Substance Abuse Prevention

There are many effective substance abuse prevention interventions. Interventions can involve the family, school, and community, and may provide substance abuse prevention for an individual or a population of youth by focusing on environmental and community factors and policies, developmental factors, or skill development. The following resources may be helpful for your student. If you have additional questions please contact your school counselor or social worker.

Douglas County

Mirror Inc

(785) 789-3705


(785) 841-4138

Osage County


(620) 343-2211

State and National Resources 

Prevention/Recovery Community Services

Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to helping make our community a place where people of all ages are safe, connected with others and free from the effects of substance abuse. PARS provides assistance and support to individuals, families, schools, businesses and the community. It is divided into two programs, The Prevention Services Department, which houses the Regional Prevention Center and Evaluation Services programs, and Safe Streets
Services of the Prevention Services Department include:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug information

  • Technical assistance to schools and communities

  • Information resources

  • Consultations on prevention and intervention activities

  • Trainings/workshops

  • Alcohol and Drug Evaluations for youth and adults

  • Case Management Services

  • Problem Gambling Assessment and Counseling

  • Evidence-based prevention curriculum for youth

Services of Safe Streets include:

  • Neighborhood Watch

  • Neighborhood/Community Development

  • Substance Abuse Initiatives

  • Safe Property Management

  • Utility Box Art Project

  • Biz Link/Retailer's Association

  • Safe Streets Coalition

Services in this expanded facility include Social Detoxification, Intermediate and Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Continuing Care, Gambling Addiction Treatment, and Relapse Prevention. These comprehensive services are available to anyone in the state of Kansas. We are licensed by the state to do referrals, and can provide assessment within 24-hours. We utilize the Living in Balance Program developed by Hazeldon Publishing and Educational Services. This cognitive behavioral and experiential treatment approach draws from current research and science in drug addiction. Together with practical clinical experience it provides a solid foundation for treatment. All Recovery Center programs provide exposure to community based self-help groups to assist clients in building skills and relationships that will support their recovery. Valeo Recovery Center is part of a state-wide referral network.
Social Detox

  • Assessment

  • Referral

  • Motivational Counseling

  • Non-medical 24-hour safe environment for acute withdrawal

  • Building Up to Drink or Drug (BUDD) Beds available

Residential / Intermediate Care

  • 24-Hour Residential Services

  • 42 Residential Beds

  • Attaining an Initial period of abstinence

  • Safety & Structure

  • Individual and Group Counseling

  • Hazelden Living in Balance & Thinking for a Change Education Programs

  • Education regarding Disease and Recovery

Residential Reintegration Program

  • Adult Male & Female Inpatient Services- individual & group

  • Assessment and Individual Program Plan

  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling

  • Re-Socialization Services- employment, education, vocational support, and skills training

  • Community Reintegration

  • Discharge Planning

  • Case Management

Intensive Outpatient / Outpatient

  • Intensive Day or Evening Treatment

  • Education, Continuing Care, and Relapse Prevention

  • Group and Individual Counseling for both the addict and significant others

  • Urine Analysis for Company Drug Testing

Problem Gambling Program

  • Outpatient Sessions

  • Specialized Curriculum for Gambler, or Concerned Other

  • Behavior Modification for Pathological Gambling

Valeo Behavioral Health Care
330 Oakley (Northwest Entrance)
Present at East Entrance after 5pm
Topeka, KS 66606
Social Detox 24-Hour Hotline 785-234-3448 
Recovery Center Services Information 785-783-7532
Recovery Center Admissions 785-233-1730 Ext. 3303

​Find more information Here.

Contact UsThe staff at PARS is committed to providing you with excellent service.  Please contact us in person, or via telephone or e-mail using the information below.
HoursMonday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday evenings by appointment
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Address and Phone
2209 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66611