Drug Abuse Arkansas City KS

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

PAX
(620) 442-1313
325 North 1st Street
Arkansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Kings Alcohol/Drug Treatment Ctr LLC
(620) 221-6252
2720 East 12th Street
Winfield, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Cypress Recovery Inc
(913) 764-7555
230 South Kansas Avenue
Olathe, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Elm Acres Youth and Family Service
(620) 231-6129
1002 East Madison Street
Pittsburg, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Kings Alcohol/Drug Treatment Ctr LLC
(316) 613-2222
4515 East Central Street
Wichita, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Lakota, Portugese, Spanish

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Cowley County Mental Health and
(620) 442-4540
22214 D Street
Winfield, KS
Hotline
(620) 442-4540
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Cowley County Community Correction
(620) 221-3454
320 East 9th Street
Winfield, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
Innovative Solutions Addiction Center
(785) 452-9200
300 South 9th Street
Salina, KS
Hotline
(785) 643-0848
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Gays and Lesbians, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Data Provided by:
CARE Special Programs Inc
(913) 706-4132
226 South Kansas Avenue
Olathe, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Wichita Community Action Inc
(316) 264-2025
1411 North Kansas Street
Wichita, KS
Hotline
(316) 312-6191
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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