Wyoming, Michigan Alcohol and Drug Statistics
Here are some recent statistics related to substance abuse and overdose fatalities in Kent County between January 2021 and October 2022:1
75% of overdose deaths involved opioids
About 46% of overdose fatalities involved more than one substance
Approximately 68% of overdose deaths involved fentanyl
The average age of those who overdosed was 40 years old
About 42% of deaths were white people and about 17% were Black residents
However, the rate per 100,000 residents was about triple for Black people compared to white people
Below are some 2020 stats related to drug and alcohol use in Kent County:2
About 16% of adults engaged in binge drinking
About 12% of high school students engaged in past-month alcohol use
Over 16% of adults engaged in past-month marijuana use
Nearly 13% of high school students used marijuana in the past 30 days
Levels of Substance Abuse Care
There are several levels of care for addiction treatment. Some people enter treatment at one level, while others start with inpatient and make their way through the continuum of care.
Alcohol and Drug Detoxification
Detox is the process of safely and comfortably removing drugs or alcohol from your system. Performed under medical supervision in a hospital, residential, or outpatient setting, your withdrawal symptoms are comfortably managed, allowing you to transition into formal treatment services.
Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Residential or inpatient treatment involves living at the rehab facility and receiving 24/7 care under supervision. A combination of treatment interventions are offered, including individual and group therapy, nutritional counseling, experiential therapies, and medication.
Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)
PHPs allow you to live at home while attending treatment at a hospital. You may receive many of the same treatment modalities of inpatient care, with the difference being that you can return home during non-treatment hours. PHPs can be a bridge between inpatient and outpatient care.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)
A step down from a PHP, IOPs allow you to attend a few hours of counseling over several days each week. You spend the rest of your time at home, working, or fulfilling other obligations.
The least intensive treatment option, standard outpatient care involves one to two hours of treatment per week. This option has the least oversight and supervision. Highly motivated people with a strong support system tend to find this level beneficial.
Relapse prevention, also known as aftercare, begins when a rehab program is complete. People receive forms of ongoing support and encouragement through 12-step groups, non-12-step groups like SMART Recovery, ongoing therapy, sober living homes, and more.
How to Pay for Substance Addiction Treatment in Wyoming, Michigan
By law, all insurance providers are required to cover substance abuse and mental health treatment services in some capacity. Call your provider to learn about your specific coverage, including your deductible and copay.
Michigan’s Medicaid program provides health insurance to low-income residents. It covers various treatment services like inpatient drug rehab and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Make sure to ask if the treatment center you’re interested in accepts Medicaid.
Michigan Medicare is a government program providing coverage to residents with end-stage renal disease and those over the age of 65. You can use Medicare to cover the cost of drug addiction treatment services, including rehab.3 Some rehabs don’t accept Medicare insurance, so it’s important to do your research.
TRICARE in Michigan
Michigan TRICARE is a government program providing health insurance coverage to the U.S. Armed Forces military personnel, veterans, and their families and dependents. TRICARE covers addiction treatment services, such as rehab and medication-assisted treatment.
Sliding Scale Rehabs
Sliding scale rehabs are income-based, charging only what a resident can reasonably afford to pay. In order to qualify for a sliding scale rehab in Michigan, be prepared to provide proof of income.
IHS-Funded Drug Rehabs
Drug rehabs funded by the Indian Health Service provide free addiction treatment to Indigenous people in the U.S. and Alaskan Natives.
Visitor Information for Wyoming, Michigan
If you are considering attending drug and alcohol rehab in Wyoming, Michigan or you are planning to visit a loved one in treatment there, you’ll need to know information about getting there, getting around, and what to do while you’re there. Here’s an overview:
- The closest international airport to Wyoming is Gerald R. Ford International Airport, which is about 11 miles from downtown Wyoming
- You can also get to Wyoming from Grand Rapids and Kentwood via The Rapid, the bus transit system
- Wyoming is somewhat walkable, though you will likely need to rent a car or use rideshare services while you’re there
- Wyoming has limited infrastructure for biking
- Wyoming has over 110 motels and hotels in the city
- There are over 1,000 homes listed on Airbnb for Wyoming, Michigan
- Wyoming is just 30 miles from Lake Michigan, where you can enjoy fun water activities in the summer
- If you have kids, you can take them to the lovely Frog Hollow Park and Lamar Park & Splashpad
- The kids will also love Craig’s Cruisers, which offers kiddie rides, miniature golf, an arcade, and go-karts
- For more outdoor time, hike or do a nature walk at Palmer Park
- In the winter, you can enjoy snowmobiling or cross-country skiing at Palmer Park
- Wyoming has two golf courses: The Pines and L.E. Kaufman
- You can enjoy over 500 restaurants, including American, Mexican, Asian, seafood, Indian, Caribbean, and more
For more information about finding treatment in Wyoming, call our helpline at 800-926-9037 (Who Answers?) .
Michigan Alcohol and Drug Laws
Michigan lawmakers and public health agencies enacted the following laws related to substance misuse and overdoses:1
Michigan Good Samaritan Overdose Law: This law encourages witnesses to call 911 when someone is experiencing an overdose and protects them from prosecution for minor drug-related charges.
Michigan Naloxone Access Law: Pharmacists in Michigan can dispense Narcan (naloxone) without a prescription, increasing access to this life-saving opioid overdose reversal medication.
Michigan Driving or Operating Under the Influence Laws: A first offense of driving or operating under the influence of alcohol or liquor (OUIL) or drugs (OUID) results in a fine up to $500, imprisonment up to 93 days, and/or driver’s license suspension for up to two years.4 Additional offenses can lead to imprisonment of up to five years and driver’s license revocation for up to five years.
Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act: In 2018, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act legalized recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Michigan state law specifies all use of cannabis must be done in private; it is illegal to use cannabis in a public space. It is also illegal to carry cannabis in areas frequented by children, such as schools or school buses.
- Kent County Michigan Health Department. (2022). Opioid Surveillance.
- Access Kent. (n.d.). Health Education & Promotion.