Utah Alcohol Rehab And Drug Rehabilitation Programs

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Utah State Census Facts

Utah Population Facts

Utah Total population: 2,663,500

Utah Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 24.70%

Males in Utah: 1,344,262

Females in Utah: 1,319,238

Median age in Utah (years): 28.5

Under 5 years in Utah: 258,842

18 years and over in Utah: 1,837,711

65 years and over in Utah: 235,939

One race in Utah: 2,611,005

White in Utah: 2,396,824

Black or African American in Utah: 27,075

American Indian and Alaska Native: 30,596

Asian in Utah: 52,882

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 20,187

Some other race in Utah: 83,441

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Utah: 52,495

Hispanic or Latino in Utah (of any race): 306,887

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000 in Utah, pct 5 yrs old & over: 49.30%

Foreign born people in Utah, percent, 2000: 7.10%

Language other than English spoken at home in Utah, pct age 5+, 2000: 12.50%

Utah High school graduates, percent of people age 25+, 2000: 87.70%

Utah Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of people age 25+, 2000: 26.10%

Utah People with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 298,686

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 21.3

Housing units in Utah, 2008: 944,347

Utah Homeownership rate, 2000: 71.50%

Utah Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 22.00%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Utah, 2000: $146,100

Households in Utah, 2000: 701,281

Utah People per household, 2000: 3.13

Median household income in Utah, 2008: $56,820

Utah Per capita money income, 1999: $18,185

Utah People below poverty level, percent, 2008: 9.70%

Utah Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Utah, 2007: 71,880

Private nonfarm employment in Utah, 2007: 1,102,821

Private nonfarm employment in Utah, percent change 2000-2007: 20.30%

Nonemployer establishments in Utah, 2007: 188,841

Total number of businesses in Utah, 2002: 193,003

Black-owned businesses in Utah, percent, 2002: 0.30%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.60%

Asian-owned businesses in Utah, percent, 2002: 1.50%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned businesses, percent, 2002: 0.20%

Hispanic-owned businesses in Utah, percent, 2002: 2.70%

Women-owned businesses in Utah, percent, 2002: 25.10%

Utah Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000): 25,104,045

Utah Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000): 22,905,100

Utah Retail sales, 2002 ($1000): 23,675,432

Utah Retail sales per capita, 2002: $10,206

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 2,984,632

Building permits in Utah, 2008: 10,905

Federal spending in Utah, 2008: 17,117,188

Utah Geography Facts

Utah Land area, 2000 (square miles): 82,143.65

Utah People per square mile, 2000: 27.2

Utah Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Utah Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Utah: 3.14

Average family size in Utah: 3.63

Utah Population 25 years and over: 1,508,950

Civilian veterans in Utah (civilian population 18 years and over): 153,608

Foreign born in Utah: 218,087

Male, Now married, except separated in Utah (population 15 years and over): 558,946

Female, Now married, except separated in Utah (population 15 years and over): 552,954

Speak a language other than English at home in Utah (population 5 years and over): 335,535

Utah Household population: 2,619,320

Utah Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 1,336,789

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 21.2

Median household income in Utah (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 56,484

Median family income in Utah (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 64,372

Per capita income in Utah (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 23,020

Utah Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Utah: 923,373

Occupied housing units in Utah: 834,483

Owner-occupied housing units in Utah: 601,594

Renter-occupied housing units in Utah: 232,889

Vacant housing units in Utah: 88,890

Owner-occupied homes in Utah: 601,594

Median value (dollars): 215,200

With a mortgage in Utah (dollars): 1,413

Not mortgaged in Utah (dollars): 352

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Utah can be a daunting task. There are many choices out there regarding Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Programs, such as inpatient, outpatient, long term, short term, sliding scale etc... Drug Rehabs Utah offers a comprehensive list of Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Rehab Centers to help you find which type of treatment is right for you or your loved one. Our site offers a comprehensive list of most Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities in Utah.

Drug Addiction and/or Alcoholism is not something most people can over come by themselves. A Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Facility is usually the best opportunity individuals have to beat drug and/or alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Some things to look for when deciding on a Alcohol Treatment and Drug Treatment Center are:

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Many people find that speaking to a counselor or Registered Addiction Specialist is extremely helpful when deciding on a Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program. Drug Counselors in Utah are a good source of information for figuring out what the best treatment option is for an individual. They are familiar with many of the programs in Utah and can increase your chances of getting into the correct Drug Rehabilitation and Alcoholism Treatment Center that will best address your treatment needs.

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Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations dominate all facets of illegal narcotics distribution throughout Utah. Sources of supply for methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana are primarily located in Mexico, California, the Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest.

Utah has many qualified drug and alcohol rehab programs for its residents. Today’s treatment programs realize that drug abuse and alcoholism affects the entire family, not just the alcoholic/addict. Quite often family members do not realize how deeply they have been affected by chemical dependency. Family involvement is an important component of recovery.

