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Breaking down opioid abuse trends in America’s workforce

Posted April 20th 2016 by Glenwood Barbee

The use and abuse of prescription opioids continues to be a challenging and costly crisis for the U.S. Despite the breadth and seriousness of this crisis, America’s employers lack a true understanding of how opioid abuse impacts employees in the workforce and their families.

We released research on prescription opioid abuse in the workforce to provide employers with a more accurate picture of the extent and depth of this ongoing crisis. Among other insights, we found that:

  • Nearly one out of every three opioid prescriptions is being abused
  • Opioid abusers cost employers nearly twice as much in medical expenses on average annually as non-abusers

See our infographic below and download the report to learn how you can address this crisis in your workforce.

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