Help Me Find a Drug Rehab Center


Utah is a state with a variety of drug issues. While their state average of past-month illicit drug use is lower than the national average, their rate of drug inducted deaths is higher than the national average. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs), and mental health in the United States. In the most recent survey, 6.24 percent of Utah residents reported using illicit drugs in the past month. The national average was 8.02 percent. Additionally, 3.12 percent of Utah residents reported using an illicit drug other than marijuana in the past month (the national average was 3.58 percent). As a direct consequence of drug use, 546 persons died in Utah in 2007. This is more than the number of persons in Utah who died from motor vehicle accidents (320) and firearms (253) in the same year. Utah drug-induced deaths (20.6 per 100,000 population) exceeded the national rate (12.7 per 100,000). The Utah Controlled Substance Database Program became operational in 1996-97 under the statute Title 58, Chapter 37 �' 7.5. & �' 7.7, which was enacted in 1995. The Program, which falls under the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Utah Department of Commerce, monitors controlled substances in Schedules II, III, IV, and V. Data is collected weekly. Nearly 5 million prescription records were collected from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009. Utah has a Per Se standard. According Title 41-6a-517, a person driving with any measurable controlled substance in the body can be arrested without warrant. A person may not operate or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within Utah if the person has any measureable controlled substance or metabolite of a controlled substance in the person’s body.

During 2010, the most commonly cited type of drug among drug rehab admissions in Utah was stimulants. Following closely behind stimulants was marijuana, heroin, other opiates, cocaine, tranquilizers, other/unknown, sedatives, hallucinogens, inhalants and PCP. As with other states in the country, Utah has numerous addicts who need treatment but are unable or unwilling to get it. Completing an effective drug rehab program will change even the most severe addict’s perception of themselves and their drug dependence issues. How do you find the right drug rehab center? Since you have acknowledged that you need help with your addiction problem the next step is figuring out which type of drug rehab center is right for you. There are specialized drug rehab centers that assist specific genders, ages and sexual preferences. You may choose to consider attending a drug rehab that is gender specific or one that centers around the age of their clients like a teen/youth drug rehab or even enrolling in a program for gays or lesbians if that is something important and specific to you. Research has shown that no matter what type of treatment methodology you choose, remaining in the program for an adequate length of time is instrumental to finding lasting sobriety. Quitting the program early or choosing one that last only a matter of days or weeks is going to leave you under-prepared for life off drugs. It takes time to fully learn how to live day to day without reaching for a substance as you were once accustomed to. Giving yourself the time you really need, months instead of weeks to become fully rehabilitated is going to provide you a much higher success rate.