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Wyoming Drug Statistics and Facts

  • According to the latest stats on addiction treatment admissions in Wyoming, there were 6,072 persons that entered treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, in 2010. Of that number, 67.5 percent of this group of individuals was males and 31.8 percent were females.
  • Wyoming showed a total of 3,246 patients in treatment, the majority of whom 2,894 (89 percent) were in outpatient treatment, in 2006. Of this total number of patients in treatment, 676 (21 percent) were under the age of 18.
  • Alcohol only admissions, in Wyoming, have declined from over 58% of all admissions in 1992 to just over 37% in 2005.
  • Drug-only treatment admissions have increased from 4% in 1998 to 39% in 2005, in Wyoming.
  • There were 57 drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Wyoming as of 2006.
  • Over the last 20 years, in Wyoming, there has been a significant increase in Methamphetamine and Marijuana addiction.
  • Between 2006 through 2008, it was estimated that nearly 23 percent of all alcohol sold in Wyoming, was sold to underage drinkers
  • In Wyoming, a report shows that adolescents lead the country in binge drinking as well as driving under the influence (DUI).
  • Marijuana ranked 1st among those that entered treatment for addiction, in Wyoming, as the most commonly abused drug. Marijuana was followed by stimulants including Opiates and Meth other than Heroin.
  • Wyoming residents entering drug addiction treatment most commonly entered citing Marijuana abuse. 1,010 people received treatment for Marijuana while 74.2 percent were male, and 24.8 percent were female.
  • Amphetamine abuse caused 687 Wyoming residents to enter drug rehabilitation centers, in 2010. The next most commonly drug of abuse was that of Opiates other than Heroin.
  • 270 Wyoming residents were admitted for Opiate addiction, in 2010.
  • Cocaine, whether smoked, snorted, injected etc., caused 75 Wyoming residents to enter drug addiction treatment.
  • Meth laboratory seizures, in Wyoming, have gone down significantly since 2003 where there were 26 seizures opposed to five seizures in 2007. Wyoming was among only a few States that had no Meth lab seizures In 2009.
  • In Wyoming, 3 out of 4 arrests during 2006 through 2008 involved alcohol.
  • In 2007, 68 Wyoming residents died from drug use compared to 134 individuals that died in car accidents and 76 individuals that died because of firearm incidents. The Wyomings figures for deaths were 13 per 100,000 compared to the national average of 12.7 per 100,000.
  • People admitted for Meth addiction, in Wyoming, was significantly higher than the national average: United States at 6.3 percent compared to Wyoming at 11.2 percent.
  • From 2006 through 2008, four in ten fatal car accidents were alcohol related and four in ten violent victimizations involved alcohol, in Wyoming.
  • In 2007, 94 percent of Wyoming District Court drug offenders were convicted of Meth related crimes, up from 68 percent in 2005.
  • According to the 2008 Wyoming Meth Use And Attitudes Survey, 1 in 20 Wyoming teens (6 percent) and twice as many young adults (11 percent) admit to having tried Meth