I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

There are many different types of rehab programs and treatment options to consider. Here are a few of the decisions you need to make:

The main factors that determine which rehab options will be best for you are the severity of your addiction and your unique personal and financial situation.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Missouri

If the cost of rehab is a barrier for you – as it is for many – and you don’t have insurance, there are still ways for you to receive help. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 253 substance abuse treatment centers in the state of Missouri. Of those 253 centers, COMTREA, Inc. South Office, located in Festus, received the highest overall score based on our five core metrics.

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For more information about the five core metrics, head to the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology

1. COMTREA, Inc. South Office

COMTREA, Inc. South Office in Festus scored first in our rankings with an overall score of 7.2 points out of 10 possible points for its outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services offered to adults and adolescents. The center earned the highest performance score for its wealth of ancillary services, which include mental health assessments and screenings, nicotine replacement therapy, social skills development, and housing and transportation assistance, among many others. Additionally, it employs a variety of treatment approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-related counseling, brief intervention approach, the Matrix Model approach, and more, giving it the second-highest score in this category. Conversely, the center scored lowest in the Special Programs for Unique Demographics category, catering only to adolescents and individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 7.47
  • Treatment Approaches: 8.75
  • Cost: 7.77
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 2.22
  • Ancillary Services: 8.8

2. Preferred Family Healthcare Bridgeway Behavioral Health

The Bridgeway Behavioral Health division of Preferred Family Healthcare, located in St. Louis, received an overall score of 6.7 points out of 10 points. The facility offers both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services to adults and received the highest possible score for these rehabilitation services, primarily because it provides detoxification services and medication-assisted treatment utilizing such drugs as buprenorphine and naltrexone. The center’s biggest weakness, however, was its limited number of special programs for unique populations, as it caters only to clients referred from the court system. Yet, Bridgeway provides a multitude of ancillary services to complement its patients’ long-term recovery, such as health education services, individual/group/family counseling, employment counseling and training, and acupuncture, among many others.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 10
  • Treatment Approaches: 5
  • Cost: 5.55
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 3.33
  • Ancillary Services: 8.4

3. Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. Richmond Office

The Richmond location of Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. also received an overall score of 6.7 out of 10 points. The facility offers outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services to adults and adolescents but received the lowest score in this category due to its lack of detoxification services, in addition to its absence of medication-assisted treatment for patients addicted to opioids, although it does accept patients on opioid medication. Conversely, it received the highest-possible score for treatment approaches which are well-varied and include, but are not limited to, dialectical behavioral therapy, brief intervention approach, anger management, the Matrix Model approach, and relapse prevention, among others. The center also received a relatively high score in the category of Cost, as it accepts Medicare, Medicaid and other state-financed health insurance, Access to Recovery (ATR) vouchers, federal funding for substance abuse programs, private health insurance, and self-payment, in addition to offering a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 4.98
  • Treatment Approaches: 8.75
  • Cost: 7.77
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 5.55
  • Ancillary Services: 6.8
Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Missouri
RankRehabTotal ScoreContact Information
#1COMTREA, Inc. South Office7.2227 East Main Street Festus, MO 63028 Main Tel: 636-931-2700
#2Preferred Family Healthcare Bridgeway Behavioral Health6.74066 Dunnica Avenue Saint Louis, MO 63116 Main Tel: 636-224-1700
#3Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. Richmond Office6.7108 West North Main Richmond, MO 64085 Main Tel: 816-468-0400
#4Comprehensive Mental Health Services George Norman Jr. Recovery Center6.64231 South Hocker Drive Independence, MO 64055 Main Tel: 816-254-3652
#5COMTREA, Inc. Northwest Office6.41817 Gravois Road High Ridge, MO 63049 Main Tel: 636-376-0079
#6Heartland Center for Behavioral Change6.41730 Prospect Avenue Kansas City, MO 64127 Main Tel: 816-421-6670
#7COMTREA, Inc. Suburban Office6.421 Municipal Drive Arnold, MO 63010 Main Tel: 636-296-6206
#8Preferred Family Healthcare Bridgeway Behavioral Health Women Residential Program6.11601 Old South River Road Saint Charles, MO 63303 Main Tel: 636-224-1000
#9FCC Behavioral Health Stoddard County Office6.01719 West Business Highway 60 Dexter, MO 63877 Main Tel: 573-624-3334
#10ReDiscover Fearon Building6.0901 NE Independence Avenue
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 Main Tel: 816-966-0900

