Kansas Drug Rehab

Your Treatment Options + State Drug Abuse Facts

Introduction to Kansas Rehab Centers:

It is very difficult for many people to quit using an addictive substance on their own. With repeated use, these substances can change the brain, body and behaviors, taking over a person’s life. Dependency has physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effects and can create problems with a person’s job, career, home life and other areas. When a person is finding it difficult to overcome these problems on his or her own, professional addiction treatment can provide support and tools that make quitting easier and more successful.

The specific drug & alcohol addiction treatment program can look different depending on the person and type of treatment. Some people go to one type of treatment while others take steps from one type to the next. Treatment often includes a detoxification period, rehab treatment with counseling, medication and relapse prevention programs. The plan should be individualized to the person’s needs, and someone can switch to different forms of treatment if he or she feels that one type is not helping.

In Kansas, there has been an unfortunate trend of drug use and overdose rates in youth increasing by more than four times in 12 years from 2000 to 2012, according to an article in The Wichita Eagle. Getting help for a substance problem can decrease the risk of overdose and help a person gain more control of his or her life. People in Kansas can find substance abuse treatment programs available to them both within the state and outside it. There are over 100 drug rehab centers and over 100 alcohol rehab centers in Kansas alone. This midwest’s motto, “To the Stars through Difficulties,” also speaks to those struggling through drug addiction.

Type & Length of Care:

Long Term Treatment Programs (90-Day)

People who need to get away from their daily lives for a time or who have a serious case of substance use disorder may benefit from long-term treatment programs of 90 days or even longer. They provide a focus on recovery without outside triggers and responsibilities. These rehab programs tend to take place in facilities and offer comprehensive treatment plans that targets all aspects of addiction. They include medication, various types of behavioral therapy and behavior techniques for thought and behavior modification.

Short Term Treatment Programs (28 / 30 Day)

People can go to facilities for a quick one-month period to reset their lives. This option often helps when the person needs a reset before getting back to their other responsibilities or when it is a less severe addiction. Most people improve their chances of long-term success with recovery if they continue with another form of treatment after leaving the short-term recovery program.

Outpatient / Inpatient

Inpatient drug treatment is usually intensive, while outpatient treatment comes in different forms that can be intensive (e.g. intensive outpatient) or less comprehensive. Outpatient programs tend to be more flexible and affordable, while inpatient care involves a commitment to stay in facilities for the duration of the treatment. Nonetheless, inpatient treatment benefits people by helping them leave their substance use lifestyle while focusing on recovery. Outpatient programs are also less effective than inpatient ones, generally speaking.

Residential Treatment Services:


When a person wants to quit using drugs and/or alcohol, it’s necessary to get the substance(s) out of his or her system before moving forward with counseling and other services. During a medical detox, the person receives supervision and medication to have a safe detox and to be more comfortable when dealing with withdrawal symptoms such as chills and seizures. Drugs such as Methadone and Suboxone are often used to ease the patient off of hard drugs. Drug and alcohol detox can take between 3 days and two weeks according to Arrow Passage Recovery center. Partial hospitalization

Sober-living house

After going to an inpatient facility for rehabilitation, some people choose to live in a sober-living house until ready to live on their own. This type of house gives a sober and supportive aftercare environment to ease the transition, and maintain sobriety which higher success rates than those who do not participate in an aftercare program.

Dual diagnosis Treatment

In many cases, a person has a mental health disorder, such as anxiety or bipolar disorder, personality disorder (e.g. BPD, histrionic, narcissistic) on top of having a substance use disorder. When this happens, the person has a dual diagnosis, and mental health services come to the forefront. It’s important to get checked for this and treated for both when it’s present. Behavioral therapy has an increased emphasis in dual diagnosis treatment as it teaches the client to manage self-destructive and unhealthy behaviors through effective counseling-driven medical advice.

Commonly Abused & Treated Drugs:

The state of Kansas has a high amount of meth labs and treatment admissions for methamphetamine. Kansas also has significant levels of abuse with alcohol and admissions to treatment centers for marijuana. Additionally, cities/locations with drug treatment facilities include Kansas City, Topeka, Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, and Valley Hope.


If you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, don’t delay in getting treatment before the problem progresses. Treatment can provide behavioral therapy, medication and other resources to help you or a loved one overcome addiction, especially if you are flexible in going to facilities in different areas. Payment types that are most common are self-pay, work insurance coverage, credit cards, Medicare/Medicaid.

Contact us today to discover facility options available to you and discuss your individual needs.