I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

There are many different types of rehab programs and treatment options to consider. Here are a few of the decisions you need to make:

The main factors that determine which rehab options will be best for you are the severity of your addiction and your unique personal and financial situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab

The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Kansas

If the cost of rehab is a barrier for you – as it is for many – and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to receive help. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 171 substance abuse treatment centers in the state of Kansas. Of those 171 centers, Central Kansas Foundation Addiction Treatment in Salina received the highest overall score based on our five core metrics.

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For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

1. Central Kansas Foundation Addiction Treatment

The Salina location of Central Kansas Foundation Addiction Treatment scored first in our rankings with an overall score of 8.2 points out of 10 possible points. The center ranked highly in nearly every scoring category, with its highest score in the category of Rehabilitation Services Provided due to its wealth of outpatient and telehealth substance abuse services and the fact that it accepts clients on opioid medication. The facility’s biggest weakness was its limited special programs for unique populations as it primarily only serves adult men and women. It scored high in the category of Cost for accepting a variety of payment options, including federal funding for substance programs, Medicaid, TRICARE, private health insurance, and self-payment.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 10
  • Treatment Approaches: 7.5
  • Cost: 8.75
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 4.44
  • Ancillary Services: 9.45

2. Preferred Family Healthcare Residential Treatment Program

Preferred Family Healthcare Residential Treatment Program, located in Winfield, was second in our rankings with an overall score of 6.5 out of 10 points. The facility offers outpatient and telehealth substance abuse services but scored relatively low in this category due to its limited options, as it lacks medication-assisted treatment options and does not accept clients on opioid medication. Conversely, the center scored highest in the category of Treatment Approaches as it provides a wealth of choices to patients, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-related counseling, anger management, relapse prevention, and both the 12-step facilitation and Matrix Model approaches, among several more. It also scored relatively high for its multitude of ancillary services intended to complement recovery, including housing assistance, tobacco cessation counseling, social skills development, employment counseling and training, and many more.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 3.34
  • Treatment Approaches: 10
  • Cost: 7.5
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 4.44
  • Ancillary Services: 8.19

3. Four County Mental Health Center, Inc.

With 6.3 out of 10 points, the Cowley Branch Office location of Four County Mental Health Center, Inc. in Winfield scored third in our rankings. The center provides outpatient services for residents of Montgomery, Cowley, Wilson, Elk, and Chautauqua counties and received a perfect score in the Rehabilitation Services Provided category, primarily for its medication-assisted treatment, employing drugs such as naltrexone and acamprosate. The center’s biggest weakness was its limited special programs for unique populations, primarily due to its focus on adolescents and clients referred from the court system. However, an extensive offering of ancillary services is available to patients, which includes screenings for mental health disorders, domestic violence services, individual/group/marital/family counseling, and education and support for patients living with HIV/AIDS, among many others.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 10
  • Treatment Approaches: 5
  • Cost: 5
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 1.11
  • Ancillary Services: 8.82
Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Kansas
RankRehabTotal ScoreContact Information
#1Central Kansas Foundation Addiction Treatment8.2617 E. Elm Street Salina, Kansas 67401 Main Tel: 785-825-6224
#2Preferred Family Healthcare Residential Treatment Program6.52720 East 12th Street Winfield, KS 67156 Main Tel: 620-221-6252
#3Four County Mental Health Center, Inc.6.322214 D Street Winfield, KS 67156 Main Tel: 620-221-9664
#4Preferred Family Healthcare Substance Abuse Services6.2830 South Hillside Street Wichita, KS 67211 Main Tel: 316-613-2222
#5Mirror, Inc. Hiawatha Outpatient Treatment Program6.1601 Utah Street Hiawatha, KS 66434 Main Tel: 785-742-7551
#6The Caring Center of Wichita5.6714 South Hillside Street Wichita, KS 67211 Main Tel: 316-295-4800
#7Substance Abuse Center of Kansas CrossOver Recovery Center5.6400 West 2nd Street, Suite A Hutchinson, KS 67501 Main Tel: 620-669-9024
#8Full Circle Education and Counseling Center5.511605 S. Burch Street Olathe, KS 66061 Main Tel: 913-310-0101
#9Spring River Mental Health & Wellness, Inc.5.4201 West Walnut Columbus, KS 66725 Main Tel: 620-429-1860
#10Mirror, Inc. Anthony Outpatient Treatment Program5.4118 West Steadman Street Anthony, KS 67003 Main Tel: 620-842-3728

