The mission of the Council is to create and coordinate a comprehensive strategy to eliminate substance use and mental health disorders throughout Utah.
The Utah Substance Use Advisory and Mental Health Advisory Council (USAAV+) was created by the 1990 Utah Legislature for the purpose of coordinating the state’s efforts related to substance abuse. As years passed, the dual issue of mental health and substance abuse became evident. Thus, the mission of the Council is to create and coordinate a comprehensive strategy to eliminate substance use and mental health disorders throughout Utah.
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USAAV+ Council is statutorily required to report recommendations annually to the Governor, Legislature, Judicial Council, and Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Reports are presented to the legislature annually.
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Money from the Alcoholic Beverage and Substance Abuse Enforcement and Treatment Restricted Account is distributed yearly to counties and municipalities. The Legislature intends for this money to be used in a balanced approach to reducing the harmful effects of substance abuse, overconsumption of alcoholic products by adults, and alcohol consumption by minors.