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The situation: The Deseret News - in an interview with
national Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske -  reported that meth is the
No. 1 illegal drug of choice for all Utahns and accounts for
about 30% of the 19,000 admissions to public drug abuse
treatment programs. Use more recently has decreased, in
part because of a strong "End Meth Now" campaign. Still,
End Meth Now organizers say nearly three-quarters of women
in treatment are mothers ages 18 to 35.

Meth in Utah:

-- Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine have fallen almost steadily since 2005 when nearly 50 Kg. of meth was intercepted according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

-- According to the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, nearly 2,000 children entered state custody as a result of drug abuse in their home.

-- -- Spending for substance-abuse treatment, prevention and research:
                                   Amount    Per capita  Pct. of budget
Virginia           $43M $5.65 0.17%
U.S. average    $65M       $10.64        0.37%
(From The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University) 
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  Utah  U.S.
4.1%
3.9%
Youth report
High school students who say they have tried meth at least once in their life.
Source: CDC Youth Risk Behavior survey
Utah meth lab incidents, 2004-2009
2004          2005           2006          2007           2008          2009
76
57
34
8
14
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