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Kansas

Start by contacting your referral center

In Kansas, the first step is to contact the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to obtain resources on substance use treatment. For more information on services that are available to you and to be referred to a provider for assessment or treatment, visit the KDADS website.

The purpose of a referral center is to determine what type of help each individual needs, as well as the resources available for each individual. The referral center is also the first point of contact for anyone who may need assistance paying for treatment. To learn if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit the Kansas Department for Children and Families Contacts page.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Kansas recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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Treatment Apporaches
Service Setting
Age Groups Accepted
Ancillary Services
Facility Operation
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Gender Accepted
Language Services
License Certification Accreditation
Payment Assistance Available
Payment Methods and Insurance Accepted
Special Programs Groups Offered

    What to Expect in Rehab

    Many different methods are available for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of rehabilitation are generally very similar.

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    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process.

    II. Substance Abuse and Rehab for At-Risk Groups

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    Substance use disorder and PTSD go hand-in-hand for many veterans

    Veterans face unique challenges that can place them at higher risk for a substance use disorder (SUD) than the general population. The primary factor leading to this increased risk is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while other situations, such as unemployment, homelessness and chronic pain, can also be contributing factors. Furthermore, individuals – including veterans – with a substance use disorder are more likely to develop PTSD, so the problem is cyclical in nature.

    1 in 3

    veterans seeking treatment for a SUD also has PTSD

    1 in 4

    veterans with PTSD also has a SUD

    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, as of early 2019, nearly one of every three veterans who seeks treatment for a substance use disorder also has a PTSD diagnosis. Similarly, over one in four veterans who has received a diagnosis of PTSD is also struggling with a substance use disorder. Furthermore, for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one in 10 of those individuals who visits a VA health care facility has a substance use disorder.

    However, there is hope for veterans suffering from a substance use disorder, as they have access to additional resources for treatment for a SUD or co-occurring SUD and PTSD, and VA benefits often cover the cost of this treatment. To find help with substance abuse treatment from the VA healthcare system, follow these steps:

    Enroll: If you aren’t already enrolled, you can check if you are eligible for VA health benefits and then complete the application. You can also research the Department of Veterans Affairs Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program. This program is available in VA medical centers and outpatient clinics around the United States and provides a variety of treatment options, such as rehabilitation, detoxification, and psychiatric services, for veterans addicted to drugs and alcohol. Keep in mind that you must already be enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be considered for the program.

    Discover: Find out whether your local VA medical center provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment by calling or visiting the center. If you don’t know where the closest VA medical center is located, call the VA hotline at 800-827-1000 to find out or click here for a comprehensive search of VA locations around the United States.

    Find Treatment: Veterans in Kansas can reach out to their local VA medical center to search for information on substance abuse treatment, including the possibility of a VA-based substance use disorder (SUD) program, in Kansas. Additionally, information regarding substance abuse treatment services for veterans is available at the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services website.

    Treatment is available for veterans in Kansas who are suffering from a substance use disorder. As of 2017, 28 substance abuse treatment facilities in Kansas – representing 15.4% of all treatment facilities – catered specifically to veterans.

    For more information, read our guide on Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans.

