There are many types of inpatient and outpatient treatment options for people who experience substance use disorder (SUD) or develop an addiction to prescription drugs. Quitting prescription drugs “cold turkey” can result in intense withdrawal symptoms.

Medical supervision is highly recommended for treatment so withdrawal symptoms can be managed and to develop behaviors that help you experience recovery. Read about various treatment methods available in Kansas.


Prescription drug addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain. It occurs when you compulsively seek the drugs despite them causing harmful consequences.

Prescription drug addiction can happen to anyone, but is more likely in people who:

  • Have a personal or family history of mental illness, depression and anxiety
  • Have a personal or family history of substance abuse, including alcohol and tobacco

Source: Mayo Clinic