There are a large numbers of Utah teenagers who are victims of substance abuse and this has to do with the easy availability of the same. Teenagers are of the opinion that it is very easy to lay your hands on any type of drug or any kind of alcohol. Young people took the help of their friends to get alcohol and sometimes they even find it easily in their parent’s liquor cabinets. Because of the easy availability of the drugs and the alcohol, Utah is leading the nation in terms of prescription drug abuse. This menace is plaguing Utahans from all side.
Prescription drugs are killing the teenagers in the same amount as street drugs are, in fact the effect of the prescription drugs are felt much more than the streets drugs. Cocaine is easily available in all areas of Utah however crack cocaine is more limited to the larger cities. Mexican brown and black tar heroin is very much available throughout Utah which also gets distributed in the major cities. Marijuana is also easily available in Utah however the largest drug on hand in Utah is methamphetamine e which is locally available as well as frequently produced by Mexican criminal groups.
It’s not only the use of drugs which is creating havoc in the life of teenagers, but alcohol related deaths and accidents are on the rise in Utah. 67 Utahans die each year due to alcohol consumption. Innocent children also become the victims of the road accidents because of these drunken drivers.