60 percent of Utah’s population are members of the Mormon faith. The church readily discourages its members from using illicit drugs, or drinking alcohol. Many Mormons also frown on drinking coffee. So, it comes as a surprise that heroin should be on the state’s radar. The reality is that Utah has been pummeled by heroin abuse and addiction.
Much of the problem can be attributed to prescriptions written for opiates that were/are highly addictive. In Utah, roughly 23 people die from opiated overdoses every month. This has caused a crackdown on the number of prescription that can be written by doctors and pharmacies. People are turning to heroin when they cannot get a prescription filled. It seems ludicrous, but it is a stark reality of what is presently happening in Utah. It is hard to image someone sticking a needle in the vein who has never done that before. This is the type of desperation caused by addiction.
Utah ranks about eight in the country for opioid deaths. At least 70% or more of those deaths are opioid-related. As stated, Utah residents should be among the healthiest in the country. Yes, they allow themselves to fall prey to drug addiction. People in Utah, like other parts of the country, naturally assume that painkillers are safe—because they are prescribed by doctors. Mormons readily see nicotine, illegal drugs, and alcohol as unsafe because they are taught to avoid these things. However, the warning does not apply to painkillers. Those now struggling with opiate and heroin addiction did not start out that way.
Young people are also getting hooked on painkiller stolen from their parent’s medicine cabinet. Many teens assume that painkillers are safe. Why else would their partners have them in their medicine cabinet if they were not? Pills are easy for teens to hide and share. They do not need to be injected either. To fight the opioid problem, lawmakers and manufactures are making painkillers harder to come by. They are also designed so they are harder to dissolve in liquids.
What Rehab Offers
When opioid or heroin addicts arrive at a point where they can no longer afford their habit, financially or physically, they may realize it is time to seek clinical treatment. Hopefully, their lives are not so thoroughly burned out as to render rehab meaningless. Rehab offers a solution. Once a person is accepted into rehab, a thorough assessment is taken to determine if there are underlying mental disorders, such as depression, anxieties or mood swings, that may lead to relapse. Then, doctors can design an individualized treatment plan to help the patient through detox and withdrawal. Detox is the toughest stage for many. This is why residential, in patient treatment, works best for severe addictions.
Rehab also offers effective counseling and cognitive therapy modalities for patients. Patient come to better terms with how their own thinking may have helped lead them to addiction. Rehab works. Enrolling in rehab begins the journey back to sobriety.
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