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A major challenge is a devastation of Missouri communities and ties caused by drugs and alcohol. It’s very tough to see a friend or a loved one face a battle with addiction, and we ‘re here to help.

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Currently, there are over 542 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Missouri for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Missouri

Missouri Drug and Substance Treatment

St Louis, the largest city in the state, is home to the Gateway Arch and the spectacular Forest Park. On the other side of the state is Kansas City, famous for its barbecue and live music. Explore underground caves, capture vivid murals, and walk through the towns of the turn of the century. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson is a half-stage replica of the famous ship.

Like many other states in the nation, Missouri is also dealing with an opioid epidemic. Opioid-related overdoses in Missouri have been increasing steadily for the past three decades. In 2019, there was a small decrease in this rate for the first time–but that quickly changed again in 2020.

Obviously a wonderful place to visit and stay but Missouri has issues with drug and alcohol abuse, as all other states.

In 2018, one in every 56 deaths in the state was opioid-related. In total, more than 1,130 people in Missouri died from opioid abuse that year–an increase of more than 150 deaths from the previous year. Partly to blame were the high rates of prescription opioids throughout the state. However, there are also many cases of heroin and/or fentanyl overdoses in Missouri.

While opioids pose a major drug threat in the state, they do not form the largest threat. In recent years, both marijuana and methamphetamine abuse have surpassed opioid abuse in Missouri. Many drug users admitted to treatment centers list either marijuana or methamphetamines as their drug of choice. The abuse of these two drugs has been rising steadily in Missouri for the past 20 years.

Methamphetamines, in particular, form a large threat as they are widely produced throughout the state. A 2019 study revealed Missouri to be the number 1 methamphetamine manufacturer in the country, with more than 27 meth labs per 100,000 people. For the past 19 out of 20 years, the state also ranked first in the nation for meth lab-related incidents. Since the number of meth labs has only been increasing in recent years, the drug has become even more widely available.

Worst Drugs in Missouri

  1. Almost 75% of the Missouri population drinks alcohol, with one-third of these users qualifying as binge-drinkers. Many of these alcohol abusers end up in rehabilitation centers and these admissions take up more than one-third of all admissions into state-funded treatment centers.
  2. In 2007, marijuana was the most commonly cited drug among drug users admitted to treatment centers. The largest demographic for those admitted were between the ages of 21 and 25 years old, and almost 80% of all those admitted were male.
  3. Prescription drug abuse is also problematic throughout the state. Missouri providers contribute heavily to this problem by writing out almost 90 prescriptions per 100 people. Several residents then buy these drugs or get them from a friend or family member. It is estimated that 235,000 Missourians misuse drugs every year.
  4. Heroin abuse is common in many counties in Missouri. It is estimated that in St. Louis, one person dies due to heroin-related reasons every single day.
  5. While cocaine abuse is not as serious of a threat in Missouri as it is in the rest of the country, it is still used by many residents. It is estimated that almost 5% of the population, slightly over 280,000 residents, is addicted to cocaine.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Rehabilitation centers in Missouri treat more than four times the amount of methamphetamine abusers than they treat opioid abusers.
  2. For more than 20 consecutive years, the rates of both marijuana and methamphetamine abuse in Missouri have been steadily increasing.
  3. Residents between the ages of 18 to 25 years old form the largest group of those with unmet treatment needs for alcohol dependency.
  4. From 2012 to 2016, synthetic opioid-related deaths in the state rose by more than 330%.
  5. Prescription drug abuse is a major problem in Missouri–mainly due to the high prescription rates. In 2015, Missouri prescribers wrote 90 prescriptions per 100 people.
  6. Almost 70% of all heroin users in Missouri are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
  7. In 2009, Missouri had a higher than the average rate for drug-related deaths when compared to the rest of the country.
  8. In 2015, more than 1,850 children were removed from their homes due to parental drug and/or alcohol abuse.
  9. More than 5,000 Missouri residents were admitted into treatment centers for methamphetamine addiction in 2010–and this number has only been increasing since.
  10. Every year, around 20,000 people in Missouri visit the emergency room for alcohol-related reasons and another 12,000 people go in for abuse of other drugs.

Selecting a Facility is the First Step

Alcohol and substance addiction and dependency are incredibly complicated and do tremendous damage to individuals and their families’ lives. Fortunately, thousands of care centers in the United States and in Missouri specifically are committed to beginning and supporting people who are addicted to rehabilitation. The variety of recovery services is remarkable, and one care seeker’s experience is dramatically different from another. Similarly, the ideal treatment for one addict to recovery is ineffective for another. Our admissions staff are available 24 hours a day to help you search.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • United HealthCare
  • Aetna
  • Humana Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
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