S.A.F.E.
Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic
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Utah

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Utah Community

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.

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Roughly 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Center for Disease Control. The Utah Health Department says Utah ranks 7th in the United States for overdose deaths -- outpacing firearms, falls and fatal car crashes. There is no silver bullet in solving the "Opidemic," but Utah is responding.
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► *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.

*Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/florida-opioid-summary