Learn More About Rehabs in Kansas

Kansas is known for its barbeque, trains, museums, open plains, and rich history. Between cattle drives, fields of grain, and friendly people, the sunflower state is often a wonderful place to be. Its agricultural economy features cattle, wheat, soybeans, and corn. Some even believe that a portion of our national anthem was written with Kansas in mind.

Unfortunately, Kansas has another important and less pleasant distinction. It is also known for the amount of people on methamphetamine, alcohol, and marijuana. Methamphetamine is an ever growing problem with the people of Kansas followed closely by crack cocaine and marijuana.

With a population of almost 3 million people and a 13.5 percent poverty rate, it is little wonder why these three drugs present a problem for Kansas residents. Fortunately, help is available.

Kansas Addiction Stats

  • 13 percent of people 12 or older in Kansas admit to abusing drugs or alcohol in the recent past.
  • 175,000 people ages 12 or older can be classified as having a substance abuse disorder in the past year.
  • Drug abuse deaths are 4 times what they were 12 years ago
  • Kansas spends 17.7 percent of its budget dealing with drug addiction and its consequences
  • Despite being the 8th lowest state for drug abuse deaths, the amount of drug overdoses is rapidly growing


Causes & Signs of Drug Abuse

The causes of addiction in Kansas are similar to those all over the country. Most people become addicted to the less expensive drugs due to the relatively low average income. This means that alcohol, methamphetamine, and crack cocaine are the usual drugs of choice. There are many reasons why people become addicts. A few of these reasons are:

  • Peer pressure
  • Environment or having parents who use drugs
  • Having a poor family life
  • Social and physical isolation
  • Boredom or lack of interests
  • Medical or physical ailments that are left untreated
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Stressful home or working conditions

Although these are not the only factors in whether a person becomes an addict, they are the usual reasons. If one or more of these circumstances are present, you might want to evaluate the signs of drug addiction. These signs are:

  • Failure to care about hygiene or personal appearance
  • Obsession with the drugs or alcohol
  • Anxiety when you are about to run out of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to attend family functions or other important events
  • Secretive behavior
  • Drastic changes in habits
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Changes in behavior and mood swings
  • Risk taking behaviors while on the drugs or alcohol or to obtain drugs or alcohol
  • Missing prescriptions or items of value

Although these are not the only signs of addiction, they are some of the most common. These signs can give you a starting point to finding the help that you need.

Getting Help in Kansas

If you or a family member requires help for a substance use or mental health disorder, we please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) free 24/7 national helpline: [phone]. SAMHSA will connect you to local treatment options in Kansas, as well as state-funded treatment if you do not have insurance coverage.

You can find help at an Iowa rehab center when you are ready. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, rehab centers are the best places to get it. You can locate Kansas treatment centers here.

Dial 911 if you are in need of immediate medical attention.

Choosing From Many Kansas Rehabs

Choosing the right rehab center for you may seem difficult at first. You have hundreds of options. The first thing that you need to do is be honest with yourself and your loved ones. The common phrase of admitting you have a problem and need help is actually very helpful in this situation. Then you want to decide what you want out of your rehab experience.

Different Iowa rehab centers offer different programs, styles, and amenities. Although many of them combine treatment types, you need to choose the correct one for you. To do this you might want to:

  • Talk to your family and close friends about seeking treatment
  • Decide which type of treat of treatment is right for you, inpatient or outpatient treatment
  • Decide what program and amenities you want from a rehab center

Knowing what you want is instrumental in choosing a rehab center that will help you end your addiction.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by a licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on Addictions.com.

All calls are private and confidential.