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Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Rock Springs, Wyoming

If you're like many Rock Springs-area addicts, you're probably plagued with feelings of doubt, and perhaps even self-loathing. There's good news, though: no matter how stigmatized you feel now, addiction really isn't your fault. Substance abuse is a serious, progressive, life-threatening illness. Recovery from addiction, though, is not only possible, but well within your reach. Millions of addicts just like you have sought and achieved sobriety through inpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs, and you can do it, too.

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Treatment in Rock Springs, Wyoming

Known locally as the home of 56 nationalities, Rock Springs saw a massive population increase during the building of the Union Pacific Railroad. This population boom continues to affect life in Rock Springs. The area is much more diverse than most other regions in Wyoming. Today, though, the population is small - hovering around 23,000. A significant portion of that population struggles with addiction. Surveys suggest that between 10% and 15% of residents are or have been addicts.

Alcohol is the most widely abused drug in Rock Springs. Ninety percent of adults drink at least once per year, and 15% of these drinkers eventually go on to become alcoholics.

Many alcoholics allow themselves to be lured into a false sense of security by the fact that alcohol is legal. But legal does not mean safe. Alcohol kills 88,000 people each year, but alcohol detox can help you achieve lasting sobriety.

Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in Rock Springs, with about 40% of adults trying the drug at least once. As marijuana laws in the U.S. become increasingly lax, many marijuana addicts become progressively more adamant that the drug is not addictive. Though marijuana is less addictive than alcohol, it's anything but safe, and about 5% of users eventually get hooked. Marijuana rehab offers you a chance to move past your addiction.

Even more of a threat to Rock Springs than other drugs, though, are prescription drugs. These highly addictive substances are now the leading cause of drug-related deaths both in Rock Springs and across the nation. Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and other drugs are powerful substances with a strong addictive draw. Prescription drug rehab, though, can help you overcome your addiction and find more appropriate ways to treat any underlying medical conditions for which you initially used the prescription drugs.

Hard drugs such as PCP, meth, cocaine, crack, and similar substances are the source of much suffering in Rock Springs. Heroin use in particular is on the rise, and some heroin users rely on prescription opiates when they can't get access to heroin. Heroin rehab, meth rehab, or cocaine rehab can help you move past these addictions.

Why Should I Seek Alcohol Rehab in Rock Springs, Wyoming?

Alcohol is part of everyday life in Rock Springs. From religious events to children's birthday parties, alcohol is virtually impossible to avoid. This means that many addicts are able to publicly abuse alcohol without anyone else noticing - often for years. It further serves as a justification for ongoing alcohol abuse. After all, if alcohol is everywhere, it can't be that bad. But alcohol is a dangerous and potentially deadly drug. If you've grown dependent on alcohol, you need to break the cycle now, before it's too late.

The omnipresent nature of alcohol poses a serious challenge for recovering alcoholics.

You'll need to learn to avoid alcohol where possible. Complete avoidance, though, is a pipe dream. The right alcohol treatment program can help you gain a mastery over your addiction that's strong enough to help you resist temptation even when others are drinking.

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Why Should I Seek Drug Rehab in Rock Springs, Wyoming?

Drug use is just one component of the addiction equation. Drug addiction is a potentially fatal disease with a host of symptoms. One of the most powerful symptoms is denial, which convinces addicts that they don't' really have a problem and don't really need help. Addiction also breeds radical personality changes; some addicts even abandon their families.

People who abuse prescription drugs and marijuana are particularly vulnerable to denial. Prescription drug users may mistakenly believe that a substance prescribed by a doctor cannot be dangerous, while marijuana users can point to the 23 states in which the drug is now legal.

A drug doesn't have to be illegal to be dangerous, though, and even drugs that treat legitimate medical conditions can be harmful.

Virtually everyone knows that street drugs such as as meth, cocaine, crack, and heroin are addictive. But some addicts are even insistent that these drugs aren't addictive!

Message boards, other addicts, and the power of denial all help addicts support these claims, but there's no escaping the addictive nature of hard drugs. Drug detox and drug treatment programs are typically the only way to get off of these harmful chemicals.

It's not the drugs you use or why and how you use them that matters. Instead, addiction's primary trait is continuing to use a drug in spite of negative life consequences. If you're not sure whether you're an addict, consider the following common symptoms of addiction:

  • You rely on drugs or alcohol to cope with everyday life or to feel normal.
  • You have a family history of addiction; addiction is both genetic and influenced by the early lessons you learned from your family.
  • You've relapsed before.
  • You increasingly need higher doses of the drug to get the same effects you once got with a lower dose.
  • When you try to quit or go long periods without using, you experience symptoms of withdrawal.
  • You neglect things that used to be important to you because of drugs or alcohol.
  • You prioritize drugs or alcohol over family, friends, or your career.
  • You're dishonest with yourself or others about your use of drugs or alcohol.
  • You keep trying to quit, but have been unable to successfully do so.

Addiction is a disease built on secrecy and denial. Denying your problems won't make them go away, though. Instead, seeking treatment now is the very best way to ensure a brighter tomorrow. The cost of rehab is nothing compared to the cost of addiction.

No two rehab centers are exactly alike. Alcohol and drug detox and treatment centers offer a wide variety of services, and the cost of treatment is partially dependent on the services you pursue. It's important to ask lots of questions to ensure you've chosen the place that best matches your needs and values. In most cases, you'll gain access to, at minimum, the following services:

  • Regular therapy sessions with a therapist who specializes in treating recovering addicts.
  • Group support services such as 12-step programs, support groups, and group therapy.
  • Help for your family, including family therapy, family visitation days and outings, and family education sessions.
  • Medical supervision as you go through detox, as well as a doctor's help to manage any medical conditions - whether physical or mental - you have.
  • A drug and alcohol-free environment.
  • Individual therapy and counseling with a therapist who is highly experienced at working with addicts.
  • Enrichment activities designed to keep your mind off of drugs and alcohol and help you learn new skills.

