Illustrating the Daniels Fund's impact in the communities we serve

Central Wyoming Counseling Center

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

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Capital Campaign
Grant Funding Area:
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
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Grant purpose:  To help construct a new 95-bed residential substance abuse treatment center in Casper, Wyoming.

How this organization is helping make lives better:   Established in 1959, the Central Wyoming Counseling Center is the oldest and largest mental health and substance abuse treatment facility in central Wyoming. 

In response to an alarming increase in Meth use in the state, the organization has been part of a community-led task force to target substance abuse, with a particular focus on methamphetamine. The task force identified the need for greater prevention efforts and increased treatment. Unfortunately, the limited number of residential treatment beds available has prevented many from accessing treatment. The Center itself has had a standing wait list for its treatment programs.

A new 86-bed residential substance abuse treatment facility was completed in September 2008.  The 43,500 square foot facility has separate treatment areas for men, women, and children.

Impact story:  “Mike” entered the residential treatment program for meth addiction at the Central Wyoming Counseling Center (CWCC) in 2006 hoping to put the pieces of his life back together. 

“The last months of my life had been hell on earth,” he explained. “I entered treatment full of self-doubt and telling myself, I am certain to fail again.”

Methamphetamine is a synthetic drug that induces a strong feeling of euphoria and is highly addictive. It is typically injected or smoked, resulting in a “high” that lasts for hours. Addicts frequently binge on the drug for several days before finally collapsing in exhaustion.

CWCC provides residential substance abuse care to those in need without regard to their ability to pay. The program gave Mike the time and support he needed to overcome his meth addiction. “The program helped me slowly put the pieces together,” he explained. “I left treatment feeling good about myself, yet with a new respect for the sickness I’ll have to continue to confront,” he added.

For more information, please contact:
Central Wyoming Counseling Center
1430 Wilkins Circle
Casper, WY   82601
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