Opioids in the Workplace: A Growing Epidemic

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Many people may think that prescription opioids are safe, since they’re part of a physician-approved treatment plan. But the truth can be deadly. The CDC estimates that opioid pain relievers are involved in about 17,000 deaths per year — compared to 3,000 annual deaths related to heroin.

Key Facts:

  • Some reports have noted that employees         who abuse opioids cost employers almost       twice as much in healthcare expenses
          on average.
  • Baby Boomers are four times more likely to       abuse opioids than millennials.
  • The CDC estimates that opioid pain                     relievers are involved in about 17,000                 deaths per year
Learn how to stop the cycle of abuse before
it happens. You may not be able to stop a worldwide epidemic, but you can certainly limit its reach past your company’s doors.