GRAND COUNTY, Utah — Opioids have taken the lives of too many people across Utah and the nation, so the Moab City Police Department is promoting a community event at Moab Regional Hospital to learn about the risks and signs of opioid use.
These free educational workshops are in response to a significant increase in referrals to the hospital for young people--those under the age of 22.
Most disturbing is the increase in the use of Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is up to 100 times stronger than morphine and can be deadly in amounts as small as the tip of a pen.
These amounts can be laced into other drugs, such as marijuana, so that users may not even know they are at risk of a deadly overdose.
Two presentations will be offered by the hospital; the first will be streamed live on Facebook, on May 4 at 6pm, and the second will be in-person on May 6 at 3pm, 4pm, or 5pm.
For more information or to register for the workshops, call 435-719-3771.