Now clean, Utah brothers use business to fight opioid crisis

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Two sharply-dressed Utah brothers are working to modernize the classic necktie – and while they’re at it, they’re fighting Utah’s opioid crisis.

Ryan Smith, 36 and his brother Daniel, 32, are just over 10 years clean from their bout with a severe addiction to prescription pills. Daniel was 18 when he said he and several members of his golf team tried Oxycontin. Soon after, his brother Ryan also tried the pills. In nine months, their lives had been turned upside down by addiction.