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    Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents

    Adolescents in Kansas use alcohol at a rate slightly higher than the national average

    5.5%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 used marijuana, 2014-2017

    10.7%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 drank alcohol, 2014-2017

    Between 2014 and 2017, 5.5% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Kansas reported engaging in marijuana use in the past month, over one percentage point below the national average of 6.8%. In terms of alcohol use, 10.7% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Kansas had taken part in the behavior in the past month, slightly above the national average of 10.1%. Additionally, 0.8% of individuals admitted to a substance abuse treatment program in Kansas in 2017 were aged 12-17. To address the challenges that youth face in overcoming substance addiction, some treatment centers provide adolescent-specific treatment programs.

    Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment website provides resources to support, educate and empower youth and their families. Additionally, prevention resources may be found on the Kansas Prevention Collaborative section of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services website.

    Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

    Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2017, 45.6% of adults with a substance use disorder also had a mental health disorder, and 18.3% of adults with a mental health disorder also had a substance use disorder. For adolescents in 2017, 35.9% of those with a substance use disorder also had a major depressive episode, while 10.7% of adolescents with a major depressive episode also had a substance use disorder.

    Mental Health Resources & Treatment

    If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety, there are many resources from which to receive help.

    Below are a few ways to receive immediate assistance, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:

    Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to gain immediate access to emergency services.

    Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.

    Veterans Crisis Line: Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat or text 838255.

    Here are two ways to find a provider of mental health treatment in Kansas:

    Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services: The KDADS website has a section dedicated to helping consumers and families to locate mental health services and a section that is dedicated to services for veterans and their families.

    National Alliance of Mental Health Kansas: NAMI has dedicated sections for both veterans and youth on its website; additionally, the NAMI Kansas website offers local resources as well as support options.

    Individuals who have both substance use and mental health disorders may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehab facilities. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehabilitation centers with treatment programs designed to meet the unique challenges posed by co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

    III. Finding Aftercare in Kansas

    Substance abuse aftercare treatment is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who try to resume their lives without pursuing further treatment in an aftercare setting. Several different types of aftercare are available for recovering addicts, including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    12-Step Addiction Meetings in Kansas

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) being just one example.

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    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    Area 25 District 6 HotlineManhattanAA(800) 564-0515N/A
    Central Kansas Area NACentral Kansas Area (Great Bend, Hays, Hoisington, Larned, Russell)NA(855) 252-7326N/A
    Central OfficeWichitaAA(316) 684-3661N/A
    Fellowship for Freedom Area NAFellowship for Freedom Area (Topeka)NA(785) 232-5683N/A
    Heartland Area NAHeartland Area (Johnson and Wyandotte Counties)NA(800) 561-2250N/A
    Just for Today Area NAJust for Today Area (Mid-East to SE Kansas)NA(855) 732-4673N/A
    Metro Kansas City NAMetro Kansas CityNA(800) 561-2250N/A
    Mid-America Region NAMid-America Region (statewide toll free number)NA(855) 732-4673N/A
    Miracle Area NAMiracle Area (Lawrence)NA(785) 749-6631N/A
    Miracle Area NAMiracle Area (Leavenworth)NA(913) 680-1016N/A
    Mokan Area NAMokan Area (Atchison, Hiawatha)NA(816) 233-3095N/A
    Never Alone, Never Again Area NANever Alone, Never Again Area (Topeka, Junction City)NA(785) 200-3446N/A
    Northland Area NANorthland Area (North Kansas City and surrounding)NA(800) 561-2250N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal Hispana Witchita KansasWitchitaAAN/A(316) 871-1599
    Oficina Intergrupal HispanoShawneeAAN/A(913) 371-3376
    Topeka Area Answering ServiceTopekaAA(785) 235-2226N/A
    Wichita Metro Area NAWichita Metro Area (Wichita, Augusta, Newton)NA(316) 524-7775N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living independently while maintaining their sobriety. These homes can be especially beneficial for individuals who don’t have a supportive and positive environment in which to live after leaving a rehabilitation facility.

    Residents of sober living homes can stay from a few months to several years, as long as they follow house rules and avoid relapse, as these homes typically have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Additionally, residents are expected to complete chores, attend mutual support groups, and pay an equal share of the cost of renting the home.

    Some sober living homes are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. You can also check out our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them and to find a certified recovery residence near you.

