Chemical dependency is a disease – a progressive, chronic disease that can be stopped, but recovery takes a commitment to life…for life.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) supports the recovery journey with a thorough evaluation, a comprehensive, multi-level treatment program and a skilled professional staff.
Our evaluation and treatment approach addresses each individual’s physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs, beginning with a multidisciplinary team assessment and continuing through our structured Continued Care program.
Our commitment to community spans three decades of helping patients and families achieve positive, lasting life changes. This commitment grows stronger with each success.
As part of the assessment process, SMMC’s Addiction Recovery Services match the severity of the illness with an appropriate level of care. This step helps assure appropriate placement, cost effectiveness and a positive outcome.
A comprehensive assessment of each individual’s physical and mental condition is completed by the Behavioral Health Assessment Center. We also work with families and referral sources to determine how best to address those needs.
Our intensive, therapeutic and educational programs focus on all aspects of addiction, including the attitude and behavior changes necessary for complete, successful treatment.
Because everyone has unique needs, our multidisciplinary team works closely with each individual and family, as well as referral sources, to create effective, individualized treatment plans.
Individual treatment plans may include group therapy sessions, individual counseling, spirituality groups, family therapy, educational lectures and orientation to 12-step programs – all designed to help individuals understand specific issues related to their addiction.
Because loved ones are crucial to effective treatment, our staff works with family and close friends to help them understand addictions and learn to initiate change in their lives.
Families and significant others participate in programs, support groups, multi-family groups and family therapy sessions. SMMC’s Addiction Recovery Services offer a full continuum of care to ensure the most appropriate level of treatment. Additional benefits to this approach include flexibility in treatment and cost-effective care.
Individuals advance through the various levels of care based on decisions by each individual and family in collaboration with the treatment team. As individuals advance to outpatient levels in the continuum, they continue to work with the same team members who originally developed the plan of care.
Patients who may need detoxification/medical management, a structured environment, 24-hour care and an intensive therapeutic and education program, benefit from Addiction Recovery inpatient care. We help create an atmosphere that encourages honest self-exploration and responsible behavior.
The inpatient treatment program may involve individual focus on personal treatment and recovery issues such as:
Our Intensive Outpatient Program provides an intense, structured treatment setting during evening hours, allowing adults and seniors to participate in activities at home, work and in the community during the day. Participants take part in individual and group therapy, multi-family groups, addiction education, relapse prevention and 12-step program orientation.
We are committed to helping individuals and families achieve positive, lasting life changes. We believe that participation in a 12-step program is vital to long-term success. Our Continued Care Program offers growth and support in recovery through:
We provide community education, focusing on wellness and prevention. We offer educational presentations and programs on addiction-related topics.
For more information about our Kansas City addiction recovery services, call 913-676-2540.