In 2013 alone, more than 300 adults in Utah died from unintentional prescription drug overdoses. For more information, visit our Safe Use page.
Awareness Campaign focuses on safe use, storage and disposal of prescription medications
In Utah, the abuse and misuse of prescription medications has reached epidemic proportions. In 2012, an average of 21 Utah adults died as a result of prescription pain medications each month (12.7 per 100,000 adults)1. During the same year, prescription
Currently, the number one growing concern in Utah is non-medical use of prescription pain medications, due to their easy availability. According to the 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), more than one-third of Utahns had received a prescription for pain medication. Many of these people keep their leftover medication, which can