Addiction to prescription pain medications, also known as opioids, is an epidemic in Utah and across the nation. For many, addiction began with a legal prescription.
Physical dependence to opioids can happen in just seven days . Before you take an opioid for pain, talk to your doctor or dentist about the risk of addiction.
7,000 opioid prescriptions are filled every day in Utah . There are other ways to treat your pain that are often more effective and have fewer risks and side effects.
Friends and family members supply two-thirds of all the opioids misused and abused by Utahns. Safely dispose of your unused or expired prescription opioids today.
Safe disposal of prescription painkillers saves lives and the environment. With over 100 drop-box locations across the state, find the one nearest you.