    IV. Substance Abuse in Kansas

    Overview

    The following table illustrates the annual estimates of substance abuse among residents of Kansas between 2016 and 2017, in addition to the percentage of the Kansas population and the U.S. population that those estimates represent.

    Annual Estimates for Substance Abuse in Kansas, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17Ages: 18+Total Ages% of Kansas Population% of National Population
    Alcohol6,000125,000131,0004.5%0.04%
    Cocaine1,00036,00037,0001.27%0.01%
    Heroin07,0007,0000.24%<0.01%
    Marijuana28,000255,000283,0009.72%0.09%
    Methamphetamine019,00019,0000.65%0.01%
    Prescription Opioid1,00014,00015,0000.52%<0.01%

    Source: 2016-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health State-Specific Tables, Table 81

    * ‘Alcohol’ refers to an Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD, defined as meeting the criteria for alcohol dependence.

    * ‘Prescription opioid’ refers to a Pain Reliever Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use or even occasionally misuse a prescription opioid, but rather those who have a PRUD, defined as meeting the criteria for illicit drug dependence.

    15.16%

    of Kansas deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of U.S. deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The following table shows the number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol in Kansas between 2008 and 2017. The corresponding graph illustrates the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Kansas compared to the national average.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Kansas, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths4140,36940,410
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths115,0215,032
    Total Deaths4,182295,492299,680
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.24%15.36%15.16%

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    The following table details the number of admissions to state-funded treatment programs in Kansas in 2017, based on the primary substance for which the individual was seeking treatment.

    Admissions to State-Funded Treatment Programs in Kansas by Primary Substance, 2017
    Total Treatment Admissions% of All Treatment Admissions in Kansas% of All Treatment Admissions in the U.S.
    All Substances13,290100%0.71%
    Alcohol (Including Alcohol Usage with Secondary Drug)3,97929.9%0.21%
    Amphetamines (Including Methamphetamines)4,70235.4%0.25%
    Cocaine (Including smoked and Other Usage)4683.5%0.02%
    Hallucinogens270.2%<0.01%
    Heroin2752.1%0.01%
    Inhalants140.1%<0.01%
    Marijuana2,96722.3%0.16%
    Other Opiates (Including Prescription Opioids)6875.2%0.04%
    Other Stimulants130.1%<0.01%
    Other/Unknown Substances130.1%<0.01%
    PCP450.3%<0.01%
    Sedatives230.2%<0.01%
    Tranquilizers770.6%<0.01%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    When trying to understand substance abuse issues in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage statistics, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances present the most serious concerns and which demographics can be most impacted by substance abuse. Key indicators of substance abuse issues within the state of Kansas, along with recent, credible statistics, are examined below.

    Over 400,000 Kansans suffer from mental illness every year

    As discussed earlier in this guide, there is a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. When an individual is afflicted with both of these issues at the same time, health professionals refer to it as co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” Consequently, the prevalence of mental health issues in a given state can also help us to understand the level of substance abuse.

     

    4.2%

    of Kansas adults had a serious mental illness

    11.6%

    of Kansas adolescents had a major depressive episode

    Between 2013 and 2017, 4.2% of Kansas adults were afflicted with a serious mental illness, identical to the national average of 4.2%. Among Kansas adolescents, 11.6% of individuals aged 12-17 suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, compared to a national average of 12.1%.

    The table below sheds some light on the prevalence of mental health issues in Kansas.

    Mental Health Issues in Kansas by Age and Percentage of Population, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17% of Kansas PopulationAges: 18+% of Kansas Population
    Major Depressive Episode33,0001.13%162,0005.56%
    Any Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data421,00014.46%
    Serious Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data102,0003.5%
    Serious Thoughts of SuicideNo DataNo Data104,0003.57%

    Suicide rates in Kansas are significantly higher than the national average

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate has risen in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with that rate increasing by more than 30% in half of all 50 states since 1999. Suicide is an act that is often linked to substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substance abuse is a primary risk factor for both adults and adolescents who attempt and/or complete suicide, and this is particularly true for at-risk populations.

