Utah doctors prescribe controlled substances at a higher rate than many other states. Utah’s predomintately religious culture views taking illicit substances different from taking controlled substances with a prescription. Are they different? Are people looking for doctors to validate their drug use/abuse? You decide.
Great Ted Talk about the courage it takes to open up and “come out” of any “closet.” It takes courage to go to therapy and commit to really working on yourself.
I found this article to be interesting as there is so much perfectionism in Utah culture.
Mental illness impacts more of the American population than most people realize. depression and anxiety are quite common along with many other mood disorders.