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Missouri

Start by contacting your referral center

In Missouri, the first step is to contact the Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) to obtain resources regarding substance abuse in the state. Visit the DBH website for substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for Missouri residents.

The purpose of a referral center is to determine what type of help each individual needs, as well as the resources available for each individual. The referral center is also the first point of contact for anyone who may need assistance paying for treatment. To learn if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit the Missouri Department of Social Services contact information page.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Missouri recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Input your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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Treatment Apporaches
Service Setting
Age Groups Accepted
Ancillary Services
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Gender Accepted
Language Services
License Certification Accreditation
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Payment Methods and Insurance Accepted
Special Programs Groups Offered

    What to Expect in Rehab

    Many different methods are available for treating addiction, and the science of studying addiction is constantly improving and changing. However, the core pieces of rehabilitation are generally very similar.

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    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process.

    II. Substance Abuse and Rehab for At-Risk Groups

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans

    Substance use disorder and PTSD go hand-in-hand for many veterans

    Veterans face unique challenges that can place them at higher risk for a substance use disorder (SUD) than the general population. The primary factor leading to this increased risk is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while other situations, such as unemployment, homelessness and chronic pain, can also be contributing factors. Furthermore, individuals – including veterans – with a substance use disorder are more likely to develop PTSD, so the problem is cyclical in nature.

    1 in 3

    veterans seeking treatment for a SUD also has PTSD

    1 in 4

    veterans with PTSD also has a SUD

    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, as of early 2019, nearly one of every three veterans who seeks treatment for a substance use disorder also has a PTSD diagnosis. Similarly, over one in four veterans who has received a diagnosis of PTSD is also struggling with a substance use disorder. Furthermore, for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one in 10 of those individuals who visits a VA health care facility has a substance use disorder.

    However, there is hope for veterans suffering from a substance use disorder, as they have access to additional resources for treatment for a SUD or co-occurring SUD and PTSD, and VA benefits often cover the cost of this treatment. To find help with substance abuse treatment from the VA healthcare system, follow these steps:

    Enroll: If you aren’t already enrolled, you can check if you are eligible for VA health benefits and then complete the application. You can also research the Department of Veterans Affairs Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program. This program is available in VA medical centers and outpatient clinics around the United States and provides a variety of treatment options, such as rehabilitation, detoxification, and psychiatric services, for veterans addicted to drugs and alcohol. Keep in mind that you must already be enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be considered for the program.

    Discover: Find out whether your local VA medical center provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment by calling or visiting the center. If you don’t know where the closest VA medical center is located, call the VA hotline at 800-827-1000 to find out or click here for a comprehensive search of VA locations around the United States.

    Find Treatment: Veterans in Missouri can reach out to their local VA medical center to search for information on substance abuse treatment, including the possibility of a VA-based substance use disorder (SUD) program, in Missouri. Additionally, information regarding substance abuse treatment services for veterans is available at the Missouri Department of Mental Health website.

    Treatment is available for veterans in Missouri who are suffering from a substance use disorder. As of 2017, 34 substance abuse treatment facilities in Missouri- representing 13.2% of all treatment facilities – catered specifically to veterans.

    For more information, read our guide on Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans.

    Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents

    Adolescents in Missouri use alcohol at a rate slightly higher than the national average

    5.4%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 used marijuana, 2014-2017

    10.9%

    of adolescents aged 12-17 drank alcohol, 2014-2017

    Between 2014 and 2017, 5.4% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Missouri reported engaging in marijuana use in the past month, below the national average of 6.8%. In terms of alcohol use, 10.9% of adolescents aged 12-17 in Missouri had taken part in the behavior in the past month, above the national average of 10.1%. Additionally, 5.7% of individuals admitted to a substance abuse treatment program in Missouri in 2017 were aged 12-17. To address the challenges that youth face in overcoming substance addiction, some treatment centers provide adolescent-specific treatment programs.

