The state of Kansas, especially the cities of Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita, has had big drug problems with methamphetamine, cocaine, and especially with crack cocaine. The Kansas City metropolitan area has been a huge market where drugs can be purchased and transported because of its important shipment location for drugs and monies which then goes to narcotic markets throughout the United States. Due to employers having drug tests, Kansas City had the highest positive rate for amphetamines which was at 80%, marijuana at 60%, cocaine at 30%, opiates at 20% and PCP was at 900% than our national average as reported by the National Drug Intelligence Center, Drug Market Analysis, Midwest, and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in 2008.
Youths aged from 12-17 years old, showed that illicit drug use increased as they got older. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reported that drivers from 18 yrs of age that operated a motor vehicle while being on illicit drugs within the past year was at 4.7%. Kansas has also had an increase in the use of "club drugs" like MDMA (Ecstasy) and GHB. These drugs are found at rave parties all over Kansas. It's mostly popular with young Asian gang members in Wichita that was reported by the NetCent Communications and sourced by the Kansas Drug Report Data Source: U.S. Department of Justice, DEA in 2010.
In 2009, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reported that there were 1, 933 admissions into drug and alcohol detox centers in Kansas, which resulted in 503 finishing detox, 1, 180 were reassigned to other treatment centers, 229 dropped out, 11 were eliminated and 10 were under other reasons.
Kansas has been battling the war on drugs and gangs by having programs like the National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) that comes up at the end of January, ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City that helps teens with the dealings of peer pressure, consequences for negative actions, teaches them self-esteem, gets teens to be involved with others like themselves who have the same interests and morals and now Governor Sam Brownback has signed a law that will mandate drug testing for those that are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
The state of Kansas offers 210 drug and alcohol detox centers if you or someone needs help with drug and alcohol use. One thing to keep in mind, is that before you bind yourself to any specific detox center, to please make sure that you research it in full detail before you make your definite choice.
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