Treatment centers vary in the degree and quality of family involvement opportunities. Some offer just a few lectures and others offer family therapy. When looking at potential drug rehabs for you or your loved one, ask if there is any time devoted to family programs and if group therapy is included.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 130 17 47 65 113
Past Year Marijuana Use 145 21 64 59 123
Past Month Marijuana Use 85 11 37 37 74
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 69 10 26 33 59
Past Year Cocaine Use 46 3 23 20 42
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 106 16 40 50 89
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 867 109 118 639 758
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 19 9 9 1 10
Past Month Alcohol Use 621 24 132 465 597
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 315 16 97 203 299
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
997 122 161 714 875
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 67 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 52 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 402 20 102 280 382
Past Month Cigarette Use 353 16 96 241 337
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
1,548 181 276 1,091 1,367
Illicit Drug Dependence 41 6 20 16 35
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 58 11 26 21 48
Alcohol Dependence 68 4 23 41 64
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 132 10 48 73 122
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 165 16 63 86 149
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 54 10 23 20 44
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 124 10 48 66 114

Utah Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 184 drug violation arrests in Utah during 2007.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 133,000 (7%) of Utah citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Approximately 832,000 (42.62%) Utah citizens reported that using marijuana occasionally (once a month) was a “great risk”.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 59,000 (3.05%) Utah citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 41,000 (2.11%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2007, authorities reported that there was 1 child affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Utah.
  • During 2006, there were 15,569 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in Utah. There were 14,926 admissions during 2005. In 2004, there were 13,931 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in the state.
  • According to 2005-2006 NSDUH data, approximately 55,000 (2.85%) Utah citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use within the past year.
  • In the state of Utah it is estimated that there will be around 11,778 DUI's, and 140 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 714 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 3,659 tobacco related deaths, and 142 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 123,060 marijuana users, 20,165 cocaine addicts, and 1,142 heroin addicts living in Utah. It is also estimated that there are 53,890 people abusing prescription drugs, 5,140 people that use inhalants, and 9,152 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Utah, there will be around 15,534 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Kilogram quantities of cocaine are available throughout Utah. Mexican organizations tend to dominate large-scale cocaine distribution, although several other groups are capable of distributing kilogram quantities. Prices for cocaine powder remain stable. Crack cocaine is available in limited quantities. Conversion of powder cocaine into crack takes place at the local level.
  • Heroin:
    • Heroin is a serious problem in Utah. Mexican brown and black tar heroin are available throughout the state, with multi-ounce and larger quantities primarily distributed in the major cities. Most Mexican heroin distribution organizations employ “runners” who deliver heroin-filled balloons to their customers in parking lots throughout Salt Lake, Davis, and Utah Counties. Mexico and Southern California are the source areas for multi-ounce and pound quantities of heroin. Most Mexican organizations trafficking in heroin also distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • For the past several years, seizures of methamphetamine labs have declined substantially in Utah. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2007, only 9 labs and/or dumpsites were seized in the entire state. This is the lowest number seized in recent memory and a far cry from the peak of 272 in FY 1999. This decline is attributed to a number of factors, including strict precursor legislation, community awareness and education campaigns, as well as aggressive law enforcement efforts. Currently, most labs discovered in Utah are small, as measured by the amount of product made per cook, and rudimentary. Most are mobile labs that use the “red, white, and blue” method of manufacture.
    • The dramatic reduction in locally produced methamphetamine has been accompanied by an increase in the availability of Mexican methamphetamine. Debriefings of former methamphetamine cooks suggest that purchasing Mexican methamphetamine is now far easier and cheaper than acquiring the chemicals and the secure location needed to manufacture it.
    • Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations dominate the distribution of methamphetamine, most of which is produced in Mexico, southern California, or the Southwest. The methamphetamine supplied by these organizations has increased price in the last year. In several recent investigations, traffickers charged $1,100 per ounce of methamphetamine, as compared to as little as $650-$700 per ounce in late 2005.
  • Club Drugs:
    • MDMA and other designer drugs are a problem along the Wasatch Front. They are available primarily through bars, clubs, and private parties, as well as “rave” dances. Distribution of MDMA and other designer drugs in Utah is controlled by local criminal organizations with domestic sources of supply primarily located in California. Local organizations typically acquire multi-thousand pill quantities of MDMA tablets. One local dealer reportedly charged $6.00-$7.50 per tablet and made approximately 50 cents profit per pill. At the user level, prices rise to $10-$25 per pill.
  • Marijuana:
    • The majority of marijuana encountered in Utah is of Mexican origin. Marijuana is also grown in the remote areas of the state, which are most conducive for growing operations due to the fertile soil. Also, the importation of marijuana from British Columbia, Canada, remains active in Utah.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of OxyContin® continues to be a problem in Utah. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, and employee theft. Diazepam, meperidine, and methadone were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Utah.

Utah is bordered by Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Colorado to the east, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. At Four Corners, in the southeast, Utah meets Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona at right angles, the only such meeting of states in the nation. Utah contains the Great Salt Lake and parts of the middle Rocky Mountains and Uinta Mountains. The western third of the state is a broad desert like area. About 70% of the land is owned by either the federal or the state government. Major industries include agriculture and tourism.

Utah's Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 2,550,0631
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 89.1% white; 0.9% black/African American; 1.1% American Indian/Alaska Native; 1.9% Asian; 0.7% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 4.5% other race; 1.8% two or more races; 11.2% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)