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Situated on the American Great Plains, the state of Kansas is known as “Midway, USA” because the geographic center of the continental United States is located here. The state gets its name from the Native American Kansa tribe (“people of the south wind”) which once inhabited the area. The undulating plains and prairies stretch across 82,080 miles of land that is used primarily for agricultural purposes. But, as with every other state in our nation, in contrast to the breathtaking landscape lurks a shadowy underworld of crime and death created by widespread substance abuse activities.
The drug situation in Kansas varies from year to year, but the primary drug of concern is usually methamphetamine. Domestic production of meth is high. But, Hispanic organizations smuggle in the majority of meth in the state. Also, crack cocaine is readily available in Kansas especially in major urban areas. Kansas is also a transshipment point for drugs coming into the eastern US via Interstates 35 and 70. The proceeds from the drugs are shipped back to Mexico following the same routes.
The Trust for America’s Health presented an analysis in 2015 which shows that Kansas ranked 14th lowest in overdose deaths from prescription and illegal drugs. The rate was 5.9 deaths per 100,000 people aged 12 to 25, compared to the national rate of 7.3 per 100,000. In 2016, the total number of drug deaths was 11.7 per 100,000. Another report shows that in the past decade, prescription drug misuse and heroin abuse quadrupled in the state.
Here are more statistics about the drug situation in Kansas:
In Kansas, more than one in twenty people aged 12 and older abused meth in their lifetime.
People from across the midwest get their meth from Kansas City, which is part of the “meth belt.”
About 11,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 in Kansas reported nonmedical use of opiate painkillers in 2013 and 2014.
About one in ten individuals aged 12 and older in Kansas reported abusing prescription pain relievers in their lifetime.
About 167,000 adults over the age of 21 reported heavy alcohol use in 2014.
As many as 174,000 people over the age of 12 were dependent on alcohol in 2013 - 2014.
About 55,000 people over the age of 12 reported illicit drug use such as heroin or cocaine.
Only 15.1% of heroin and cocaine users received treatment for their addictions in 2014. The highest prevalence of heroin use was among 9th-grade students.
The highest percentage of marijuana use is among individuals 18 to 25 years of age.
More than one in three individuals in Kansas over the age of 12 reported using marijuana in their lifetime.
In June of 2015, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services awarded a grant of $3.6 million to the state of Kansas for a five-year project to assist in education and awareness about prescription drug misuse and underage drinking.
The above agencies are only a few of the hundreds in the state of Kansas that are trying to save lives from the ravages of drugs and alcohol. More information can be found online or by calling our toll-free number. We also invite you to visit our website to find out more about addiction treatment options.
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