Kansas Free Rehab Centers
The state flower of Kansas is the wild sunflower, which is why the state is sometimes nicknamed The Sunflower State. What’s interesting is that less than ten years before it became the official state flower, lawmakers had been lobbying to eradicate it because it was seen as a weed. It just goes to show things can turn around and often more quickly than you might imagine. There are times when you think that you might as well just accept being an addict for the rest of your life, right? But, you don’t have to. Kansas free drug and alcohol rehab centers are available and they can assist you in reclaiming your life. To learn more about the methods KS Free Rehabs use and how they can help you in your life, call 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) , or click on the name of the city closest to you in the list below.
When you struggle with a disease like addiction, your drug and/or alcohol use overshadows everything and your life is taken over by the compulsive need to keep using substances. This can leave you very isolated and rob you of focus. However, learning more about both addiction and treatment in your state, Kansas, will help you to feel less alone and get you thinking about entering a rehab center.
Disease, as you will see, affects many, many people in Kansas. You aren’t alone. But, there are also a number of people who seek out professional drug rehab and get the treatment that they need to enter recovery and to sustain it. You can find free rehab centers in cities throughout Kansas, including Lawrence, Hutchinson, Kansas City, and Emporia.
The information that follows will cover drug use trends among the residents of Kansas, information about alcohol use, and some statistics about people seeking treatment. When you are finished reading, you will be more informed. However, the real message is that drug addiction needs and deserves treatment. If you are ready to break the cycle of addiction, call 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) . You don’t have to remain isolated any longer.
Drug Use Trends
Rates of illicit drug use that does not include marijuana in Kansas is comparable to the national rate. But, when you include marijuana, usage rates are much lower than the national average. This indicates that fewer people in Kansas use marijuana than do nationally.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration gathers state and national level information on substance use and mental health. This info gathering is done via the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. According to their data, 6.77 percent of the adult residents of Kansas stated they used illicit drugs in the previous month. Nationally, that percentage is 8.02 percent, so you can see that Kansas presents a significantly lower rate of use.
However, when marijuana is taken out of the equation, the rate of use is nearly equal to the national rate. When asked how many of them had used illicit drugs other than marijuana in the past month, 3.55 percent of the adult residents of Kansas reported that they had. Nationally, 3.58 percent of adult residents reported doing so.
Despite comparable use of non-marijuana illicit drugs, the rates of drug-induced deaths is lower in Kansas than it is nationally. In 2007, 294 people died in Kansas as a direct result of drug use. This is almost the same number as died from gunshots (292), but substantially less than died in motor vehicle accidents (447). Nationally, 12.7 people in every 100,000 die as the direct result of drug use. In Kansas, only 106 people do.
Alcohol Use Data
In Kansas, and the rest of America, alcohol remains the most commonly used substance. Research indicates 13.1 percent of adults (18 and older) in Kansas have had at least one binge drinking episode in the past month. This is concerning because binge drinking often leads to alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths and acute alcohol deaths.
Further, almost 4 percent of all Kansas adults over the age of 18 are categorized as heavy drinkers. This leads to a number of adverse health effects. Ultimately, treatment for heavy drinkers often saves their lives.
But, it isn’t just adults in Kansas who are drinking. Reports show 54.7 percent of high school seniors admit drinking at least once in the previous month. And, even younger kids are drinking as well. In fact, nearly one quarter of youth who have used alcohol did so before they were 13 years old. This is likely why 1 in 10 of the young people in 6th grade reported consuming alcohol in the previous month.
Treatment Data The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also conducts a survey of treatment admissions and the findings are released as part of the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). The 2012 TEDS, shows 13,200 people—age 12 and older—in Kansas took part in drug and alcohol treatment. This is actually a very low number compared to other state intake levels. Of them, 65.6 percent were male and 34.4 percent were female.
Breakdown by Primary Substance at Admission
- 2,235 alcohol only
- 2.665 alcohol and secondary drug
- 140 heroin
- 822 other opiates
- 643 smoked cocaine
- 171 cocaine via other route
- 3,937 marijuana
- 2,308 methamphetamine and amphetamine
- 81 tranquilizers
- 21 sedatives
- 22 hallucinogens
- 64 PCP
- 17 inhalants
- 74 unspecified
If you need to join these people in treatment, there are resources available to you. Take advantage of them. Call 800-402-6251 (Who Answers?) to get questions answered and to talk about funding your rehab stay.