    Additional Resources for Parents and Teachers

    The Missouri Department of Mental Health website offers a section that provides substance use prevention resources for residents of the state. Additional websites dedicated to educating, supporting, and empowering youth and families in the state of Missouri include ACT Missouri, Partners in Prevention, and Safe and Sober.

    Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

    Substance abuse and mental health issues tend to go hand-in-hand – the technical term is “co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2017, 45.6% of adults with a substance use disorder also had a mental health disorder, and 18.3% of adults with a mental health disorder also had a substance use disorder. For adolescents in 2017, 35.9% of those with a substance use disorder also had a major depressive episode, while 10.7% of adolescents with a major depressive episode also had a substance use disorder.

    Mental Health Resources & Treatment

    If you or someone you love is suffering from mental health issues, such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, or severe anxiety, there are many resources from which to receive help.

    Below are a few ways to receive immediate assistance, as advised by MentalHealth.gov:

    Emergency Services: If your life (or someone else’s life) is in danger, always start by dialing 911 to gain immediate access to emergency services.

    Suicide Prevention: The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 800-273-8255. You can also initiate a private live online chat.

    Veterans Crisis Line: Dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and press “1” to talk to someone immediately. You can also access help with a private online chat or text 838255.

    Here are two ways to find a provider of mental health treatment in Missouri:

    Missouri Department of Mental Health: The DMH website offers an informative section on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of mental health disorders among its residents, in addition to a section devoted to mental health services for veterans and their families.

    National Alliance on Mental Health Missouri: NAMI has dedicated sections for both veterans and youth on its website; additionally, the NAMI Missouri website offers information on local resources, as well as support options, for mental health treatment and services.

    Individuals who have both substance use and mental health disorders may benefit from dual-diagnosis rehab facilities. Use the appropriate filter in our tool above to find rehabilitation centers with treatment programs designed to meet the unique challenges posed by co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

    III. Finding Aftercare in Missouri

    Substance abuse aftercare treatment is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most crucial steps in the rehabilitation process. The chances of relapsing after rehab dramatically rise for individuals who try to resume their lives without pursuing further treatment in an aftercare setting. Several different types of aftercare are available for recovering addicts, including follow-up visits for continued therapy, group therapy, and sober living homes. Research shows that long-term participation in aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    12-Step Addiction Meetings in Missouri

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) designed the 12-step process for individuals recovering from alcohol addiction, and today there are many other 12-step programs for other addictions and issues – Narcotics Anonymous (NA) being just one example.

