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  • Many Wyoming residents struggle with alcohol or drug addiction. According to 2016 reports, 18.4% of Wyoming residents reported at least one binge-drinking episode per month and approximately 7% of residents reported monthly use of illicit substances.  

    In 2018, 65 Wyoming residents died from a drug-related overdose, and many of these overdose deaths involved prescription opioids.

    Fortunately, Wyoming offers several alcohol and drug rehab center options to state residents, including private treatment facilities and publicly funded rehab centers. 

    If you or a loved one suffers from drug or alcohol addiction in Wyoming, learn more about your treatment options. 

    How To Find & Choose Substance Abuse Treatment In Wyoming

    The Behavioral Health Division of the Wyoming Department of Health oversees addiction treatment services throughout the state. If you’re a Wyoming resident looking for help for a substance use disorder, you can find treatment providers by: 

    As you research your treatment options, finding the right rehab facility for your needs can feel overwhelming. To ensure you get the care you need, consider the following factors: 

    • accreditation: facilities that have national or state accreditation adhere to the highest quality standard of care for addiction treatment 
    • licensed drug and alcohol counselors: all service providers at the treatment facility should hold licensing from the state of Wyoming 
    • evidence-based services: treatment facilities should offer evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, that have research to prove their effectiveness 
    • co-occurring disorders: If you suffer from co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, dual-diagnosis treatment address both conditions in the same program
    • continuum of care: attending a health care facility that offers a full continuum of care allows you to develop stable, trusting relationships with your treatment providers  

    Other important considerations include treatment program length, whether programs align with your personal treatment goals, cost of treatment, and accepted payment methods. 

    Wyoming Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs

    Several levels of care for addiction treatment are available at rehab facilities throughout Wyoming, including: 

    • early intervention and assessments
    • crisis stabilization services
    • withdrawal management services (detoxification)
    • residential treatment services
    • substance use disorder outpatient services
    • mental health outpatient services
    • community housing services and other aftercare services 

    The level(s) of care you require will depend on the results of your initial needs assessment and the recommendation of your treatment provider.  

    Medical Drug & Alcohol Detoxification

    For many people who struggle with addiction, the first step in the rehab process is medical detoxification. Withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous without medical supervision and detox programs are designed to provide 24-hour care throughout the withdrawal process.  

    During detox, you may also receive medication to help alleviate the side effects of withdrawal, as well as behavioral support to prepare you for further treatment.  

    Learn more about Medical Detox Programs

    Residential/Inpatient Drug Rehab

    Completing a stay at a residential treatment facility gives you a valuable opportunity to focus solely on healing and recovery rather than everyday life obligations. 

    When you undergo residential treatment, you’ll have around-the-clock access to a variety of proven therapies for addiction treatment, which may include individual counseling services, cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, wellness classes, and more.  

    Learn more about Residential Drug Rehab Centers

    Outpatient Addiction Treatment

    Outpatient treatment is an ambulatory service for individuals who cannot commit to residential treatment or who have already completed a stay in an inpatient facility.  

    Most rehab centers offer multiple levels of outpatient treatment, including intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and standard outpatient services. IOPs and PHPs provide many of the same services as inpatient treatment.  

    Learn more about Outpatient Drug Rehab Centers

    Medication-Assisted Treatment

    If you suffer from alcohol abuse or opioid dependency, your provider may include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of your treatment program. 

    MAT integrates approved medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, with behavioral therapy to enhance the treatment process. 

    Learn more about Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs

    Aftercare Support

    After you complete a dedicated rehab program, your lifelong recovery journey is just beginning. Your treatment provider will work with you to develop an aftercare plan designed to provide ongoing access to valuable support systems and services to help you avoid relapse.  

    Most treatment facilities offer a variety of aftercare services, including:

    Learn more about Aftercare Support Services

    Using Health Insurance For Addiction Treatment In Wyoming

    If you have a private health insurance policy or public insurance, like Medicaid or Medicare, your benefits may provide partial or full coverage for addiction treatment. When you’re ready to seek treatment, you can learn more about your insurance coverage by: 

    • contacting treatment facilities directly to ask whether they accept your insurance and are in your provider network
    • calling the number on your insurance card to discuss your benefits with an insurance representative
    • speaking with the benefits administrator at your job if you have employer-funded health insurance
    • calling the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to discuss your coverage if you have this type of public insurance  

    If You Don’t Have Insurance

    If you’re a Wyoming resident who doesn’t have insurance, there are many state-funded addiction treatment facilities throughout the state. 