    Furthermore, the relationship between substance abuse and suicide is multi-faceted and complex. Persons who have substance abuse issues typically also carry other risk factors for suicide, including depression, impulsive behavior, and other struggles with relationships, finances, illness, or unemployment that make them more likely to engage in self-harm. Between 1999 and 2016, Kansas witnessed a 45% increase in the number of suicides. In 2017, Kansas ranked 14th in the country for the number of suicides per 100,000 residents.

    Suicides and Suicide Rates in Kansas and the United States, 2017
    Suicides in KansasSuicide Rate Per 100,00Suicides in the U.S.Suicide Rate Per 100,000
    Ages 10-14No DataNo Data5172.5
    Ages 15-249322.46,25214.5
    Ages 25-4419626.615,28317.8
    Ages 45-6416923.516,54319.6
    Ages 65-745019.64,62015.6
    Ages 75+3920.13,94818.6
    All Ages55319.047,16314.5

    Kansas has a much higher opioid prescribing rate than the overall U.S. rate

    Prescription drug abuse – particularly in the form of opioids – has become an epidemic in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the Centers for Disease Control has researched the variation in opioid prescriptions between states, establishing a direct connection between an increased level of opioid prescriptions with a greater potential for dependence and abuse. Across the United States in 2017, 191 million prescriptions for opioids were written by physicians, ultimately leading one in four patients who begins long-term opioid therapy to an addiction.

    69.8

    opioid prescriptions per 100 Kansas residents, 2017

    58.7

    opioid prescriptions per 100 U.S. residents, 2017

    After peaking in 2012, the U.S. opioid prescribing rate has been on a steady decline for the last several years due to the explosion of the opioid epidemic and the recognition of the role that excessive opioid prescriptions have played in this epidemic. Between 2013 and 2017, the opioid prescribing rate in the United States dropped from 78.1 prescriptions per 100 residents to 58.7 prescriptions per 100 residents, a decrease of 24.84%. The opioid prescribing rate in Kansas was consistently higher than the U.S. prescribing rate during that time period, from 88.7 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2013 to 69.8 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2017, revealing a smaller decrease of 21.31%.

    Kansas and U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rates, 2013-2017

    The rate of homelessness in Kansas is slightly less than half the national average

    A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a greater potential for substance abuse issues. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance abuse as both a cause and a result; some individuals become homeless due to a substance use disorder, while other individuals who are already homeless frequently turn to substance use to dull the pain and desperation of their situation.

    The 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Point-in-Time Count reported approximately 552,830 homeless individuals in the United States, the equivalent of 17 of every 10,000 U.S. residents. This number represents a decrease of 4.1% since 2014 when the number of homeless persons in the U.S. was around 576,450. Furthermore, homelessness across the United States has decreased by 15% since 2007, the year that HUD began collecting data on the homeless population.

    8

    of every 10,000 Kansas residents were homeless, 2018

    17

    of every 10,000 U.S. residents were homeless, 2018

    By comparison, Kansas had approximately 2,216 homeless persons in 2018, equating to 8 in every 10,000 Kansas residents and just slightly under half the national average. This number reveals a 20.37% decrease since 2014 when 2,783 homeless persons lived in Kansas.

    V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs

    The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in Kansas by examining the drug- and alcohol-related death rates in the four most populous cities. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in each city are listed.

