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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources in Gillette, Wyoming

Gillette has a long and storied history as a frontier town, a source of rugged individualism, and the home to a tough and resilient population. No one is tough enough to resist addiction on their own, though. Addiction is a chronic and potentially fatal illness that robs addicts of their personalities, their health, and, in some cases, their lives. You don't have to suffer alone, though. Rehab offers hope for permanent and lasting recovery.

Addiction rehab isn't the final stop on the journey for everyone, though. Many people continue to need help long after they've completed rehab. Others prefer to go it alone a bit, relying on support groups as needed. Finding the right Gillette-area support group can help you get and stay sober.

AA Meetings in Gillette

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the world's most popular recovery program, and it's based solely on the peer support model of recovery. Rather than deferring to an expert, you'll gain from the hard-earned wisdom of other recovering addicts. Meetings are free, and occur throughout the day and week. To find an Alcoholics Anonymous group near you, click here.  Links to a few other local programs include:

http://simeetings.com/LA/WYO/GilletteMtgs.html

http://www.theagapecenter.com/AAinUSA/Wyoming.htm

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/article_f0be160d-7a35-52d3-8c69-81b85acc0c66.html

NA Meetings in Gillette

Like AA, NA relies on a step-based peer support model, encouraging recovering addicts to achieve sobriety by working through the program's 12 steps. Participants can also join spin-off groups for specific drugs, such as Pills Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous. To find your local NA meeting, click here. Other local resources include:

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/site/meetings.html

http://www.wyo-braskana.org/find-a-meeting/

http://meetings.intherooms.com/meetings/search?latitude=44.292135&longitude=-105.512545&proximity=100

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Gillette

Addiction is an all-encompassing disease that behaves like a contagious infection, touching everyone with whom it comes into contact. It's not just addicts who suffer. Their loved ones can become co-dependent or obsessed with getting the addict they love clean. Addicts' loved ones may be victimized by an addict's lying, stealing, and perpetual promises to get clean tomorrow. Often, though, tomorrow never comes. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon help family members and friends find ways to live happy lives even when the addict they love continues to abuse alcohol and drugs.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon also gave rise to two spin-off programs. Alateen and Narateen work to help teenagers who have a loved one struggling with the disease of addiction.

You can find a Nar-Anon family group near your home by following this link.

You can find a local Al-Anon meeting here.

Drug Support Groups in Gillette

Though NA is wildly popular and very successful, no program can be everything to everyone. Some participants are uncomfortable with the vague spiritual references made within the program. Others would simply rather supplement NA with a different program. SMART Recovery offers an alternative model, and you can find a local meeting here.

Alcohol Treatment Resources in Gillette

Like NA, AA encourages users to place their trust in a “higher power,” and prayer often plays a role in meetings. If you prefer a secular program, Secular Organizations for Sobriety offers online drug and alcohol support groups here.

Why Seek Help for Your Addiction?

Addiction is a disease that necessitates treatment. Whether you believe it or not, you deserve to get better and you deserve help. If you're like a lot of addicts, though, you may believe you're so broken you can't be repaired. Or maybe you're stuck under an avalanche of denial. Rest assured that you can get better and that treatment really does work. If you're still unsure whether you have an addiction or need rehab, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes to three or more, the odds are very high that you're an addict:

  • Does mental illness run in your family?
  • Do you live or spend a lot of time with other addicts?
  • Do you fear you'll never be able to get clean?
  • Have you experienced symptoms of withdrawal?
  • Do you experience strong negative emotions about your drug or alcohol use?
  • Do people you love beg you to seek help or admit that you are an addict?
  • Do you structure your day around your next chance to use drugs or alcohol?
  • Are other members of your family addicts?
  • Do you have drug or alcohol-caused health problems?
  • Do you spend most of your time with other addicts, or using drugs or alcohol?
  • Have others told you that they're hurt by your use of drugs and alcohol?
  • Do you rely on drugs or alcohol to help you cope with an abusive home environment?
  • Do you rely on alcohol or drugs to feel normal?
  • Do you worry your personality will change or that people won't like you if you get sober?
  • Do you find yourself saying or doing things you regret while drunk or high?
  • Have drugs or alcohol caused you to experience legal or financial problems?
  • Do you become violent, angry, or out of control when under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you abuse alcohol or drugs around children?
  • Do you drive or operate machinery while you're under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you use alcohol or drugs to be more effective at your job or in school?
  • Do you feel unable to function when not under the influence?
  • Have you been arrested due to drugs or alcohol?