That there’s a global opioid crisis is a known fact. That the situation is grim in USA is also well-documented – America has the dubious distinction of having the highest percentage of opioid related deaths worldwide. According to one frightening statistic, around 11.5 million Americans are known to misuse prescription opioids!
And, sadly, the opioid epidemic in the State of Utah beats even the already high American average! In 2017, Utah recorded 456 opioid-linked overdose deaths – that’s 15.5 deaths per 100,000 people, well over the national average. Read on for more deadly stats on opioid misuse in Utah.
Opioid Epidemic in Utah:
Infographic by – Acqua Recovery