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    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    The tool below lists the contact information for local organizations that will connect you to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings near you. Since meeting times and locations change periodically, contact the local groups that coordinate the meetings to ensure that the information is up to date.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    Central Office Of Mid-Missouri (C.O.M.M.)Jefferson CityAA(314) 482-1892N/A
    Central Office Of Southwest Missouri (COSWMO)SpringfieldAA(417) 823-7125N/A
    Central Ozarks Area NACentral Ozarks AreaNA(417) 372-0747N/A
    Central Services Of A.A.(St. Louis Central Service Office)Saint LouisAA(314) 647-3677N/A
    Dist. 12 Office 24 Hr. Answering ServiceColumbiaAA(573) 442-4424N/A
    District 8 AA Answering ServicePoplar BluffAA(573) 712-0333N/A
    Down Home Ozark Mountain Area NADown Home Ozark Mountain AreaNA(800) 668-1517N/A
    Kansas City Area Central OfficeNorth Kansas CityAA(816) 471-7229N/A
    Metro Kansas City NAMetro Kansas CityNA(800) 561-2250N/A
    Mid Eastern Missouri Area NAMid Eastern Missouri AreaNA(618) 398-9409N/A
    Mid-Missouri Area NAMid-Missouri Area (Jefferson City, Columbia )NA(800) 945-4673N/A
    Mokan Area NAMokan Area (Maryville, Savannah, St Joesph, Tarkio)NA(816) 233-3095N/A
    North County Intergroup Office (NCO)HazelwoodAA(314) 731-4854N/A
    Ozark Area NAOzark Area (SW Missouri including Joplin and Carthage)NA(888) 359-3339N/A
    Primary Purpose Area NAPrimary Purpose Area (Kirksville, Macon, Moberly & surrounding)NA(800) 945-4673N/A
    Quincy Area NAQuincy AreaNAN/AN/A
    Saint Charles Area NASaint Charles AreaNA(636) 697-8406N/A
    Saint Louis Area NASaint Louis AreaNA(314) 830-3232N/A
    South Central Missouri Area NASouth Central Missouri Area (Camdenton, Lake Ozark, Lebanon, Owensville, Richland, Rolla, St Robert)NA(800) 945-4673N/A
    SW Missouri Area NASW Missouri Area (Ava, Humansville, Marshfield, Monet, Republic, Springfield)NA(855) 866-7392N/A
    Tri County IntergroupSt. PetersAA(636) 970-0013N/A
    West Central Missouri Area NAWest Central Missouri Area (East and South of Kansas City)NA(800) 561-2250N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes (also referred to as recovery residences) are group homes that help recovering addicts transition from treatment facilities to living independently while maintaining their sobriety. These homes can be especially beneficial for individuals who don’t have a supportive and positive environment in which to live after leaving a rehabilitation facility.

    Residents of sober living homes can stay from a few months to several years, as long as they follow house rules and avoid relapse, as these homes typically have a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy. Additionally, residents are expected to complete chores, attend mutual support groups, and pay an equal share of the cost of renting the home.

    Some sober living homes are listed in our database, and you can find them by using the appropriate filter in our tool above. You can also check out our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them and to find a certified recovery residence near you.

    IV. Substance Abuse in Missouri

    Overview

    The following table illustrates the annual estimates of substance abuse among residents of Missouri between 2016 and 2017, in addition to the percentage of the Missouri population and the U.S. population that those estimates represent.

    Annual Estimates for Substance Abuse in Missouri, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17Ages: 18+Total Ages% of Missouri Population% of National Population
    Alcohol9,000262,000271,0004.42%0.08%
    Cocaine2,00079,00081,0001.32%0.02%
    Heroin015,00015,0000.24%<0.01%
    Marijuana55,000643,000698,00011.39%0.21%
    Methamphetamine1,00043,00044,0000.72%0.01%
    Prescription Opioid2,00032,00034,0000.55%0.01%

    Source: 2016-2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health State-Specific Tables, Table 81

    * ‘Alcohol’ refers to an Alcohol Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use alcohol, but rather those who have an AUD, defined as meeting the criteria for alcohol dependence.

    * ‘Prescription opioid’ refers to a Pain Reliever Use Disorder. The numbers reflected in the table above are not the number of individuals who use or even occasionally misuse a prescription opioid, but rather those who have a PRUD, defined as meeting the criteria for illicit drug dependence.

    14.13%

    of Missouri deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of U.S. deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    The following table shows the number of deaths involving drugs and alcohol in Missouri between 2008 and 2017. The corresponding graph illustrates the percentage of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Missouri compared to the national average.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Missouri, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths12284,19284,317
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths1410,12210,138
    Total Deaths8,516659,885668,416
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.6%14.29%14.13%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    The following table details the number of admissions to state-funded treatment programs in Missouri in 2017, based on the primary substance for which the individual was seeking treatment.

