Fremont County discusses substance abuse

Riverton, WY – Those in the social services say that alcohol abuse remains the top substance abuse problem in Fremont County. That was the testimony during a public meeting held by a Governors Council hoping to find ways to reduce the numbers of substance abuse cases in the state.

The majority of those who attended the meeting blamed Fremont County's pro drinking culture for the problem. Riverton Police officer Bart Ringer says the great majority of arrests are alcohol related incidents. He says it continues despite treatment programs and prevention efforts.