During fiscal year 2016, 7274 people attended DUI Education classes.
Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among youth. In fact, nearly one in every three 12th graders reported drinking alcohol sometime in their life. The same survey shows that close to 14% of 12th graders reported using alcohol in the past 30 days.
Opioid-Use Disorders in Utah: A Public Health Crisis
Opiates are drugs derived from opium. The term “opioid” is used for the entire family of opiates including prescribed, illicit natural, synthetic, and semi-synthetic opiate.
In the last decade, opioid overdose deaths
in Utah increased by 400%. Utah has the
4th highest rate of overdose deaths in the United States. Over 90,000 individuals in Utah, ages 12 and older, reported nonmedical use of prescription opioids in the last year.
An opioid-use disorder is defined as the repeated occurrence within a 12-month period of 2 or more of 11 problems, including withdrawal, giving up important life events in order to use opioids, and excessive time spent using opioids. A cluster of 6 or more of the criteria below indicate a severe condition.
In Fiscal Year 2012, 30.7% of clients served had an opioid-use disorder. This number rose to 38.8% in Fiscal Year 2016, marking a percent increase of 26.4%.
2-month period of 2 or more of 11 problems, including withdrawal, giving up important life events in order to use opioids, and excessive time spent using opioids. A cluster of 6 or more of the criteria listed on the website below indicate a severe condition.