In November 2005, the State of Kansas Addiction and Prevention Services of the Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services awarded a competitive contract to DATACORP. Collaboratively, DATACORP and PAXIS Institute will conduct a comprehensive study of the substance abuse treatment needs throughout Kansas. As of February, three preliminary reports have been completed. The first report is a synthetic estimation study of substance abuse treatment need.
It presents “synthetic estimates” of the number of people in need of treatment in each county in Kansas. The second report is a synthetic estimate of the substance abuse treatment gaps. It identifies the number of people with unmet treatment need and demand. The third report maps the number of alcohol and drug-related arrests for adolescents and adults by county. In April 2006, DATACORP and PAXIS are scheduled to present the initial findings from these studies to Kansas stakeholders.