Casper, the county seat of Natrona County, is the second largest city in Wyoming. Many people know Casper as “The City of Oil” and that is due to its oil boom. In 2010, Casper got two rankings: the highest-ranked family-friendly small city in the West, and the eighth best small city from US to raise a family. The Casper Mountain, the Laramie Mountain Range and the North Platte River assure the city a nice landscape. However, there are problems in Casper and alcohol and drug addiction is not an exception. That is why, Casper drug treatment facilities provide a wide range of treatment services for people who want to recover.
According to a Wyoming officials report, alcohol was the cause of around 55% of arrests made in 2012 in Natrona County. At the same time, 11% of the arrests made in the same year in Natrona involved other illicit drugs. Around 4% of the total drug arrests involved meth. However, these rates are lower than the state average. Moreover, 79% of traffic crashes in Natrona involved alcohol use and almost 20% implied other drugs.
According to the CDC data the substance abuse mortality rate is quite high in Natrona County and it increased a lot since 1999. Starting from 7 drug related deaths per 100,000 people, this number reached 17 in 2015. Furthermore, the overdose fatalities rate in Natrona is higher than in other regions from the state, including Campbell, and Albany.
In addition to this, the 2015 Behavioral Health Barometer from SAMHSA shows that the most abused drug in Wyoming is alcohol. Moreover, the alcohol use rate in Wyoming is higher than the national average. At the same time, the drug use in Wyoming is lower than the national rate. Almost 8% of Wyoming young residents are abusing other illicit drugs than alcohol.
A report from SAMHSA shows that in 2014, almost 11% and around 15% of Wyoming residents received alcohol and respectively drug treatment. Moreover, there are special facilities and rehab centers in the region that aim to provide assistance, help and support for drug and alcohol addicts. Furthermore, in order to prevent drug abuse and misuse, the Casper Police Department installed a green deposit box with double locks to collect expired and unwanted medications.
In addition to this, the national authorities are addressing the substance abuse issue as well. Last year, the Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act). Therefore, the US Government allocated more than $1 Billion for addiction treatment and rehabilitation all over the country.
If you suffer from an alcohol or drug addiction, help is available. Get Treatment has a list of several of the high quality Casper drug treatment facilities and rehab centers. Moreover, you may choose the best drug treatment that suits your needs. Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268. Here you can get free assessment and insurance verification. You don’t have to go through all this alone, call us and we’ll help you!