    Admissions to State-Funded Treatment Programs in Missouri by Primary Substance, 2017
    Total Treatment Admissions% of All Treatment Admissions in Missouri% of All Treatment Admissions in the U.S.
    All Substances35,447100%1.89%
    Alcohol (Including Alcohol Usage with Secondary Drug)10,07128.4%0.54%
    Amphetamines (Including Methamphetamines)8,70124.5%0.46%
    Cocaine (Including Smoked and Other Usage)1,1763.3%0.06%
    Hallucinogens350.1%<0.01%
    Heroin5,70416.1%0.30%
    Inhalants280.1%<0.01%
    Marijuana6,73219%0.36%
    Other Opiates (Including Prescription Opioids)2,2276.3%0.12%
    Other Stimulants460.1%<0.01%
    Other/Unknown Substances2590.7%0.01%
    PCP1610.5%0.01%
    Sedatives210.1%<0.01%
    Tranquilizers2860.8%0.02%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse Issues

    When trying to understand substance abuse issues in a specific area, researchers and policymakers examine “key indicators.” Combined with usage statistics, key indicators can provide a deep level of insight into which substances present the most serious concerns and which demographics can be most impacted by substance abuse. Key indicators of substance abuse issues within the state of Missouri, along with recent, credible statistics, are examined below.

    Over 900,000 residents of Missouri suffer from mental illness every year

    As discussed earlier in this guide, there is a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. When an individual is afflicted with both of these issues at the same time, health professionals refer to it as co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders or a “dual diagnosis.” Consequently, the prevalence of mental health issues in a given state can also help us to understand the level of substance abuse.

     

    4.9%

    of Missouri adults had a serious mental illness

    13.6%

    of Missouri adolescents had a major depressive episode

    Between 2013 and 2017, 4.9% of Missouri adults were afflicted with a serious mental illness, compared to 4.2% nationally. Among Missouri adolescents, 13.6% of individuals aged 12-17 suffered a major depressive episode in the past year, compared to a national average of 12.1%.

    The table below sheds some light on the prevalence of mental health issues in Missouri.

    Mental Health Issues in Missouri by Age and Percentage of Population, 2016-2017
    Ages: 12-17% of Missouri PopulationAges: 18+% of Missouri Population
    Major Depressive Episode68,0001.11%367,0005.99%
    Any Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data925,00015.1%
    Serious Mental IllnessNo DataNo Data226,0003.69%
    Serious Thoughts of SuicideNo DataNo Data186,0003.04%

    The suicide rate in Missouri far exceeds the national average

    The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate has risen in nearly every state from 1999 to 2016, with that rate increasing by more than 30% in half of all 50 states since 1999. Suicide is an act that is often linked to substance abuse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, substance abuse is a primary risk factor for both adults and adolescents who attempt and/or complete suicide, and this is particularly true for at-risk populations.

    Furthermore, the relationship between substance abuse and suicide is multi-faceted and complex. Persons who have substance abuse issues typically also carry other risk factors for suicide, including depression, impulsive behavior, and other struggles with relationships, finances, illness, or unemployment that make them more likely to engage in self-harm. Between 1999 and 2016, Missouri witnessed a 36.4% increase in the number of suicides. In 2017, Missouri ranked 18th in the country for the number of suicides per 100,000 residents.

    Suicides and Suicide Rates in Missouri and the United States, 2017
    Suicides in MissouriSuicide Rate Per 100,00Suicides in the U.S.Suicide Rate Per 100,000
    Ages 10-14123.25172.5
    Ages 15-24170216,25214.5
    Ages 25-4438024.415,28317.8
    Ages 45-6441025.716,54319.6
    Ages 65-749115.74,62015.6
    Ages 75+8820.63,94818.6
    All Ages1,15118.847,16314.5

    Missouri has a much higher opioid prescribing rate than the overall U.S. rate

    Prescription drug abuse – particularly in the form of opioids – has become an epidemic in the United States. While it is difficult to estimate how many individuals use these drugs as prescribed and how many abuse them, the Centers for Disease Control has researched the variation in opioid prescriptions between states, establishing a direct connection between an increased level of opioid prescriptions with a greater potential for dependence and abuse. Across the United States in 2017, 191 million prescriptions for opioids were written by physicians, ultimately leading one in four patients who begins long-term opioid therapy to an addiction.

