Meth is the major drug concern in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City in Kansas State. Meth is produced domestically as well as imported leading to increased drug and substance abuse in Overland Park. There is also the wide availability of crack cocaine, as the area is a major transshipment point to transport drugs to the eastern parts of the US. A lot of violent crime has also been associated with use of cocaine and low purity Mexican heroin, known as black tar heroin with increasing interstate transportation in the highways. The N-SSATS and TEDS report in the SAMHSA website shows that for the year 2006, there were totally 10,470 clients in the drug rehab centers of the state and out of these, 91% (9578) were in the outpatient category with 1488 or 14% below the age of 18.
Across the fifteen years studied, it was also noted that the largest increase in admissions is related to methamphetamine, which has risen from 3% in 1992 to about 25% in the year 2006. If you or someone you know is in need of more information on drug treatment options in Overland Park, access our listings of drug rehab centers in the Johnson County of Kansas to address the problem. Drug addiction leads to a lot of human, social and economic suffering and is matters of grave concern for the society. You can do your bit by getting the concerned person the required and timely help with our directory of listed services.
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