The opioid epidemic is shattering lives all across our state and nation. The abuse of prescription medication is not only life-threatening but often leads to other difficult struggles such as homelessness and further addiction to even more harmful drugs. Someone shouldn’t be a knee surgery away from having their life destroyed. By educating the public and ensuring clinicians practice safe prescription methods, we can save lives. 

Lt. Governor Cox joined the Utah Coalition for Opioid Overdose Prevention (UCOOP) in 2018 and currently serves as co-chair. UCOOP’s mission is to prevent and reduce opioid abuse, misuse and overdose deaths in Utah through a coordinated response. To accomplish this mission, UCOOP focuses its efforts on access to treatment, advocacy, data and evaluation, public safety, harm reduction, healthcare, and public awareness.  Learn more about the Utah Coalition for Opioid Overdose Prevention at https://ucoop.utah.gov/.