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Rock Springs, Wyoming Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources

Addiction is a potentially deadly illness. To an outsider looking in, it's easy to judge the behavior of an addict. But once an addict is dependent on a substance, quitting without help is virtually impossible. Just as insulin can treat diabetes and chemotherapy can treat cancer, drug and alcohol rehab can treat addiction. No matter how much an addict has suffered or how much suffering that addict has caused, rehab offers hope for a better future.

Some addicts are uncomfortable telling others they're going to rehab. Others need time to save money. Some prefer a do-it-yourself approach, and still others simply need something additional to supplement what they've already learned in rehab. This is where support groups come into the picture. By leaning on other recovering addicts, you give yourself a potentially powerful avenue for lasting recovery.

AA Meetings in Rock Springs

Alcoholics Anonymous focuses on meeting addicts where they are, and it's no wonder. This program was created by a recovering addict, so AA is highly sympathetic to the various ways addicts suffer. The program encourages addicts to work through its 12 steps, commit to a life of sobriety, and make amends to those they have hurt. Meetings are free, and occur throughout the day and week. Ready to find the best Alcoholics Anonymous group near you? Click here. Links to a few other local programs include:

AA Meetings Search

Rock Springs AA Meetings

Agape Center Meetings

NA Meetings in Rock Springs

Narcotics Anonymous uses a model almost identical to that which is embraced in AA. NA, however, focuses on helping addicts quit abusing drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. NA also offers several drug-specific programs, such as Pills Anonymous and Marijuana Anonymous. To find your local NA meeting, click here. Other local resources include:

Wyoming Narcotics Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous Meetings

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Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Rock Springs

Addiction victimizes the loved ones of addicts almost as much as it harms the addicts themselves. Addicts frequently lie, steal, and even abandon loved ones. They may refuse help for months or even years. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon endeavor to help people who love addicts weather these painful storms. These programs focus on helping loved ones set boundaries, move out of codependency, and achieve happiness. By working these programs' 12 steps, you'll even find ways to be okay if the addict you love never seeks help.

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.

Find your local Nar-Anon family groups here.

Find your local Al-Anon family groups here.

Drug Support Groups in Rock Springs

It's common for NA groups to pray, and many meet in churches. The program also encourages participants to trust in a “higher power.” While this higher power doesn't have to be religious, NA may not be right for people who don't believe in spiritual causes. SMART Recovery offers a secular recovery model, and you can find a local meeting here.

Alcohol Treatment Resources in Rock Springs

AA, like NA, isn't always the best fit for everyone recovering from an addiction. Secular Organizations for Sobriety offers online drug and alcohol support groups here.

Reasons to Seek Help for Addiction

Addiction has the ability to change your personality, undermine your judgment, and even convince you you don't need help. Denial is a common symptom of the disease of addiction. While denial is normal, it's also dangerous because it convinces you you don't need help – even when your need for help is desperate. Ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes to more than three or four, you probably have an addiction:

  • Are you scared of getting sober?
  • Do you rely on drugs or alcohol to cope with an unhealthy living environment?
  • Do you worry you won't be able to be yourself without drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you hurt other people to get drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you break the law to get drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you drive, bicycle, or operate heavy machinery while drunk or high?
  • Do you use alcohol or drugs around children?
  • Do you work or study while high or drunk?
  • Do you do things you regret under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you have drug or alcohol-related health problems?
  • Do you have trouble remembering what you do when you're drunk or high?
  • Do you have drug or alcohol-related financial problems?
  • Do you live or spend a lot of time with other addicts?
  • Do you think sobriety will be impossible for you?
  • Have you previously tried to quit, but failed?
  • Have you experienced severe withdrawal symptoms when you've previously tried to quit?
  • Do other people in your family struggle with addiction?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious?
  • Do you organize your day around the use of alcohol or drugs?
  • Do your loved ones plead with you to seek help or admit you're an addict?
  • Have you been arrested because of drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you use drugs or alcohol to manage stress, cope with health problems, or delay treatment for mental illness? 
  • Do you experience self-loathing?
  • Do you think your substance use has fundamentally changed your personality?
  • Have drugs or alcohol caused you to lose a relationship or job?
  • Have you given up important parts of your life to be able to use drugs or alcohol?