    These facilities are regulated by the Behavioral Health Division of the Wyoming Department of Health, which means they must adhere to the highest quality standard of care. They may also offer treatment at low-cost or on a sliding fee scale. 

    Wyoming Substance Abuse Facts

    From 2015 to 2020, drug-related overdose deaths increased in Wyoming.

    Other substance abuse facts from Wyoming include:

    • In 2020, a reported 60 opioid-related deaths occurred.
    • The 2020 opioid overdose deaths accounted for 59.4% of all drug-related deaths.
    • The 2020 overdose death rate in Wyoming was 17.3 deaths per 100,000 residents.
    • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, less than 1% of residents age 12 or older reported opioid dependence in the prior year.
    • Almost 7% of adults are estimated to live with alcohol use disorder.

    With concerns surrounding growing mental health and substance abuse problems in the state, many major employers have offered better insurance coverage for behavioral health issues like addiction.

    Addiction Treatment At Ark Behavioral Health

    At Ark Behavioral Health, we understand addiction looks different for everyone. That’s why we offer a full continuum of care to address the needs of a diverse patient base. 

    We’re proud to offer Wyoming residents fully accredited treatment at any one of our Massachusetts locations, which include: 

    To learn more about our treatment centers, please connect with our helpline today.  

    Wyoming Addiction Treatment FAQ

    How Do I Access Treatment In Wyoming?

    If you’re a Wyoming resident looking for help overcoming a substance use disorder, there are several ways you can access treatment, including: 

    • calling the national substance abuse hotline at 1-800-662-HELP
    • asking your primary care provider for an addiction treatment referral
    • using SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
    • calling Wyoming 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 for personal assistance finding the services you need  

    What Does Addiction Treatment Look Like In Wyoming?

    Addiction treatment in Wyoming typically begins with an individualized needs assessment. The assessment will help your provider determine which level(s) of care are best suited to your needs.  

    Detox services, residential treatment, outpatient programs, medication-assisted treatment, and aftercare support services are all available at accredited treatment centers throughout the state.  

    Does Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment In Wyoming?

    Yes, private insurance policies, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, can help cover the cost of addiction treatment in Wyoming. 

    Most providers accept private insurance plans, but your out-of-pocket costs will depend on your benefits, deductible, and whether you choose an in-network provider.  

    Can I Go To Drug Rehab In Wyoming Without Insurance?

    Yes, you can go to drug rehab in Wyoming even if you don’t have insurance. You can pay for treatment out of pocket or if you cannot afford rehab, you can go to a state-funded treatment center.  

    These facilities base their fees on income, which means you may be able to receive low-cost or free treatment if you qualify. 

    Are There Walk-in Opioid Clinics In Wyoming?

    Yes, there are walk-in opioid clinics in Wyoming. Most are located in larger municipalities, such as Casper, Cheyenne, Sheridan, and Gillette.  

    Are There Free Or State-Funded Rehab Centers In Wyoming?

    Yes, Wyoming has community-based substance abuse treatment providers who offer treatment regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. 

    For more information on free and state-funded rehab options in Wyoming, you can browse the Wyoming Department of Health’s Community Substance Use Treatment Providers page.  

    How Long Does Drug Rehab Last In Wyoming?

    Most rehab programs require 30-90 for completion. However, long-term treatment programs lasting up to six months are also available. Your treatment provider will determine your program length based on the results of your initial needs assessment and your progress through rehab.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse - Types of Treatment Programs
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
    Wyoming Department of Health - Community Substance Use Treatment Providers
    Wyoming Department of Health - Rules and Regulations
    Wyoming Department of Health - Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, General Provisions
    Wyoming Department of Health - Opioids
    KFF - Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets: Wyoming

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