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The Official Website of Utah County Government

Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment

Richard Nance, Director

Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment
Current Trends in Substance Abuse

Utah County has some of the lowest rates of substance abuse in the state of Utah and nationally; however, we still have a significant problem. Rates of abuse for some substances have risen rapidly over the past several years. Methamphetamine continues to be the most frequently reported primary drug of abuse at admission, and the majority of methamphetamine treatment admissions are for women. Within the past five years, we have seen heroin admission rates more than double. Marijuana use is still the single largest reason for treatment admissions for Utah County youth.

Percentage of total Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment Admissions by Primary Drug of Choice.  Alcohol is the highest, followed by Heroin, Marijuana, Opiates, Methamphetamines and Cocaine / Crack as of 2009.