Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that during 2006 approximately 133,000 Utah citizens reported past month illicit drug use. Throughout Utah drug rehab programs have reported increases in admissions for the use of marijuana and heroin. Methamphetamine has accounted for the most drastic increase in admissions, accounting for an overwhelming 29% of Utah rehab admissions. There have also been reports that the use of club drugs is increasing at rapid rates, primarily ecstasy, and is major drug threat according to Utah law enforcement. Rates of dependence and abuse of illicit drugs are growing every year in Utah, and Utah rehab programs report that drug only admissions accounted for more than 50% of admissions. Additional results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that approximately 59,000 citizens of Utah reported abuse or dependence on illicit drugs during 2006, and 41,000 reported drug dependence alone.
Cocaine is readily available throughout Utah in kilogram quantities, with Mexican drug trafficking organizations dominating the majority of the distribution. Local distributors convert powdered cocaine into crack, and it is primarily available in the larger cities.
Heroin Abuse is a Serious Problem in Utah
Throughout Utah the use and distribution of heroin continues to be a serious problem. The majority of the heroin available in Utah is Mexican brown and black tar heroin supplied by Mexican drug trafficking organizations from sources in Mexico and California.
Meth Abusers are filling the Jails & Rehabs in UT
The production and use of methamphetamine remain the number one concern among law enforcement in Utah. Due to recent efforts by law enforcement Utah has witnessed a major decrease in seizures of meth labs. However, with the decline of locally manufactured meth there have significant increases in the availability of Mexican methamphetamine. During 2007 approximately 75% of Federal drug offenses involved methamphetamine.
Ecstasy & Club Drug Abuse is on the Rise
Availability and use of club drugs are rising in Utah, and are generally available at raves, nightclubs and other bars. According to law enforcement growing rates of abuse of club drugs, primarily ecstasy poses one the highest drug threats throughout Utah. During 2007 Federal agencies in Utah seized more than 3,000 dosage units of ecstasy.
Marijuana Abuse leads to Rehabilitation
Marijuana is readily available throughout Utah and consistently accounts for more 2,000 admissions to drug rehab programs in Utah annually. The majority of the marijuana in Utah originates in Mexico as well as Canada to a lesser extent.
Growing Need for Drug Rehabilitation in Utah
Every year in Utah there are approximately 50,000 citizens who report needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use. If you or a loved one is in need of drug treatment contact us and we will find the drug rehab program in Utah.