Rehab usually takes about 45 days, but your stay may range from a few weeks to a few months. Ultimately, the length of your rehab stay is up to you, but your treatment team will advise you about when you're ready to check out and face independent sober living.

Addiction breeds hopelessness. To cope with this hopelessness, many addicts deny altogether that they're addicts, or convince themselves that they'll magically get better without treatment. But addiction is a disease, and diseases mandate treatment. Though a few addicts may be able to get sober on their own, rehab makes the process much less painful. If you're unsure whether you need rehab, consider these clues that you may need professional treatment to get sober:

  • You have a family history of mental illness or addiction.
  • You have experienced serious symptoms of withdrawal.
  • You feel depressed or are convinced you'll never be able to get clean.
  • People you love don't support you, or actively try to undermine your attempts at sobriety.
  • You've lost a relationship or job because of your addiction.
  • You live with addicts, or most of your friends abuse drugs.
  • You mix alcohol with drugs, or are addicted to multiple substances.
  • You've previously been an addict.
  • You've experienced financial or legal problems due to your addiction.
  • You have physical or mental health problems (including health problems caused by your addiction)

What is Detox?

The body does amazing things to protect itself. One way your body keeps you safe is by building a tolerance to drugs and alcohol, thus reducing the effects they have on you. AS you build a tolerance, though, your body becomes increasingly dependent on drugs or alcohol to feel normal. When you suddenly stop using an addictive substance,then, your body protests. The detox process frequently causes symptoms such as shaking, anxiety, anger, depression, muscle pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, and nightmares. In some cases, symptoms become more serious. Opiate users in particular often face a long and challenging detox journey. The good news, though, is that if you don't relapse, you'll only have to go through detox once.

Detox is a bit different for everyone. Your health, age, the drugs you use, how long you've used drugs, and a variety of other factors can affect how long you're in detox. No matter what, though, detox is a short process, ranging from a few days to no longer than about two weeks.

During detox, you'll need to focus on your recovery and well-being. You don't need a lot of stuff, since you're probably not going to be doing much aside from staying sober. Ask your intake coordinator what you'll need and what should stay behind. In general, though, plan on taking the supplies you'll need for a week or two of detox - clothes, toiletries, and a bit of entertainment.

How to Choose a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming

No addiction treatment center can give you a guarantee that you'll do well in rehab. Any program that does that is a place you'll want to stay away from. Having said that, how do you know what to look for in a drug and alcohol rehab? How do you know when you've found one that will provide excellent care for you? There are some characteristics you should look for.

  • They offer medical care. Your addiction is a serious problem that requires medical attention. This means that you may need a medical approach to detox. It's possible that you are at risk for complications as you recover too. In that case, you'll need to know that help is readily available for you.
  • They treat co-occurring disorders. These are conditions that often are in place along with addictions. For example, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder are all types of co-occurring disorders. It's not enough just to treat your addiction. Any program that will be beneficial for you will also treat the underlying cause.
  • They have a success rate that's higher than average. Again, you're not looking for a guarantee. However, you do want to know that they've helped other people be successful. It's OK to ask about their success rates.
  • They are accredited through The Joint Commission. JCAHO only accredits programs that meet certain standards of high quality treatment. If they are an accredited program, you can be sure your treatment will be excellent.
  • They seem to truly care about your recovery. You don't want to choose an addiction treatment facility where you feel like just another patient. You want one that will make you feel as though your recovery matters. They should be determined to help you be successful, no matter what it takes.

There are several Rock Springs NA meetings that you can choose from if you'd prefer to start there. They include:

Meeting Days and Times:
Sundays: 12pm and 6pm
Mondays: 12pm and 8pm
Tuesdays: 12pm and 7pm
Wednesdays: 12pm and 8pm
Thursdays: 12pm and 7pm
Fridays: 12pm and 8pm
Saturdays: 12pm and 7pm

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1869 Sunset Drive
Rock Springs, WY

You can also find Rock Springs, WY AA meetings. The locations, days and times are listed below:

Rock Springs Group
The Other Side Club
402 S. Main St.
Rock Springs, WY
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Meeting Days and Times:
Sundays: 11am, 6:30pm, 8pm
Mondays: 12pm, 6:30pm (Spanish Speaking), 8pm
Tuesdays: 12pm, 8pm
Wednesdays: 12pm, 6:30pm (Spanish Speaking), 8pm
Thursdays: 12pm, 7pm, 8pm
Fridays: 12pm, 6:30pm (Spanish Speaking), 8pm
Saturdays: 12pm, 8pm

First Things First Group
Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Dr.
Rock Springs, WY
The meeting is held in room 1348
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Meeting Days and Times:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30pm

Why Choose Northpoint?

Addiction can rip your life to shreds, but at Northpoint Recovery, we specialize in helping you put the pieces back together. Our staff of highly skilled addiction experts has helped adult men and women just like you get and stay clean. We know the journey toward recovery isn't easy, but it is worth it. We honor the courage you've shown by researching treatment options. Now let us show you the next step.

Our Boise, Idaho location offers you a break from the pressures of life at home. Many of our clients report that coming here removed a weight from their shoulders, allowing them to focus solely on their recovery and well-being. We'll work with you to get you sober, then help you master the skills you need to protect your sobriety for a lifetime. Our treatments work; we use only evidence-based approaches, and we stay on the cutting edge of addiction medicine.

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