What is Dependency, Abuse and Addiction?

The following criteria can indicate Dependency, Abuse or Addiction:

  • Tolerance (taking more to get the same effect)
  • Withdrawal symptoms (sick to your stomach, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety)
  • Use in larger amounts or for longer periods than intended
  • Cannot quit or control how much is consumed (persistent desire)
  • Chronic behavior to obtain, use or recover from effects of alcohol/drugs
  • Giving up other activities because of alcohol/drug use
  • Use is continued despite harm to relationships and/or health

What are Co-Occuring Disorders?

Also known as dual-diagnosis, refers to the presence of one or more addiction problems that are complicated by co-existing psychiatric disorders, such as, but not limited to:

  • Major Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder, etc.
  • Chronic Pain Management

What kind of substance dependency/abuse/addiction does Wyoming Recovery treat?

  • Amphetamine type stimulants (speed, diet pills, methamphetamine (meth), ecstasy, etc.)
  • Cannabis (marijuana, pot, grass, hash, etc.)
  • Cocaine (coke, crack, etc.)
  • Hallucinogens (LSD, acid, mushrooms, PCP, Special K, etc.)
  • Inhalants (nitrous, glue, petrol, paint thinner, gasoline etc.)
  • Opioids (heroin, Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycotin, methadone, codeine, etc.)
  • Sedatives or Sleeping pills (valium, Advavant, Serepax, Rohypnol, etc.)
  • Tobacco products (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, etc.)
  • Other (bath salts, spice, designer drugs, etc)

Comprehensive, Flexible Treatment



Wyoming Recovery tailors comprehensive, flexible treatments for alcohol and other drug addictions to the individual needs and schedules of our patients. Our goal is to assist each person with life changes that will enable ongoing abstinence and recovery, resulting in improved health and function for our patients and their families.

Our treatment approach is holistic, addressing physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of health. We provide group and individual therapy, a wide variety of assignments and educational/therapeutic experiences, as well as access to daily twelve step groups.

Levels of Care



At Wyoming Recovery, a patient may begin treatment at residential or outpatient levels of care, depending on the assessment of multiple dimensions, such as: need for detoxification, presence of complicating physical or emotional symptoms and level of support in home/work environments. Typically, a patient will transition from one level to another depending on progress, there is not a fixed length of stay. We offer the following levels of care:

DETOXIFICATION: Medical monitoring and support for patients experiencing or anticipating significant withdrawal symptoms. Medications are prescribed when necessary and patients are cared for in a 24-hour setting.

RESIDENTIAL: Seven days per week programming in supervised, 24-hour housing, with our full range of therapeutic and educational services.

PARTIAL DAY/EVENING TREATMENT: This treatment option follows most or all of the residential schedule but is for patients who do not require 24-hour care and who will spend nights at home.

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM: Provides nine or more hours a week of group and individual therapy while living at home and possibly continuing to work. This can be the level of entry to treatment or a transition from residential treatment.

CONTINUING CARE: As a part of the relapse prevention program, continuing care offers weekly group sessions while allowing time to integrate back into a life of sobriety.

CLINIC: Both doctors see patients in the office for sobriety enhancing medications, such as Suboxone and pain management, plus psychiatric care.

Continuing Care and Relapse Prevention

Successful long-term recovery is more likely with longer involvement in the treatment process. Wyoming Recovery offers weekly continuing care sessions for the months after completion of residential or Intensive Outpatient levels of care. In these groups, graduates address various issues of sober living in the real world setting, helping to reduce the risk of relapse.

Professional Programs

Addictions affect people from every walk of life. There are particular issues that make diagnosis, treatment and reentry challenging when addiction occurs in a physician, nurse, pharmacist, attorney, executive or other professional. Often there are highly developed defenses, as well as heightened senses of guilt and shame. Regulation and licensure issues can permanently threaten careers. Wyoming Recovery’s Professionals Program incorporates local recovering professionals, support groups, augmented psychological/psychiatric assessments, advocacy, and aftercare.