    71.8

    opioid prescriptions per 100 Missouri residents, 2017

    58.7

    opioid prescriptions per 100 U.S. residents, 2017

    After peaking in 2012, the U.S. opioid prescribing rate has been on a steady decline for the last several years due to the explosion of the opioid epidemic and the recognition of the role that excessive opioid prescriptions have played in this epidemic. Between 2013 and 2017, the opioid prescribing rate in the United States dropped from 78.1 prescriptions per 100 residents to 58.7 prescriptions per 100 residents, a decrease of 24.84%. The opioid prescribing rate in Missouri was consistently higher than the U.S. prescribing rate during that time period, from 93.3 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2013 to 71.8 prescriptions per 100 residents in 2017, revealing a slightly lower decrease of 23.04%.

    Missouri and U.S. Opioid Prescribing Rates, 2013-2017

    The rate of homelessness in Missouri is over half the national average

    A high rate of homelessness in an area indicates a greater potential for substance abuse issues. Homelessness has been shown to be linked to substance abuse as both a cause and a result; some individuals become homeless due to a substance use disorder, while other individuals who are already homeless frequently turn to substance use to dull the pain and desperation of their situation.

    The 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Point-in-Time Count reported approximately 552,830 homeless individuals in the United States, the equivalent of 17 of every 10,000 U.S. residents. This number represents a decrease of 4.1% since 2014 when the number of homeless persons in the U.S. was around 576,450. Furthermore, homelessness across the United States has decreased by 15% since 2007, the year that HUD began collecting data on the homeless population.

    10

    of every 10,000 Missouri residents were homeless, 2018

    17

    of every 10,000 U.S. residents were homeless, 2018

    By comparison, Missouri had approximately 5,883 homeless persons in 2018, equating to 10 of every 10,000 Missouri residents and over half the national average. This number reveals a 19.21% decrease since 2014 when 7,282 homeless persons lived in Missouri.

    V. Regional Substance Abuse Statistics & Rehabs

    The following sections provide a deeper look at the substance abuse problem in Missouri by examining the drug- and alcohol-related death rates in the five most populous cities. Additionally, the three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in each city are listed.

    Kansas City

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Kansas City are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Kansas City
    Heartland Center for Behavioral ChangeTri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. Maple WoodsTruman Medical Center Lakewood Hospital Behavioral Health
    Rehabilitation Services Provided4.155.813.32
    Treatment Approaches107.53.75
    Cost6.665.555.55
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics4.4400
    Ancillary Services6.47.66.8
    Total Score6.45.53.7

    Drug- and alcohol-induced deaths are slightly higher in Kansas City than across Missouri

    15.21%

    of Kansas City deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    14.13%

    of Missouri deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Kansas City is located in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties, and the combined number of deaths due to drugs and alcohol in these counties between 2008 and 2017 was 16,576. This death toll represented 15.21% of the total deaths among all ages during the same timeframe in the combined counties and was slightly over one percentage point higher than the state average of 14.13%. Among the five most populous cities in Missouri, Kansas City had the fourth-highest death rate.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths2414,34414,369
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths42,2032,207
    Total Deaths1,566107,394108,968
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.79%15.41%15.21%

    St. Louis

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in St. Louis are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in St. LouisRehabs in Grand Rapids
    Preferred Family Healthcare Bridgeway Behavioral HealthQueen of Peace Center Cathedral TowerSalvation Army Midtown Service and Treatment Center
    Rehabilitation Services Provided105.814.98
    Treatment Approaches56.258.75
    Cost5.554.443.33
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics3.333.332.22
    Ancillary Services8.49.69.2
    Total Score6.75.75.6

    The drug- and alcohol-induced death rate in St. Louis exceeds the average rate across Missouri

    15.64%

    of St. Louis deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    14.13%

    of Missouri deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    St. Louis, an independent city in Missouri, reported 5,591 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, representing 15.64% of the total number of deaths in the city during that same time period. This percentage was over a full percentage point above Missouri’s death rate of 14.13% for the same time frame. Among the five most populous cities in the state, St. Louis ranked second for deaths induced by drugs and alcohol.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in the Independent City of St. Louis, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths54,4784,483
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths11,1071,108
    Total Deaths71035,04335,755
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths0.85%15.94%15.64%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Springfield

