Women in KS
Are you a woman with a drug addiction or substance abuse problem? Perhaps you are pregnant or have children? Finding help that suits your needs and situation is important. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are significant differences in the way male and female bodies process drugs such as the response to drugs in some brain areas. There may also be differences in the reasons for abusing drugs and the reasons for not completing a drug rehabilitation program. Finding a program or facility that suits your needs, particularly if you have children or if you are pregnant, is of the utmost importance. There are facilities and services in Kansas that can cater to women. If you wanted to receive inpatient care, finding a facility which has beds and facilities for children would be something to consider.
In Kansas, an estimated 33 percent of people admitted for drug abuse treatment are women, according to the National Substance Abuse Index. Nationwide, self-medication using prescription drugs is very common, but can be just as harmful as abusing other illicit drugs such as heroin or cocaine. If you are a pregnant woman or caregiver of children under 18 years and you are seeking treatment, it is also worth investigating whether or not you are eligible for Medicaid in Kansas. Our website has more information on where you can find help as a woman in Kansas.