Kansas is a midwestern state, characterized by farmland with rolling fields of wheat, known as the breadbasket of the country. Also known as the Sunflower State, Kansas has a population of just under three million people and is situated between Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma. As mostly rural farmland with little outside allure, the majority of Kansas residents were born in the state, many having roots there that trace back generations.
Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in Kansas, just as it is in the country as a whole. According to the Kansas Epidemiological Profile, 54.7 percent of high school seniors report drinking alcohol within the previous thirty days, and shockingly, nearly 10 percent of sixth graders report drinking alcohol within the same period. The report states that 8.3 percent of all Kansas residents aged twelve or older meet the criteria for alcohol dependence. Alcohol consumption in Kansas is a bigger problem than national standards, as the age-adjusted death rate for acute alcohol intoxication is nearly twice that of national estimates.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in Kansas, as it is in most states. The opioid crisis plaguing the nation is not having the enormous impact on Kansas residents that it has in many other states. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports a death rate of 5.1 per 100,000 people due to opioid overdoses in 2016, well below the national rate of 13.3 per 100,000 people.
Since 2012, the number of overdose deaths related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil rose from sixteen to thirty-two. Despite the low death rates, Kansas opioid prescriptions were written at a rate of 86.2 per 100 persons, while the national average was 70 prescriptions per 100 persons. Although Kansas has largely avoided a significant threat from heroin and opioids, abuse of these drugs is the second most common next to marijuana.
Meth was a significant concern in Kansas in the early 2000's, although the threat has largely declined throughout the state.
Kansas is home to fewer than one hundred addiction treatment services and facilities, offering several options for those in need of help, including levels of care, populations served, and forms of payment accepted.
There are several options for levels of care in Kansas addiction rehab, which include the following:
Kansas programs welcome and treat individuals from all populations, including:
Payment for addiction treatment in Kansas can be arranged through several sources, which include:
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