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"Friendship House to me is a place where I came to learn to love myself and others."
~ Former Resident


“Women come into recovery with more guilt and shame than their male counterparts, and many feel that they do not even deserve treatment. Denial becomes a major impediment to treatment, as often, those who should be supportive of a woman will instead blame her...”

 ~ from the article entitled Women in Treatment by R. Aydelotte
in the 1991 publication, Employee Assistance

Narcotics AnonymousAddiction Education
  • http://www.helpguide.org/

    The path to drug addiction begins with the act of taking drugs. Over time, a person's ability to choose not to take drugs is compromised. This in large part is a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning, and thus on behavior. Addiction, therefore, is characterized by compulsive, drug craving, seeking, and use that persists even in the face of negative consequences.

  • http://www.nida.nih.gov/

    Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide

Cocaine AnonymousLocal Addiction Links
  • http://www.recoverycentral.org/

    Through information, education, prevention, referral and assessment services, it is the hope of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Greater Kansas City to help those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and other forms of addiction.

  • http://www.kansascityna.org/

    There are many Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Kansas City and the surrounding areas where you can find help. Anyone who has a desire to stop using is welcome.

  • http://www.kansasareaca.org/

    Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

  • http://www.mainstreamkc.com/

    Mainstream Kansas City is a residential treatment center located in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

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