Kansas SUD Treatment, Policy, Research, and Resources

Kansas Behavioral Health Services
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services: Community Services and Programs Commission

This page contains links to reports, resources, and other key information for SUD and mental health treatment in the state of Kansas.


Information for Consumers and Families
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services: Community Services and Programs Commission

Links to crisis and long-term recovery supports are available here, in addition to directories of substance use evaluators, gender-specific SUD treatment programs, problem gambling information, hotlines, and medication assisted treatment programs.


Governor's Substance Use Disorders Task Force Report
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Governor's Task Force to Address Substance Use Disorders

Convened in May 2018, the Task Force is responsible for collecting, investigating, and reviewing data and information on substance use disorder in the state and making recommendations to policy makers for prevention and treatment strategies.


Kansas Citizen's Committee on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (KCC) Annual Report, 2017
Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council

This report details recommendations for Kansas policy-makers regarding substance use treatment and recovery programming, initiatives, and regulations.


Moving Towards a More Responsive SUD Continuum of Care: A Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment of the KC Metropolitan Area, 2018
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and FirstCall

This report details the findings of a needs assessment conducted by the KU SSW on the prevalence of SUD and availability of treatment and recovery services in the bi-state Metro-area.


Building a Collaborative Response to the Crisis in Kansas: Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This strategy, developed by multidisciplinary stakeholders, details evidence-based approaches to prevention, education, treatment and recovery, law enforcement, and neonatal abstinence syndrome in Kansas.


Kansas Epidemiological Data Dashboard
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Data

County-level data for prescription drug and patient demographics for 2016-2017 are available on this interactive dashboard.



Provides descriptive statistics on the prevalence of substance use and mental health disorders in the Kansas City-metro area using data from 2005-2010. Provides an overview of illicit drug use, SUD, major depressive episodes, cigarette and binge alcohol use and compares to MO and national prevalence.