We need partners to fulfil our mission. You’ll find our environment is open, team-oriented, and built for your success.


We value work/life balance. Our team works best when our teammates are taken care of. We use a suite of technology to help make this happen. Join us to find out.

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Grand Rapids, MI

Opioid Policy Institute, LLC