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Lakeland Behavioral Health System

Springfield, MO

Multiple Levels of Care

844-404-1846

Keystone Treatment Center

Canton, SD

Multiple Levels of Care

855-417-3666

Rolling Hills Hospital

Ada, OK

Multiple Levels of Care

877-873-4983

Delta Med Center

Memphis, TN

Outpatient

877-235-0382

Banyan Chicago

Chicago, IL

Full Spectrum of Care

877-460-0328

Crestwyn Behavioral Health

Memphis, TN

Multiple Levels of Care

844-496-4473

Timberline Knolls Treatment Center for Women

Lemont, IL

Multiple Levels of Care

855-200-8406

Burkwood Treatment Center

Hudson, WI

Residential

844-251-2961

Mirror Lake Recovery Center

Burns, TN

Multiple Levels of Care

855-379-8324

Options Behavioral Health Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

Multiple Levels of Care

844-530-2836

JourneyPure – Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY

Full Spectrum of Care

877-604-6276

Southeast Addiction Center – Nashville

Nashville, TN

Multiple Levels of Care

1-855-404-9855

Drug Addiction and Rehab in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City falls on the MissouriKansas border. Despite the name, a majority of its land and people fall on the Missouri side. Unfortunately, the Missouri side also deals with the majority of problems from drugs.

More than 600,000 people live in Jackson County, where Kansas City is located, over 70% of which reside in the city itself. Like much of the United States, the city is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. With a strong presence of Mexican drug traffickers, however, Kansas City is also faced with a methamphetamine crisis.

Between prescription and illicit opioids in Jackson County, there were 101 related deaths in 2016, the majority of which were concentrated within city limits.

The Reach of the Mexican Drug War

Presently, the nation is swept with the greatest drug epidemic in U.S. history. From East to West, many states and cities are battling the opioid crisis, and Kansas City is no different. Unregulated synthetic drugs are distributed on the streets, and the reach of international drug trafficking organizations, DTOs, is growing, especially Mexican cartels who transport huge amounts of cocaine, methamphetamines, and black tar heroin into the city.

Methamphetamines in Kansas City

While the amount of methamphetamine produced locally in metropolitan Jackson County has steadily fallen, an influx of meth still comes in from Mexican cartels. This meth is then distributed to local and international DTOs for redistribution. In December 2017, Kansas City reported the indictment of a DTO that ran a $5.4 million ring from January of 2015. They moved over 700 pounds of meth across the state. All things considered, the prevalence of methamphetamine abuse is only made possible by these external DTOs.

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Black Tar Heroin in Kansas City

Pharmaceutical drugs are not the only opioids on the street. Kansas City is located only 12 hours away from the Mexican border, and Black Tar Heroin from that country dominates the local drug markets. Dealers typically carry this form of heroin in small amounts to ensure smaller charges if they are caught by law enforcement. This practice has become standard for the majority of dealers in Kansas City. What makes it even more dangerous, however, is the formation of a subculture of dealers and users. This strong network of people makes the drug more prevalent across Jackson County.

Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabinoids

Marijuana is the most widely distributed and easily accessible drug in Jackson County and Kansas City. This is partially because Marijuana carries less stigma than other drugs like opioids, methamphetamines, and even benzodiazepines. However, while addiction is always a concern, there is a growing concern because many users are unable to distinguish between genuine marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids.

Synthetic cannabinoids can look similar to processed marijuana, but it is actually plant material sprayed down with synthetic chemicals. These chemicals vary in potency from 200 to 500 times stronger than THC. Because users generally have absolutely no knowledge of what goes into these chemicals, they increase their risk and could consume anything from a stimulant to a hallucinogen. The most recent strain of synthetic Marijuana, commonly referred to as “K2” or “Spice,” has caused 3 deaths and over 100 hospitalizations since from January to March 2018 in Missouri.

Finding Treatment in Kansas City

Coming to terms with addiction can be isolating. The decision to get better often means giving up an old life and familiar faces and friends, to pursue a better one. The hardest step can be giving up the negative influences to pursue personal strength. In some cases, people find that going to a treatment center outside of their city, or even state, can help them shed their old life.

If you, or someone you love, are battling addiction, consider looking for external help. There are dedicated treatment providers standing by to answer all of your questions. If you are looking for a treatment center near you, in a new place, or don’t know where to go, try reaching out today.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
KCMSCNA PO Box 410187
Kansas City, MO 64110
Kansas City Metro Service NA PO Box 410187
Kansas City, MO 64110
800-561-2250
Northland Area PO Box 25186
Kansas City, MO 64119
800-561-2250
Area 39: Western Missouri 8905 Holly St
Kansas City, MO 64114
West Central Missouri Area PO Box 1293
Lee’s Summit, Mo 64063
800-561-2250

College Programs

Counseling Services

Kansas City Art Institute

KCAI has contracted psychological wellbeing professionals to satisfy with students’ on-campus throughout the tutorial year. Students’ emotional health is a priority to our campus community. Coun...

4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Alcohol and Drug Prevention

University of Missouri-Kansas City

UMKC is committed to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and conducive to the academic achievement of all. Abuse of drugs and alcohol is considered a disruption to this environment, p...

4825 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64110

Rockhurst University Counseling Center

Rockhurst University

The Rockhurst University Counseling Center provide counselling for students for a wide variety of issues including adjusting to college, managing stress and anxiety, dealing with depression, im...

1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO

Counseling Services

Cleveland University-Kansas City

The integral part of instructional responsibilities at Cleveland University-Kansas City is to provide special educational assistance to individuals or groups of students outside of formal classr...

10850 Lowell Ave
Overland Park, KS 66210

Counseling Services

William Jewell College

he aim of Counseling Services at William Jewell University is to provide college students with psychological services in secure, supportive surroundings. Students regularly seek remedy that allo...

500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068

Counseling Services

Avila University

To help you navigate the challenges of life, Avila offers free and confidential counseling for all our students. Our goal is to assist students in making the most of their educational opportunit...

11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Student Services

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary

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15800 Calvary Rd
Kansas City, MO 64147

Counseling Center

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Both community MNU community and Kansas City community receive counseling services from MidAmerica Nazarene University. These services are liberal to all MNU students; associated charges are sup...

14201 S. Mur-Len
Suite 201, Olathe, KS 66062

Counseling Center

University of Saint Mary

A variety of challenges that affect both academic success and their enjoyment of their college years are faced by college students. USM Counseling Center offers confidential, individual and grou...

4100 South 4th St
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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