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Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Missouri: Finding Rehabs in Missouri

The 2022 Status Report on Missouri’s Substance Use and Mental Health estimated that 778,000 individuals aged 12 and older in Missouri had a substance use disorder in the past year.1 According to the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2,155 Missourians died due to a drug overdose in 2021.2 In St. Louis, the largest city in Missouri, drug overdose fatalities increased by 30% in the 5-year period between 2017 and 2021. In 2021, fentanyl was responsible for most of these drug-related overdose fatalities followed by cocaine.3
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Where is Addiction Treatment Located in Missouri?

There are drug and alcohol treatment centers located throughout the state. Not surprisingly, however, most of them are located near bigger cities, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (NSSATS), in 2020, there were 278 substance use treatment facilities in Missouri.4 Of these, 257 rehabs provided outpatient programs, 61 offered residential services, 65 provided medically managed detox services, and 11 provided inpatient treatment in a hospital setting.4

The Division of Behavioral Health operates treatment programs for substance use disorders and recovery support services throughout the state. Some of the programs offer specialized treatment for certain populations, including women with children and adolescents.5

How Much Does It Cost to Go to Rehab in Missouri?

The cost of rehab vary widely, depending on the specific facility, its location, amenities offered, and the required. For instance, inpatient programs generally cost more than outpatient programs because inpatient care involves living at the facility for the duration of treatment with 24-hour care.

Regardless, you should not let the cost of treatment deter you from getting the care you need. There are treatment options available in Missouri with multiple ways to cover the costs.

Does Insurance Cover Rehab in Missouri?

Many insurance plans cover some or all of the costs associated with substance use treatment, and some facilities may offer financial assistance or payment plans for those who do not have insurance or who are underinsured.

In Missouri, 73.4% of the 278 facilities in the state accept private health insurance. Additionally, 68.7% accept Medicaid, 39.6% accept Medicare, 44.2% accept a state-funded insurance plan other than Medicaid, and 60.8% accept federal military insurance.4

Other Ways to Pay for Treatment in Missouri

There are several options for people to pay for rehab in Missouri, aside from using insurance. Some of these options include:4,5

  • Self-payment. Nearly 94% of the treatment centers in the state accept cash or self-payment, which means patients pay out of pocket for services rendered. Additionally, 77.7% of the facilities offer payment plans or sliding scale fees based on income to make treatment more affordable.
  • Grants and scholarships. Some treatment facilities offer grants or scholarships to those who cannot afford to pay for treatment. These may be funded by the facility itself, private donors, or government agencies.
  • State-funded programs. Missouri offers several state-funded programs that provide free or low-cost substance use treatment to eligible people through the Division of Behavioral Health.
  • Loans or credit. Some people may choose to take out a loan or use credit to pay for treatment.

What Addictions Do Rehabs in Missouri Treat?

Types of Addiction Treatment in Missouri

Addiction treatment facilities in Missouri may offer a range of services to help people overcome substance use disorders. The levels of care often offered at these facilities include:4,7,8

  • Detoxification. Detox is typically the first step in addiction treatment and involves helping patients safely and comfortably manage withdrawal symptoms as their bodies adjust to the absence of drugs or alcohol. Detoxification may be provided in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers, hospitals, or outpatient clinics.
  • Inpatient/residential treatment. Inpatient or residential treatment typically involves 24-hour care in a structured substance-free environment. Patients live at the facility for a period of time, usually ranging from a few weeks to several months, and participate in a variety of treatment activities, such as individual and group therapy, education, and skills-building exercises.
  • Partial hospitalization (PHP). PHP, also known as day treatment, is a level of care that involves spending several hours per day, several days per week, in a treatment program. People in PHPs typically live at home or in a sober living facility and attend treatment during the day.
  • Intensive outpatient (IOP). IOP is a level of care that involves regular, structured treatment sessions several times per week, often in the evening or on weekends.
  • Regular outpatient programs. Outpatient treatment involves regularly scheduled treatment sessions, typically once or twice per week, in an outpatient clinic or private practice setting.

Other services that may be offered by addiction treatment facilities in Missouri include medication-assisted treatment, counseling, case management, support groups, and addiction treatment aftercare planning. It is important for individuals seeking addiction treatment to find the level of care that is appropriate for their specific needs and to work closely with treatment providers to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

How to Find Addiction Treatment in Missouri

When choosing an addiction treatment facility in Missouri, there are several important questions and factors to consider. These may include:

  1. Licensing and accreditation. Make sure the facility is licensed by the state of Missouri and accredited by reputable organizations, such as The Joint Commission or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
  2. Therapies and treatments offered. Inquire about the types of therapies and treatments offered, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. Ask if the facility offers personalized treatment plans that are tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
  3. Insurance and payment options. Ask about the facility’s insurance acceptance, payment options, and financial assistance programs. Consider alternative payment options if insurance is not an option.
  4. Amenities and accommodations. Consider the amenities and accommodations offered, such as private or shared rooms, recreational activities, and meal options.
  5. Programming for specific needs or populations. Ask if the facility offers programming for specific needs or populations, such as gender-specific treatment, LGBTQ+ programming, or treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders.

It is also important to research the reputation of the facility, read reviews from former patients, and speak with treatment providers to ensure the facility is a good fit.

At American Addiction Centers (AAC), we have several facilities throughout the country, including Oxford Treatment Center in Mississippi and Greenhouse Treatment Center in Texas—both just a road trip or short plane ride from Missouri. And actually, seeking treatment out of state can have several benefits, including:

  • Giving you a fresh start. Being away from familiar environments and triggers can help you focus on your recovery and make a fresh start.
  • Access to specialized treatment. Out-of-state facilities may offer specialized treatment options that are not available locally.
  • Increased privacy and confidentiality. Seeking treatment out of state can help you maintain your privacy and confidentiality.
  • Gaining an expanded support network. Connecting with peers in recovery and support groups in a new community can provide individuals with a stronger support network.

If you or someone you love struggles with addiction and needs help finding a treatment facility, contact AAC at . One of our compassionate and knowledgeable admissions navigators can answer your questions, explain treatment options, offer guidance and support, and verify your insurance.

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