Am I Addicted?
Well Maybe. Maybe NOT.
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Not everyone sent to a treatment program is actually addicted. Some are just arrested for drug/alcohol related behavior like a DWI, and 'treatment' is a judge's diversion from going to jail.
What is addiction? It's the practice of excessive using, even though it's against one's better judgment!
Any of these are signs you may well be in trouble with an addiction:
How Addictions Work
The 70 min documentary "Pleasure Unwoven"
by Institute for Addiction Studies. (Documentary DVD purchase available here)
Video is best for the alcoholic / drug addict,
AND you who LOVE them!
See the free U-Tube video: CLICK HERE
How Recovery Works
Recovery isn't easy if you're fighting addiction or chronic drinking. But there's help from some churches with addiction programs, private, and government programs, and even AA - Alcoholics Anonymous. Learn about the 3 stages of recovery:
The word around the area is that some treatment programs tend to be pretty strict, especially the court ordered or state-paid ones for those with no insurance. Wouldn't hurt to find out from people in AA who have been there.
Mental Health of the Heartland (KC area)
Help Line 913-281-1234
Teen Connection 913-281-2299
Tri-County Mental Health (Missouri low cost/free)
3100 ME 83rd, KCMO 64119
(816) 468-0400 For Platte, Clay and Ray counties Intake for northland's C-Star program:
Missouri state C-STAR alcohol/drug treatment). Operated by the state of Missouri's Mental Health Department, C-Star is designed as an outpatient program for several weeks one-on-one and group meetings in many counties around the state. Some (or all) funding is often paid for by the state, depending on your income.
Private non-profit treatment centers mostly around KS, MO, AZ, OK, TX, and CO -- inpatient or outpatient treatment.
Valley Hope Atchison KS is an IN-PATIENT residential facility. (Costs about $12,000 for 30 days if you pay it yourself, or just your co-pay if your health insurance has Mental Health benefits and covers most of it. (Medicare doesn't pay for treatment.) Your insurance probably won't fund you for a full 30 days, and you may not need it all. They'll recommend you go to lifelong AA meetings but it's not required to succeed if you were serious, make life and friendship changes.)
Shawnee Mission MedCenter - KC Outpatient drug and alcohol programs, sexual and gambling addictions, eating disorders - insurance or personal payment. Patient respect, excellent lectures and group therapy in Overland Park, Ks--a KC suburb. Free follow-on for a year. 913-789-3218
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center 200 Maine, Lawrence 785-843-9192
Johnson County Mental Health
- Adult Detox - 24 hr Crisis 913 826-4100
Kansas City Drug Detox - Learn about it!
KC Detox Centers (Google search)
Valeo Center - Topeka , 24 hr crisis 785-234-3300--(state approval required)
EGETGOING.COM national Online Treatment Group meets twice a week for six weeks - well known, paid for by most insurance. Live moderated group chat by appointment nights.
GOOGLE YOUR COUNTY and "Addiction", or "Alchohol" or "Homeless",
"Suicide", "Elderly" or "Aging" or "Nursing Homes" or whatever.
They'll come up, fer sure! Lotsa folks wanna help you with your worries!s.
Click HERE, to learn ALL about AA and NA!