In the Western portion of the United States, bordering Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, and even New Mexico, is Utah. The state is home to a diverse landscape of mountains, rivers, and valleys. Adventurers nationwide dream of visiting the states "Mighty Five," Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands. It is best known for its incredible views and for being the home to over 2 million Mormons. What many do not know, is that the citizens of Utah are in the middle of a public health crisis. In Utah, Methamphetamines are plaguing its cities. From 2015 to 2019, Meth-related deaths doubled and made up most of the state's rehab admissions. Drug trafficking is another primary concern due to Utah's proximity to so many other states. In Utah, fatal drug overdoses (21.2 deaths per 100,000 people) are so high that they even surpassed the national average (20.7 per 100,000) in 2018. The citizens of Utah may be in the middle of a public health crisis, but luckily, they are not alone. The state and surrounding areas has addiction treatment centers ready to help. Check out some local options.
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