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Springfield and the neighboring cities of Branson and Dexter are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance based on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Springfield Area
    FCC Behavioral Health Stoddard County OfficeHeartland Center for Behavioral Change Branson Heartland Center for Behavioral Change Springfield/Greene County
    Rehabilitation Services Provided1.661.661.66
    Treatment Approaches108.755
    Cost6.661.114.44
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics6.66103.33
    Ancillary Services6.441.2
    Total Score6.04.83.3

    Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Springfield are higher than the average death rate across Missouri

    15.61%

    of Springfield deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    14.13%

    of Missouri deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Greene County, in which the city of Springfield is located, reported 4,907 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, equating to 15.61% of the total number of deaths in the county during that time frame. This percentage was over a full percentage point higher than the drug- and alcohol-induced death rate across Missouri of 14.13% in the same time period. Of the five most populous cities in Missouri, Springfield ranked in the middle for these types of deaths.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Greene County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths74,3624,369
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0538538
    Total Deaths35231,07831,430
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.99%15.77%15.61%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Independence

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Independence and the neighboring cities of Lees Summit and Liberty are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Independence Area
    Comprehensive Mental Health Services George Norman Jr. Recovery CenterReDiscover Fearon BuildingHeartland Center for Behavioral Change Northland Outpatient Clinic
    Rehabilitation Services Provided5.815.811.66
    Treatment Approaches7.57.55
    Cost6.665.554.44
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics4.444.443.33
    Ancillary Services105.61.2
    Total Score6.66.03.3

    The rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths in Independence is slightly higher than in Missouri

    14.90%

    of Independence deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    14.13%

    of Missouri deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Jackson County, in which the city of Independence is located, experienced 10,680 deaths due to drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017, representing 14.90% of all deaths in the county during that time. This rate was nearly a full percentage point above the state average of 14.13% during the same time period. Among the five most populous cities in Missouri, Independence had the lowest rate of deaths resulting from drugs and alcohol.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Jackson County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths109,1329,143
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths31,5371,540
    Total Deaths1,08070,60971,694
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.20%15.11%14.90%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    Columbia

    The three highest-rated rehabilitation centers in Columbia and the neighboring cities of Fulton and Mexico are listed in the table below, along with each institution’s performance on our core metrics.

    The Highest-Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in the Columbia Area
    Turning Point Recovery CentersCompass Health Network FultonCompass Health Network Columbia
    Rehabilitation Services Provided1.664.151.66
    Treatment Approaches7.58.758.75
    Cost6.663.334.44
    Special Programs for Unique Demographics2.2200
    Ancillary Services6.843.6
    Total Score4.74.53.9

    Columbia’s rate of deaths due to drugs and alcohol is higher than the state average

    15.92%

    of Columbia deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    14.13%

    of Missouri deaths are caused by drugs and alcohol

    Boone County, of which Columbia is the largest city, reported 1,894 deaths caused by drugs and alcohol between 2008 and 2017. Although the raw number of deaths is the lowest among the five most populous cities in Missouri, it equates to 15.92% of the total number of deaths among all ages during the same period in the county. This percentage exceeds the state average of 14.13% by nearly two full percentage points, and, consequently, gives Columbia the highest rate of drug- and alcohol-induced deaths among the five most populous cities in Missouri.

    Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Boone County, 2008-2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths31,6891,692
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths0202202
    Total Deaths17311,72111,894
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths1.73%16.13%15.92%

    Source: CDC Wonder

    VI. Take Action

    Substance abuse treatment is available in Missouri for anyone who needs help beating an addiction – you don’t have to struggle alone. To receive assistance, start by determining your insurance coverage and by contacting your referral center. You can also use our tool earlier in this guide to locate a treatment center near you. Remember, many low-cost rehabilitation centers can help if you don’t have insurance coverage or feel like you are unable to afford treatment.