abuse is a major problem among residents. 

Even though Utah has a large religious population, substance abuse continues to be on the rise in Provo and Salt Lake City.

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The large religious population in Utah has resulted in strict ban on alcohol and drug use among followers. Still, substance abuse continues to be a problem throughout the state. Cities such as Provo and Salt Lake City have the highest rate of alcohol and drug abuse with cocaine and heroin being readily available for residents Stimulants (including methamphetamine), followed by marijuana, heroin and alcohol are the most commonly cited drugs among primary drug treatment admissions in Utah.

Methamphetamine, the principal drug of choice throughout the state, is smuggled and distributed by Mexican drug trafficking organizations. This substance is most commonly found in crystal form and is highly addictive. Addicts of methamphetamine will often lose their friends, family, and even their lives because of their addiction.

Prescription drugs that are used to relieve the pain that is caused by physical injuries have become a concern in Utah. Drugs such as sedatives, tranquilizers, pain relievers, and other substances are often prescribe to reduce sensitivity and numb the pain. However, when taken in excess or unnecessarily, they could very easily turn into a problem and then an addiction. Forged prescriptions and pharmaceutical burglaries have increased as the popularity of prescription drugs increases.


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