Why Construction Workers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, and What to Do About It

Why Construction Workers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, and What to Do About It

A recent study in Massachusetts illuminated what occupations carry a greater risk for opioid dependence and overdose death. Construction workers, fishers, farmers, material movers, repairmen, transportation workers, food service workers and healthcare support workers in Massachusetts all had significantly higher rates of opioid overdose deaths compared to the average.