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Addiction Help in Kansas

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Help in Kansas

Does someone in your family need help with alcohol addiction or drug addiction? Have you tried to get them to stop but haven’t been able to? Is dealing with their problem starting to effect your life? Are you worried, concerned and frustrated?

Our counselors have experience with every type of alcohol and drug problem. They can guide you to the right next step.

What Kind of Addiction Help is Available in Kansas?

There are several treatment methods for alcohol addiction and drug addiction. Some are short term and done on an out-patient basis, and some are long-term residential programs.

Generally speaking, the long-term residential programs are what’s needed.

People who drink too much or take drugs usually want to stop. But their addiction makes it almost impossible to do on their own. They think they can – and that’s why they promise they will – but just the physical symptoms of withdrawal alone can be so painful and uncomfortable, they often can’t do it on their own.

Sometimes, doing it by themselves can also be medically dangerous. People with professional experience in addiction know how to get them off the alcohol or drugs safely.

Also, once they do manage to actually stop drinking or taking drugs, they need to deal with why they were drinking or taking drugs in the first place.

They’ll often tell you they know what the problem is – and, to a degree, they could be right. But that doesn’t mean they know what to do about it, or how to do it. After all, if they did, they would have done it already.

Does someone you care about need addiction help in Kansas?

We can help you figure out which alcohol or drug rehab methods are best for the situation.

What Kinds of Drugs Are Most Commonly Seen by Centers for Addiction in Kansas?

Most people in Kansas rehab centers are there because of marijuana. More than 4,000 people go to Kansas drug rehab facilities for help with marijuana every year. Marijuana, although many people think it’s harmless, is actually a dangerous drug. It’s much stronger that it used to be, and sometimes has other drugs mixed with it.

The next largest category is stimulants. That includes methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and others. This group is particularly dangerous. Methamphetamine, for example, causes serious physical decay. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize someone you know after only a year of them taking it. It’s important to get help for methamphetamine addiction as soon as possible because the physical and mental effects can be irreversible. Nearly 2,000 people a year get addiction help in Kansas for methamphetamine.

According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, methamphetamine is a principal drug threat to Kansas, primarily because of the drug’s ready availability as well as the violence and environmental harm that often result from its production and abuse. Methamphetamine produced by Mexican criminal groups in Mexico, California, and southwestern states is the predominant type available in Kansas, although the availability of locally produced methamphetamine is increasing.

Cocaine, similar to stimulants, is the next biggest problem. The cocaine ‘high’ only lasts about 20 minutes, so people tend to take a lot of it – over and over again, sometimes for days on end. They get very anxious and  paranoid, and they can’t sleep. To finally ‘come down’, they often wind up having to take other drugs.

Opiates are also a big problem – these include heroin and prescription drugs like OxyContin, hydrocodone, Vicodin, Xanax, Percocet, Klonopin and other painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, sedatives and tranquilizers.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control indicate Kansas is on par with the nationwide average for opioid prescriptions, with 94 prescriptions per 100 people in the state.

K-TRACS, or Kansas Tracking and Reporting of Controlled Substances, was implemented in 2011 to unify databases between pharmacies and doctors across the state. The program prevents people from “doctor shopping,” or going to a different doctor and pharmacy every time they need a new prescription.

OxyContin addiction, and prescription drug addiction in general, can be very difficult to overcome without professional help. And, like alcohol, stopping them can also be medically dangerous.

If you need help, or even think you do, our experienced counselors can advise you.

Call us now at 855-889-0555

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