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America’s heartland offers just the serenity and sense of connectedness that can help people in active addiction recover from drug and alcohol abuse. A blend of the Midwest and South, the state’s legacy includes being the gateway to new beginnings, such as the westward expansion of the US, and it could also be a new beginning of those who need a new start.

Options for drug treatment are aplenty in Missouri, with medical facilities and rehabilitation centers offering clinical outpatient and inpatient programs as well as holistic health centers that use alternative methods to treating addiction.

Addiction treatment in the state also offers opportunities to enjoy some of the attractions and tasty food that put Missouri on the map, such as its Kansas City jazz and St. Louis blues music and the fine barbecue cuisine of both cities. Other sites include the Ozarks, if you’re looking for outdoor recreational fun, murals that showcase area history and culture, and a Royals baseball game in Kansas City.

Finding the right fit among Missouri’s drug rehabs can be a task, but we are here to make things easier. Drug Treatment Center Finder is available 24-7 to offer you immediate assistance in helping you find the best treatment center for you or your loved one. Call us today at 855-619-8070, to start your search for a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center.

Though the state is trying to find answers to it’s drug related problems and the effects of the nation's opioid addiction epidemic, local treatment facilities offer a way to begin addiction recovery.

Commonly Abused Drugs in Missouri

There are all sorts of addictive drugs, both legal and illegal, that can lead to dependence and addiction. In Missouri, commonly abused drugs include:

  • Prescription drugs (including fentanyl, other opioids)
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine (meth, crystal meth)
  • Club drugs (MDMA or ecstasy)

Missouri has seen a significant increase in heroin and opioid-related deaths. According to a 2016 report from the Missouri Division of Behavioral Health, opioid-related deaths are highest in the eastern region of Missouri, including urban St. Louis and suburban and rural areas. Heroin-related overdoses have increased in the state, but in places like St. Louis, the number of people who die from heroin has been described by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as an explosive epidemic.

“The city logged 256 deaths, a whopping 94 percent leap from the previous year. Annual opioid deaths have catapulted ahead of homicides. The city’s opioid death rate of 80 overdoses per 100,000 people is more than twice the rate elsewhere in the region,” the newspaper reports. More than half of the reported heroin overdose deaths involved the potent opioid fentanyl.

There also have been cases where Missouri addicts, seeking a stronger high, have also turned to the animal sedative carfentanil, which is 10,000 stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl.

Methamphetamine use has been a problem in Missouri. Data shows that from 2003 to 2013, the state has led the US in meth lab incidents every year. In 2014, the state dropped to No. 3 behind Indiana and Tennessee.


Deciding on which Missouri drug treatment center to enter is something that is left solely up to you. Other individuals can provide recommendations and help you with the decision-making process, but only you can decide which facility offers the best treatment among the many Missouri drug rehabs.

Ask yourself a few questions as you narrow down your choices, such as:

Your answers to these types of questions will narrow down the list of Missouri drug treatment centers to those best suited to your unique addiction treatment needs.

Before you select one of the drug rehabs in the Missouri area, here are five questions the National Institute on Drug Abuse advises you ask before making that big decision:

You also may want to consider facilities in the Missouri area that offer:


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About 21,000 Missouri adolescents in 2013–2014 annually reported nonmedical use of pain relievers.

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In St. Louis, 256 fatal overdoses occurred in 2016, a 94% increase from 2015.

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In 2002, 416 Missourians died from overdose-related causes. By 2015, that number had more than doubled to 1,066 deaths.

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Over 40% of Missourians between the ages of 18-25 reported binge drinking each month in 2015.


Getting drug treatment at a rehab may raise the issue of whether you should complete treatment at home or travel to an out-of-state drug facility to start a program there. Before committing to a decision, consider the pros and the cons.

Out-of-state Missouri drug rehabs can provide:

The decision of whether to stay at home or go away for drug treatment is up to each person. Take time to assess personal preferences, what kind of treatment is needed and why as you decide where to enter a program.