Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Prairie Village KS

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate.

Active Interventions
(913) 660-1613
3520 West 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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MARS Consulting
(913) 206-5317
8100 Marty Street
Overland Park, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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Phoenix Recovery Systems
(816) 401-1494
6005 Martway Street
Mission, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Accredited Addiction Recovery Services
(913) 236-8445
6505 East Frontage Road
Merriam, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Substance Abuse Center of
(913) 362-0045
3505 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Mission Valley Hope
(913) 432-4037
5410 West 58th Terrace
Shawnee Mission, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Chautauqua Counseling Center
(913) 645-6652
5960 Dearborn Street
Mission, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Addiction Treatment Services
(913) 722-1118
10200 West 75th Street
Merriam, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Kansas City Metro Methadone Program
(913) 588-6493
3901 Rainbow Boulevard Mail Stop 4015
Kansas City, KS
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Gateway Foundation Inc
(816) 333-9999
1734 East 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate. Others are high-functioning and can hide their alcoholism and drug addiction for long periods of time before it begins to interfere with their life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Patterns

Someone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction will typically have certain patterns of usage. For example, the must-have nightly cocktails, always having alcohol available in the house or at social functions, mood swings that could indicate someone is high or coming down off of a high, unusual sleeping patterns, isolating, leaving the house at odd hours, frequent visits to the doctor complaining of symptoms that require pain medication – these are patterns to watch.

If alcohol or drug usage is not interfering with an individual’s ability to manage life or relationships, then it’s not yet at a problem level. Some people can use alcohol and drugs for recreational purposes while others get hooked immediately. The best indication is the manageability of a person’s life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Appearance

Generally a person’s appearance and their surroundings are indicative o...

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