drugs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Pine Bluffs Recovery Center May Close For Lack Of Funds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pine-bluffs-recovery-center-may-close-lack-funds <p>The Chrysalis house is an addiction treatment center in Pine Bluffs with a unique mission: it provides a home for recovering women and their children.</p><p>But the program doesn’t have enough money to stay open much longer.</p><p>“We really have been very devoted to the program which is why we took on that financial risk a long time ago,” says Dr. David Birney, Executive Director of Cheyenne’s Peak Wellness Center, which operates the Chrysalis house. “At this point there just aren’t sufficient funds to support it.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:45:50 +0000 Miles Bryan 60712 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pine Bluffs Recovery Center May Close For Lack Of Funds Park County experiencing Hepatitis-C outbreak http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/park-county-experiencing-hepatitis-c-outbreak <p>Park County saw an increase of 144-percent in newly reported Hepatitis-C cases from 2011 to 2012</p><p>The Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator with the Wyoming Department of Health, Ashley Grajczyk, says right now Park County has about double the state rate of cases.</p><p>“What that means is we have an outbreak in that county,” she says. &nbsp;</p><p>Grajczyk says the health department is “attributing the majority on newly reported cases to injection drug use. 41% of cases reported in 2012 indicated that they had either been currently, recently, or formerly injecting drugs.”</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:55:36 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50207 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Park County experiencing Hepatitis-C outbreak Former Judge tells Wyoming to change drug laws http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-judge-tells-wyoming-change-drug-laws <p>A former Colorado Municipal Judge who’s a member of the group Law Enforcement against prohibition wants Wyoming to change its drug laws.&nbsp;</p><p>Lenny Freiling says that Wyoming spent more than 12 million dollars enforcing laws against marijuana in 2008.&nbsp; He says a better approach is to legalize marijuana like Colorado has.&nbsp; Freiling says one huge downside concerning the war on drugs is the long term impact it can have on someone who takes drugs.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:57:21 +0000 Bob Beck 38534 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Judge tells Wyoming to change drug laws Kids Count Report Advocates More Education http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/kids-count-report-advocates-more-education <p>Wyoming children need more education about alcohol, drugs and sex. That&rsquo;s according to Marc Homer of the Wyoming Children&rsquo;s Action Alliance.</p><p>The group released a study last week which found that children in Wyoming are faring worse than they were a decade ago. The report considered factors such as teen alcohol use, child and infant mortality rates, the number of children qualifying for free meals at school, and availability of prenatal care for expectant mothers.</p><p>Homer says part of the solution is to warn kids about substance abuse.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:43:27 +0000 Willow Belden 19154 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Kids Count Report Advocates More Education 35 people indicted in drug ring http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/35-people-indicted-drug-ring <p>The Fremont County Attorney&#39;s Office says 35<br />people have been indicted in connection with an alleged drug<br />distribution ring in central Wyoming.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit.ly/rVGjbk ) reported that 22<br />of the 35 suspects have been arrested as of Friday.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The indictments came from a grand jury that met from Nov. 28<br />through the 30th. They involve the distribution of cocaine,<br />methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:32:08 +0000 The Associated Press 16008 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 35 people indicted in drug ring