Kansas Substance Abuse


Kansas is located in the Midwestern part of the United States. The capital of the state is Topeka and the largest city is Wichita, Johnson County is the most populated one. Kansas is bordered in the north by Nebraska, east by Missouri, south by Oklahoma, west by Colorado. The name for the state is derived from the famous river, Kansas River. Kansas was the home to numerous & diverse Native American tribes. Along with the river valleys, there were villages in the east part where a part of tribes live. In the western side of the state there were number of tribes semi-nomadic and hunts bison. Kansans, this is what the name of the residents in the state called by.

By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states and produces a huge yield of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans.Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,041 feet (1,232 meters).Kansas is the 34th most-populous and 15th-largest state by area among the 50 states with a population of 2,911,505.

These are the top cities in Alabama:

S.NoName of the citiesPopulationLatitude/Longitude
1Wichita389,96537.692 / -97.338
2Overland Park186,51538.982 / -94.671
3Kansas City151,30639.114 / -94.627
4Olathe134,30538.881 / -94.819
5Topeka127,26539.048 / -95.678

Most commonly abused substances in Kansas

  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana
  • Stimulants
  • Cocaine
  • Opioids
  • Heroin
  • PCP

Substance abuse in Kansas

  • The overdose rate in this particular state(Kansas) is below the national average. It has been observed that the death rates have quadrupled due to the overdose of drugs statewide from 1999 to 2013 among 12 to 24-year-olds.
  • Kansas saw about 11,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 (4.4 percent of the age group) using pain relievers to get high from 2013–2014.
  • From 2013 to 2014, nearly 7.4 percent(1,74,000) of the people in the state who age over 12 and more, were dependent on or abused alcohol.
  • From 2013–2014, about 55,000 people aged 12 and over in Kansas (about 2.4 percent of the age group) were dependent upon or abused illegal substances.
  • Nearly 6.4% of people among the total number of people who were addicted to alcohol receive treatment in the rehab centers from 2010-2014.
  • Marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among treatment admissions at over 50 percent.
  • Males rank at a higher heavy drinking prevalence than females in Kansas.
  • Approximately 28,000 people used cocaine in 2015.
  • 13 percent of people 12 or older in Kansas admit to abusing drugs or alcohol in the recent past.
  • 175,000 people ages 12 or older can be classified as having a substance abuse disorder in the past year.
  • Drug abuse deaths are 4 times what they were 12 years ago, this increases the need for drug rehab centers in kansas
  • Drugs and/or alcohol were involved in 658 automobile crashes in 2016.
  • Sixteen people lost their lives in car wrecks that were alcohol- and/or drug-related.
  • Kansas spends 17.7 percent of its budget dealing with drug addiction and its consequences.
  • Despite being the 8th lowest state for drug abuse deaths, the amount of drug overdoses is rapidly growing.

Substance abuse treatment

  • Over the last five years, there has been observed a steady increase in the new treatment center for the admission of abusing prescribed drugs
  • Kansas ranks 11th in treatment centers servicing/accepting treats clients with alcohol abuse only per 100,000 residents.
  • In kansas, nearly 19,001 people received treatment for a substance use disorder in 2015
S.NoName of the drug Number people received treatmentpercentage

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Current captions about Drug abuse in Alamaba


Nearly 292,000 people have abused marijuana in 2015.


About 3,000 individuals abused heroin


Roughly 141,000 people were dependent on alcohol.

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