The estimated decline in the nation’s workforce participation that can be attributed to opioid abuse and dependency since 2007.
The estimated costs associated with treatment, the criminal justice system and productivity lost (immediate and lifetime) for the 92,000 to 170,000 Ohioans abusing or dependent upon opioids (2015).
Injured Ohio workers who were prescribed narcotics in 2016. Furthermore, 31% of the prescriptions covered by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation were for narcotics.
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