Drug Rehabs in Provo, UT

After an increase in Heroin overdose deaths, the city of Provo, Utah, has taken several measures to curb addiction to synthetic and prescription Opioids. For those seeking treatment centers for substance abuse, several options are available throughout Utah, but traveling outside of the state may be necessary for finding the best fit.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction In Provo, Utah

Situated along the Wasatch Range and Utah Lake, Provo is home to 116,403 residents. The city is also the well-known seat of private university, Brigham Young University. Historically strict laws surrounding alcohol consumption and drug possession penalties contradict the serious addiction and mental health issues for the Beehive State. Utah has one of the nation’s worst rates for drug-induced death, specifically Heroin, and suicide. According to the state’s Department of Health, the most common addictions receiving treatment are alcohol, Opioids, Marijuana, and Methamphetamines.

Only 10% of those with a substance use disorder (SUD) in Utah received treatment in 2015, but the state is working on providing better treatment access for everyone. These improvements include clean syringe exchange programs, an example of harm-reduction, recovery management programs, and implementing drug courts. Throughout the state of Utah, there are several options for drug and alcohol rehab centers for those seeking treatment.

Opioid Addiction In Provo

Utah is one of the states hardest hit by the effects of the Opioid Epidemic. Between 2013 and 2015, overdose deaths were seventh-worst in the country. In 2016, Utah fell to twentieth, but still had overdose rates higher than national averages. In 2016, 349 Utahns died due to prescription Opioid-related overdose. These deaths have encouraged Utah County to pursue legal action against some Opioid manufacturers for their part in concealing the addictiveness of their medication.

Furthermore, Heroin abuse, in particular, has been a problem for the city. Growing numbers of residents switched from prescription Opioids (like Oxycodone) to Heroin and injection drug use, causing an outbreak of Hepatitis. Additionally, Heroin-related deaths rose from 127 to 166 in 2016. For years before, that total never reached triple digits. Authorities now report an average of 6 Utahns die every day due to Opioid overdose.

Meth Abuse In Provo

While Opioid abuse continues to be a serious public health problem, Meth abuse has increased in recent years as well. Following crackdowns on cough medicine and clandestine Meth labs, rates of Meth abuse waned in Utah in the 2000s. However, in 2010, Meth abuse rates climbed once more, making it the third-most common addiction receiving treatment in the state; 22% of patients reported primary Meth addictions. Police along I-15 (a major drug corridor that cuts through Provo) often confiscate sizable amounts of Meth – seizing more than 230 pounds and $66,000 in cash on 1 stop in 2016.

Meth, a powerful Sstimulant, affects parts of the brain responsible for decision-making and can impair memories. Meth use also tends to make people act more impulsively and violently and reduces the ability to postpone gratification.

Substance Abuse Statistics For Provo

30.2

percent

Between 2015 and 2016, Heroin overdoses climbed 30.2% among Utahns.

55

percent

Among overdose deaths caused by prescription Opioids, Oxycodone accounted for 55%.

230

pounds

During a routine traffic stop in Provo, police seized over 230 pounds of Meth.

Substance Abuse Treatment In Provo

Following high rates of overdose and suicide deaths, Utah began to take steps to curb mental health and addiction-related deaths. Utah now maintains its own Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) to allocate funds to evidence-based substance abuse and mental health services.

For those seeking treatment, the Utah County Substance Use Screening and Information Systems is located in Provo along South University Avenue. Here, the county provides addiction screening and possible referral to treatment. The center also provides drug testing, which is available on a sliding fee scale (as are recommended treatment services).

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Finding Rehabs In Provo

If you’re ready to start recovery and begin living a healthier life, contact a treatment provider today to talk about your treatment options. Some may benefit from residential or outpatient treatment within Provo, while others will find greater success by traveling for rehab out of state.

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Name Location Phone
Central Utah Area of NA (Utah, Sanpete, and Carbon Counties) PO Box 276
Springville, UT 84663,
801-810-4081
Sasquatch Area of NA (Wasatch and Summit Counties) PO Box 687
Heber City, UT 84032
435-200-4814
Utah Area 69 P.O. Box 477
Fillmore, UT 84041

College Programs

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Brigham Young University-Provo

Provo
UT 84602, USA

Counseling Services

Provo College

1450 W 820 N
Provo, UT 84604

AA and NA Meetings in Provo

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Alcoholics Anonymous in Utah Valley 742 N 500 West No. 103 Provo, UT 84601-1481 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Thursday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Friday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Saturday: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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