The Equality State is the least populated state in America, with fewer than 600,000 residents. Much of the state is reserved for the wonders of nature. Between the national parks—Yellowstone and Grand Teton—and the monuments, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries, the US government owns nearly half the land in the state, giving residents endless possibilities for hiking, fishing, and exploring. This is a state where the spirit of the West lives on.
Sadly, residents frequently find themselves grappling with addiction. Reports used to determine drug abuse indicators find Wyoming rates often exceed the nationwide averages. Though methamphetamine abuse continues to be a serious problem, the rates of prescription drug abuse are rising. Between 2004 and 2005 only five Wyoming residents overdosed on prescription drugs; in 2012-2013 that number rose to 116. The need for addiction treatment services is plain.