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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Rock Springs WY

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(307) 672-3473x3801
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Casper VA Outpatient Clinic
(307) 235-4143
4140 South Poplar Street
Casper, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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New Directions
(307) 237-6033
1514 East 12th Street
Casper, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Peak Wellness Center
(307) 634-9653
2526 Seymour Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
Hotline
(307) 634-9653
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alternatives Counseling and
(307) 635-5347
2111 Warren Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Cheyenne VA Medical Center
(307) 778-7550x7341
2360 East Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY
Hotline
(307) 778-7550
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Wyoming SA Trt and Recovery Centers
(307) 672-2044
360 College Meadows Drive
Sheridan, WY
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Cheyenne Community Drug Abuse
(307) 635-0256
1920 Thomes Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
Hotline
(307) 635-0256
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center
(307) 674-7702
1043 Coffen Avenue
Sheridan, WY
Hotline
(307) 674-2065
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Peak Wellness Center
(307) 532-4091
501 Albany Avenue
Torrington, WY
Hotline
(307) 532-4091
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate. Others are high-functioning and can hide their alcoholism and drug addiction for long periods of time before it begins to interfere with their life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Patterns

Someone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction will typically have certain patterns of usage. For example, the must-have nightly cocktails, always having alcohol available in the house or at social functions, mood swings that could indicate someone is high or coming down off of a high, unusual sleeping patterns, isolating, leaving the house at odd hours, frequent visits to the doctor complaining of symptoms that require pain medication – these are patterns to watch.

If alcohol or drug usage is not interfering with an individual’s ability to manage life or relationships, then it’s not yet at a problem level. Some people can use alcohol and drugs for recreational purposes while others get hooked immediately. The best indication is the manageability of a person’s life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Appearance

Generally a person’s appearance and their surroundings are indicative o...

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