How to find rehab in Wyoming
Finding detox in Wyoming can be difficult. Here's everything you need to know about WY rehab options and how to find local treatment as soon as possible.
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Types of rehab in Wyoming
How to pay for detox in Wyoming
State-funded-rehab in Wyoming
According to the CDC, in 2019, 79 people in Wyoming lost their lives to overdose. Another 237 lives were lost to alcohol use.
If you’re struggling with addiction, whether or not you can find treatment in one of our American Addiction Centers facilities, you can find help, and on this page we will talk about your options in Wyoming.
In the following sections we will cover the different types of treatment, how they are paid for, how you can find treatment no matter your financial situation, and licensing and accreditation for reputable programs.
Types of Addiction Treatment in Wyoming
Addiction treatment can be split into three different categories: detox, inpatient care, and outpatient care.
Most physically addictive drugs cause users to experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol withdrawals include shakes, anxiety, sweats, depression, nausea, malaise, agitation, and sometimes seizures and delirium. The withdrawals can last two to five days. Opioid withdrawals cause runny nose, teary eyes, chills, goosebumps, aches, and after one or two days, muscle and abdominal cramps.
Withdrawal symptoms can be medically serious and sometimes fatal, and make quitting difficult. A detox center has medical staff on hand to treat the symptoms, making the process safer and easier.
After detox, or if a patient doesn’t have a serious enough addiction to experience withdrawal symptoms, a patient can get treatment from an inpatient or outpatient facility.
Non-hospital inpatient facilities are called residential programs and their focus is on intensive care and therapy, helping patients recover while isolated from triggers and access to drugs. Residential programs are temporary live-in facilities.
Outpatient facilities focus on therapy and reintegration into society. The patient does not live in the facility, although outpatient facilities can range widely in intensity, some offering only weekly sessions, others offering 12 hour days most days of the week.
This table shows how many of each type of facility is available in Wyoming:
|Type of Care, by number and percent|
|Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization||5||9.43%|
|Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment||11||20.75%|
If your addiction is severe, you should seek treatment from one of the five hospital inpatient facilities or one of the 13 residential facilities that offer detox. Detoxing through withdrawal symptoms and without medical assistance is very difficult and sometimes dangerous. If you are not facing withdrawals, one of the other 17 residential or 41 outpatient facilities can help you address your issues with therapy, isolation from drugs and triggers, and group support.
How do I pay for Detox or Rehab in Wyoming?
Most Wyoming facilities, 98.1 percent, accept private health insurance, and this is how most patients will pay for drug treatment. If you don’t have health insurance but can afford it, the good news is that insurance companies can’t use addiction as a pre-existing condition to turn you down, and they are required to offer coverage for addiction treatment at any level of coverage.
If you can’t afford private health insurance, you likely qualify for Wyoming Medicaid, which you can apply for by calling 855-294-2127. Most facilities, 90.6 percent, accept Medicaid.
If for some reason you can’t get either form of insurance, there are other options we will cover in the section on payment options. Treatment is possible no matter your financial situation.
Costs range dramatically as some facilities are more utilitarian than others, and some are more leisurely and offer more amenities. Costs also depend on whether facilities are state-funded or privately run, as we’ll discuss in the next section.
Comparing State Rehabs and Private Rehabs in Wyoming
As we discussed above, most patients will pay for treatment with their health insurance.
State-funded facilities are paid for through taxes and are often free of charge for patients. At first glance this makes state-funded facilities the ideal option for financially struggling addicts. Unfortunately, access to state-funded facilities is limited. There are only nine local government, two federal government, and one tribal government facilities in Wyoming. State facilities often require a court order for access, and only the most serious cases are accepted.
Private facilities have a reputation for being more leisurely and only accessible to the wealthy. While this is sometimes true, the reality is that most facilities actually offer other payment options, making them accessible to anyone who is struggling, as we’ll discuss in the next section.
This table shows how funding for facilities in Wyoming is broken down by number and percentage:
|Facility Operation, by number and percent|
|Private for Profit||9||16.98%|
|Local, county, or community government||9||16.98%|
As you can see, while state facilities are limited, most private facilities, 60.4 percent, are non-profits. Treatment is well within your reach, no matter your situation.
Alternative Ways to Pay for Rehab in Wyoming
As we discussed above, most patients pay for treatment with insurance, and if you can’t afford private insurance, you likely qualify for Medicaid. That said, many people still don’t have health insurance and can’t get it in a timely manner. In Wyoming, 12.3 percent of the population is uninsured, so if this is you, you aren’t alone.
The costs of treatment aren’t trivial. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that a year of methadone maintenance treatment is $4,700 per patient. So how can financially struggling patients without health insurance get treatment?
The answer is that most facilities offer alternative payment options. Eighty-three percent of the facilities in Wyoming accept sliding scale payments based on your income. More importantly, most facilities, 71.7 percent, offer entirely free treatments or minimal costs to patients who cannot afford treatment. For patients without insurance who can afford to pay for themselves, 100 percent of the facilities in Wyoming accept self-payment.
See this table for the full breakdown of payment options:
|Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent|
|Cash or self-payment||53||100.00%|
|Private Health Insurance||52||98.11%|
|State-financed Health insurance||37||69.81%|
|Federal military insurance||43||81.13%|
|No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients)||0||0.00%|
|IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds||18||33.96%|
|Sliding fee scale||44||83.02%|
|Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay||38||71.70%|
Rehab Licenses and Accreditations in Wyoming
Now that you know about the different types of treatment and how they are paid for, it’s time to address reputability. To get the most out of your treatment you need to make sure the facility is appropriately licensed and accredited.
Any facility offering medical detox services should be licensed with the hospital licensing authority or the state health department. Effective treatment should address mental health with certified professionals, and should be licensed by the state mental health department or state substance abuse agency.
Facilities that go above and beyond should have voluntary accreditation with The Joint Commission or CARF.
This table covers licensing and accreditation in Wyoming:
|Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent|
|Any listed agency/organization||53||100.00%|
|State substance abuse agency||43||81.13%|
|State mental health department||42||79.25%|
|State department of health||49||92.45%|
|Hospital licensing authority||5||9.43%|
|The Joint Commission||7||13.21%|
|Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)||42||79.25%|
|National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)||0||0.00%|
|Council on Accreditation (COA)||0||0.00%|
|Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)||0||0.00%|
|Other national organization or federal, state or local agency||1||1.89%|
The good news is 100 percent of the facilities in Wyoming are licensed or accredited with at least one relevant organization or agency.
Find Detox or Rehab Near Wyoming Now
At American Addiction Centers, our goal is to help people find treatment. If you still have questions, that’s okay. We can help. Call our confidential helpline and speak to one of our team members. We can be reached at 1-888-935-1318.
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