Utah’s Opioid Epidemic by the Numbers


of heroin users started with prescription opioids


number of pharmacies in Utah that carry Naloxone, a drug that is available some places without a prescription that can treat overdoses in emergency situations


of people with a substance abuse problem get treatment

One out of Twenty

number of babies in Utah born addicted to opiates


number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors every day

$2 million

Approximate amount donated by Intermountain Healthcare in 2018 to fight opioid abuse


of opioid users are unemployed in Salt Lake County


Number of times the opioid epidemic has been declared a public health crisis by Utah legislature

See more inside our 2018 Mar/Apr Issue.

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