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.