The true costs of opioid abuse in the workplace — and what Ohio businesses are doing to help

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The opioid crisis is, first and foremost, a human tragedy—lives lost, families torn apart and communities broken. In Ohio alone, there were nearly 4,300 opioid overdose deaths in 2017.

But there is also an economic cost, from the strain on healthcare providers and spending on prevention efforts to the lost productivity of employees.

Consider the following statistics:

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