Substance Abuse Resources
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Casper Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Casper, Wyoming is known for scenic views and a peaceful atmosphere, but for many of its citizens, substance abuse is an issue. Alcohol and drug addiction does a lot of damage to the lives of both individuals and families. Everyone has a knowledge of the kind of destruction that illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin can do, but legal drugs like prescription medications and alcohol can be just as harmful.

Wyoming is known to have a problem with substance misuse. Most people don’t know it, but 16% of all people in Wyoming experience drug or alcohol addiction. This is why the state also has an increased suicide rate as compared to the rest of the country.

Can something be done about this epidemic in Wyoming and the rest of the country? Yes. Treatment must start on an individual level, which means you don’t need to suffer anymore if you are affected by drug or alcohol addiction.

If you’d like to learn more about drug addiction treatment in Casper, Wyoming, this guide will help you with all of the resources that you need.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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million people with prescription painkillers use disorder

If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, especially opioids, you might feel like you are the only one. This is certainly not the case. In 2014, it was reported that 1.9 million American adults met the criteria for having prescription painkillers use disorder. The good news is that you no longer need to let it control your life. Call us today at The Recovery Village, and we can show you a path to healing.

Finding Help in Casper

Casper, Wyoming Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

There are a number of possibilities for alcohol or drug addiction in Casper, Wyoming. The first thing you need to do is think about the different treatment programs and which one will be the most beneficial for you. Everyone has a different situation, and every person that struggles with addiction will need a different approach to treatment. Here are the treatment programs that will be available.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    The most in-depth treatment program, residential (also called retreat-based or inpatient) treatment provides the patients with access to healthcare professionals around the clock. Patients will be expected to take part in 12-step work, therapy, healing activities and substance misuse classes, and they will live on site.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    One step down from residential treatment, the patients in a PHP will have access to healthcare professionals while in the facility though they won’t live on campus. They will still be expected to take part in 12-step work, healing activities, substance misuse classes and therapy (both group and individual).

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    One step down from a PHP, the patients have access to minimal healthcare though they shouldn’t be in need of it as much. They’ll stay in housing that is provided on campus or at home, and they’ll still be expected to participate in 12-step work, healing activities, substance misuse classes and therapy (both group and individual).

With all of the choices for treatment, it may seem overwhelming. Numerous people will choose a national treatment center like The Recovery Village. In treatment centers such as these, they’ll have access to the most experienced addiction professionals so that they’ll be able to have an individualized plan of treatment.

Detox Centers

Detox centers are available in Casper. You might need to detox more than other people if you’re addicted to benzodiazepines, opioids or alcohol. Detoxification is the initial step in the process of rehabilitation. Detox will happen before a treatment program begins. If you attempt to detox by yourself, you might relapse. A detox center will ensure that you have the medical supervision that’s necessary to make sure you get through withdrawal symptoms that you might have.

It’s critical that you understand the detox process is just the first thing you’ll have to do in alcohol or drug addiction treatment. A detox center by itself won’t have you begin the emotional or psychological work which is necessary for your recovery. The best action you can take is to select a treatment center that will help you with the detox process and then enroll you immediately in a residential treatment program. You can begin the real work in a treatment program.

With a national treatment facility like The Recovery Village, both treatment programs and detox programs are included. In addition, an aftercare plan will be put into place that will help patients to stay on the straight and narrow path.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Recovery programs such as SMART Recovery or Alcoholics Anonymous are an important part of successful aftercare. There are many meetings in the Casper area for your convenience.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

The most respected recovery group on the globe is Alcoholics Anonymous. Beginning in 1935, the fellowship has been assisting millions of people who struggle with alcohol addiction to achieve and maintain sobriety for decades. While members are encouraged to find a sponsor (experienced member to be a mentor) to help them work through the 12 steps, the only requirement for being a member is the desire to stop drinking. There are several meetings in Casper, and here are a few options.

  • A Sufficient Substitute Group
    Where:
    12-24 Club
    500 S. Wolcott St.
    Casper, WY 82601

  • New Hope Group
    Where:
    917 N. Beech St.
    Casper, WY 82601

  • Coffee Break Group
    Where:
    12-24 Club
    500 S. Wolcott St.
    Casper, WY 82601

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Founded in 1953, Narcotics Anonymous is now the second largest recovery group in the world. Using the same 12 steps as Alcoholics Anonymous, NA is mainly meant for those who have drug addiction as opposed to alcohol addiction. Like AA, NA encourages its members to go through the 12 steps and to get a sponsor, but also like AA, the only thing it requires of its members is a desire to stop using drugs. There are several meetings in the Casper area. Here are a few.

  • Water Treatment Plant
    Where:
    1020 6th St. S.
    Thermopolis, WY 82443

  • 12-14 Club
    Where:
    500 S. Wolcott St.
    Casper, WY 82601

  • Saint Stephen’s Episopal Church
    Where:
    4700 S. Poplar St.
    Casper, WY 82601

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is an acronym for Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Training, and it is the largest alternative to 12-step programs in the world. It was founded in 1994, and it is based more on scientific research about addiction. It encourages members to become self-reliant and self-empowered. While there are currently no meetings within 100 miles of Casper, there are many meetings online on their website.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon (founded in 1951) and Nar-Anon (founded in 1968) provide friends, family members and loved ones of those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol with a place to go to find support among others who are close to people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Loving a person with substance use disorder can be a challenge, and loved ones often need a place to go to find their own support. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon give them that. Here are the meetings in your area.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
    701 S. Wolcott St.
    Casper, WY 82601

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    First United Methodist
    302 E. 2nd St.
    Casper, WY 82601

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    12-14 Club
    500 S. Wolcott St.
    Casper, WY 82601

While drug addiction treatment in Casper, Wyoming, is not hard to find, it’s worth it to look at nearby cities for additional resources.

Local Communities Served

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Casper was last modified: August 7th, 2017 by The Recovery Village