    Wichita

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Wichita are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Wichita
    Preferred Family Healthcare Substance Abuse ServicesThe Caring Center of WichitaHealthCore Clinic
    Rehabilitation Services Provided8.355.010
    Treatment Approaches6.257.53.75
    Cost6.258.756.25
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics1.1100
    Ancillary Services7.565.0410
    Total Score6.25.63.2

    Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Wichita are at a lower rate than in Kansas

    14.3%

    of Wichita deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    15.16%

    of Kansas deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Sedgwick County, in which Wichita is located, experienced 6,929 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017. The death toll represented 14.30% of the total number of deaths among all ages during the same period in the county and was almost a full percentage point below the state average of 15.16% for those same years. Of the top four largest Kansas cities, Wichita reported the second-highest death rate.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Sedgwick County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths55,9605,965
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths1963964
    Total Deaths85347,59348,447
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.7%14.55%14.3%

    Overland Park-Kansas City

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Overland Park-Kansas City are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Overland Park-Kansas City
    Doolittle and Harrington Healthcare, LLC Saint Francis MinistriesAAAAT/MARSConsulting Overland Park
    Rehabilitation Services Provided3.3403.34
    Treatment Approaches2.53.752.5
    Cost6.256.251.25
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics2.221.110
    Ancillary Services4.416.31.89
    Total Score3.73.02.1

    Overland Park-Kansas City’s rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths is lower than the state average

    13.43%

    of Overland Park-Kansas City deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    15.16%

    of Kansas deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Overland Park and Kansas City are located in neighboring Johnson and Wyandotte counties, respectively, and the combined number of deaths in the counties due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017 was 7,647. This death toll represented 13.43% of the total deaths among all ages in both counties during that time period and was almost two percentage points lower than the average of 15.16% across all of Kansas during that same timeframe. Among the four most populous cities in Kansas, Overland Park-Kansas City had the third-highest death rate.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths96,7616,770
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0877877
    Total Deaths88456,04356,928
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.02%13.63%13.43%

    Source:

    Olathe

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Olathe and the neighboring city of Shawnee are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Olathe Area
    Full Circle Education and Counseling CenterJohnson County Mental Health Center Adult Detox UnitAssociates at Hope Harbor
    Rehabilitation Services Provided103.343.34
    Treatment Approaches6.256.253.75
    Cost2.52.55
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics1.116.663.33
    Ancillary Services3.153.151.89
    Total Score5.54.43.6

    Olathe has a drug and alcohol death rate that is well below the state average

    12.81%

    of Olathe deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    15.16%

    of Kansas deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Johnson County, in which the city of Olathe is located, reported 5,264 drug- and alcohol-induced deaths between 2008 and 2017, equating to 12.81% of the total number of deaths in the county during that time frame. This percentage fell well below the percentage across Kansas of 15.16% during those same years. Of the four most populous cities in Kansas, Olathe had the lowest rate of deaths resulting from drugs and alcohol.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Johnson County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths84,6274,635
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0629629
    Total Deaths55440,52441,078
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.44%12.97%12.81%

    Source:

    Topeka

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Topeka and the neighboring city of Lawrence are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Topeka Area
    Pathway Family Services, LLCMirror, Inc. Lawrence Outpatient Treatment ProgramNew Dawn Wellness & Recovery Center
    Rehabilitation Services Provided3.341.673.34
    Treatment Approaches8.758.752.5
    Cost3.753.757.5
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics4.445.552.22
    Ancillary Services1.264.416.93
    Total Score4.74.74.2

    Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Topeka far exceed the average rate across Kansas

    17.62%

    of Topeka deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    15.16%

    of Kansas deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Shawnee County, of which Topeka is the largest city, reported 3,775 deaths caused by drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017. Although the raw number of deaths is the lowest among the four most populous cities, it equates to 17.62% of the total number of deaths among all ages during the same period in the county. This percentage exceeds the state average of 15.16% by over two full percentage points, and, consequently, Topeka has the highest rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths of the four most populous cities in Kansas.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Shawnee County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths13,3253,326
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0449449
    Total Deaths28021,14121,421
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.36%17.85%17.62%

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    VI. Take Action

    Substance abuse treatment is available in Kansas for anyone who needs help beating an addiction – you don’t have to struggle alone. To receive assistance, start by determining your insurance coverage and by contacting your referral center. You can also use our tool earlier in this guide to locate a treatment center near you. Remember, many low-cost rehabilitation centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel like you are unable to afford treatment.