S.A.F.E. Project US holds community-based coordination events in Utah that bring together community leaders, local law enforcement, medical personnel, educators and families that are affected by the opioid crisis. Families who have lost children, spouses or partners who have lost loved ones, as well as friends and supporters are encouraged to attend our community events to add their perspective and insight to help rid their community of the opioid epidemic.
Legislators target Utah's opioid problem
6 Utahns Die of Opioid Overdose Each Week
Utah Sues Purdue Pharma After Opioid Settlement Talks Stall
New legislation seeks to fight opioid use among pregnant women
Facts & Figures
Toolkit & Resources
► *In 2016, there were 466 opioid-related overdose deaths in Utah—a rate of 16.4 deaths per 100,000 persons.
► *In 2015, Utah providers wrote 73.1 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons (2.2 million prescriptions).
► *The incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in Utah has increased from 0.8 cases per 1,000 births in 2000 to 4.1 cases per 1,000 births in 2011, a more than five-fold increase.