Substance Abuse Programs Lawrence KS

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Alpha Recovery LLC Lawrence
5040 Bob Billings Parkway, Suite B,
Lawrence, KS66049
(785) 842-6300

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

At Alpha Recovery Center, we understand the difficulties faced by individuals dealing with substance abuse or legal problems stemming from drug and alcohol related charges. Our mission is to provide an atmosphere of hope and understanding for those affected, with treatment plans focusing on sustained, positive change.
Rick Ostrander
About Alpha Recovery Center
Founded by Rick Ostrander in 1995, Alpha Recovery Center provides help for individuals in the Lawrence and Topeka communities struggling with addiction and the damaging effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Rick, who has a Masters degree in counseling and RAODAC (Registered Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor) certification, has over thirty years of experience in drug and alcohol abuse counseling.
1739 East 23rd Street,
Lawrence, KS66046
(785) 830-8238

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Specializing in Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

DCCCA Inc. began as a small outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program in Lawrence, Kansas. Over the years, it has grown into a provider of quality education, prevention and treatment services for individuals and families across the State of Kansas.

For over thirty years, DCCCA has provided a variety of human services and played an active role in helping clients improve their quality of life.
What does DCCCA stand for?

DCCCA began operations in Lawrence, Kansas in the summer of 1974 as the Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism. Over the years, we became known locally as DCCCA. In 1989, our legal name was changed to DCCCA by our Board of Directors. This change was prompted by our program delivery outside of Douglas County and our program growth to include services for problems other than alcoholism.
Professional Treatment Services
3205 Clinton Parkway Court,
Lawrence, KS66047
(785) 843-5483

Intake Phone Numbers:
(785) 249-8477

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Specializing in Adolescents, Women, Men

Professional Treatment Services (PTS) recognizes that chemical and behavioral addictions are diagnosable and treatable primary illnesses that negatively impact both the individual directly experiencing the addiction as well as close family members and friends. Additionally, we understand that addiction diminishes an individual’s biological, psychological, social and spiritual health thereby depleting their overall quality of life.

Our holistic approach to addictions treatment emphasizes the restoration of health in each of those major life spheres through the delivery of research based therapeutic interventions. We fundamentally believe that through the competent and passionate delivery of education our clients are able to develop new psychological insights empowering them to modify or eliminate formerly pathological behavioral responses. The Serenity Model of Recovery and 12-Step Programming are cornerstones of our treatment philosophy. Clients completing our treatment program are equipped with the essential insight and skill base to sustain their long-term recovery.

Drug Courts Proving Effective in Reducing Crime, Substance Abuse - Addicted

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Drug Courts Proving Effective in Reducing Crime, Substance Abuse

Monday, October 26, 1998 Like many other judges across the nation, Judge John Schwartz was unhappy with the lack of success that his city, Rochester, NY and its criminal courts were having in rehabilitating drug offenders. "I saw that the work that we were doing through the usual means with the drug-addiction cases that were clogging our criminal courts was not working," he says.

The year was 1993, and Schwartz had heard about a new innovation called drug courts. Opting for treatment instead of purely punitive measures, the handful of drug courts then in operation had begun to report some rather impressive results reflected in recidivism rates that were much lower than those of traditional defendants and probationers who had been convicted for comparable crimes related to drug addiction.

These courts had adopted a new approach emphasizing treatment of drug-addicted defendants instead of purely punitive measures, and the outcomes were starting to attract attention. They certainly caught Schwartz's. That year, Schwartz attended an informal conference at the nation's first drug court, in Miami, "and I came back to Rochester convinced that it would work."

The Rochester Drug Court opened for business in January, 1995, and today Schwartz reports that his initial conviction was correct: It works. Now that the court has been operating for nearly four years, its success is measurable. According to Schwartz, the court has "graduated" 250 people from its two-year treatment program and only 5 percent have been re-arrested.

Because of the success of drug courts like the one in Rochester, the 1996 Federal Crime Bill recognized the importance of their more therapeutic approach and made start-up funds available. As a result, their numbers have mushroomed. Today, according to the Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project (DCCTAP), which is operated by the Justice Department's drug-courts program office, there are more than 200 drug courts in the U.S. with many more set to open or in the planning stages.

The development of these courts is a reflection of an evolution in thinking about the relationships between drugs, addiction, crime, punishment, and treatment. A 1995 study by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute of Justice showed quite conclusively that the link between drug use and crime is even stronger than most people suspected. The study found that more than half of male defendants and more than 40 percent of female defendants in 23 cities were under the influence of at least one drug at the time of their arrest.

While the findings of the report revealed the extent of the troubling relationship between drugs and crime, it also cast into harsh light the wisdom of the criminal justice system's response in dealing with drug-dependent criminals. Typically, defendants convicted of drug offenses ar...

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