Read this interesting follow-up article to the one we posted last week on Vermont’s treatment program for opiate-addicted individuals.
Utah has many treatment resources available for overcoming dependence and addiction to prescription medications. For local services and treatment centers, call 2-1-1. For a map of statewide public resources, click here.
In an emergency dial 9-1-1 immediately.
Representatives from Use Only As Directed attended at a town hall meeting on January 22, 2015 at Bonneville High School. The event, hosted by the Bonneville Communites that Care Coalition and ParentsEmpowered, focused on preventing underage drinking and included a panel discussion with:
- Jeanette Herbert, First Lady of
More deaths in Utah are caused by prescription drug overdoses than car accidents. Learn tips for how to safely store your medication on our Safe Storage page!
Since 2000, the number of Utah deaths due to prescription pain medication overdose has increased over 315%. To learn more, go to http://health.utah.gov/vipp/topics/prescription-drug-overdoses/
Interesting article about using Naloxone kits to reverse opioid overdose. Stay safe this New Year’s Eve by making sure you’re aware of any harmful interactions that drinking alcohol can have with your medications.
This article reports that Utah is one of the hardest hit states to see an increase in fatal overdose deaths from prescription painkillers.
This article from Time indicates that Utah has a significantly higher drug-poisoning death rate than the overall U.S. rate. Know the potential dangers of prescription pain medication, how to dispose of unneeded medications, the keys for safe use, and how to safely and properly store medications.