Casper, Wy – Casper is on track to triple its capacity to treat people for drug and alcohol abuse. Organizers broke ground today for a 95-bed addition to the Central Wyoming Counseling Center.
Wyoming Health Department's Rodger McDaniel says the project is the result of years of work by several Casper residents. "I think the real lesson in Casper is that when a community recognizes the need, and steps up to partner with the state and local government to get the job done, they can find a way to do it that works in their community."
McDaniel says there is a need for drug abuse treatment in Fremont County and parts of Northeast and Western Wyoming. He says the funding will look a little different from Casper but that any solution to a drug problem will start with a community effort.