Missouri Drug Detox

Looking for a high-quality drug detox facility in Missouri for yourself or someone you love? We have a wealth of knowledge on substance detox and treatment facilities and can help you find the right program for you.

A comprehensive drug detox center can help anyone break free from drugs, whether the addiction is to alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs or co-occurring problems.

Deciding on Inpatient or Outpatient Detox

One of the primary decisions, when you or your loved one chooses between drug detox facilities in Missouri, is deciding between inpatient and outpatient drug detox. Inpatient drug rehab programs offer the most intensive level of addiction treatment care with round-the-clock physical and emotional support from a professional medical staff in a safe and healthy residential facility. Outpatient addiction treatment programs offer patients a flexible schedule and high-level professional care for moderate substance abuse and addiction problems. Wherever you decide to get drug detox, the first step is making a choice!

Missouri Treatment Facts:

Past Year Treatment for Illicit Drug Use Among Individuals Aged 12 or Older with Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in Missouri (Annual Average, 2010–2014)

 

Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 2010–2014.
  • Approximately 5.7% of Missourians aged 12 or older received treatment for alcohol abuse or dependence, slightly lower than the national average of 7.3%.
  • Approximately 16.6% of Missourians aged 12 or older received treatment for drug abuse or dependence, slightly higher than the national average of 14.1%.
  • Approximately 39.7% of Missourians aged 12 to 17 received mental health treatment for a major depressive episode, similar to the national average of 38.6%.
  • Approximately 45.3% of Missourians aged 18 or older received mental health treatment or counseling for any mental illness, slightly higher than the national average of 42.7%.

Missouri Health Statistics

The Missouri Department of Mental Health (MDMH) of the Behavioral Health Division has been working to develop comprehensive services to meet the complex needs of every Missouri family or individual with co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health problems.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Missouri Department of Public Safety, the top underlying cause of death in Missouri is mental disorder followed by drug and alcohol use. In a report by the Journal of the American Medical Association, 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers in Missouri have a co-occurring mental illness.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that while alcohol use continues to decline among Missouri youth, heavy alcohol use and dependence is an increasing problem across all age groups, especially when coupled with a co-occurring mental illness. SAMHSA has reported that 63% of Missouri youth aged 12 to 17 perceive no great risk from binge drinking once or twice a week.

Tobacco use among Missouri youth has also decreased while marijuana use becomes more prevalent across young adults. SAMHSA has reported that 40.2% of Missouri youth aged 12 to 17 perceive no great risk from smoking one or more packs of cigarettes a day compared to 76.1% of Missouri youth aged 12 to 17 who perceive no great risk from smoking marijuana once a month.

Past Year Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse Among Individuals Aged 12 or Older in Missouri and the United States (2010–2011 to 2013–2014)

Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, 2010–2011 to 2013–2014.

Here are a few interesting statistics  from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

  • Approximately 7.9% of Missourians aged 12 to 17 reported use of illicit drugs, lower than the national average of 9.1%.
  • Approximately 8.1% of Missourians aged 12 to 17 reported cigarette use, significantly higher than the national average of 5.2%.
  • Approximately 14.6% of Missourians aged 12 to 20 reported binge drinking, similar to the national average of 14%.
  • Approximately 4.4% of Missourians aged 12 to 17 reported nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers, similar to the national average of 4.7%.
  • Approximately 6.4% of Missourians aged 12 or older reported alcohol abuse or dependency, similar to the national average of 6.5%.
  • Approximately 2.6% of Missourians aged 12 or older reported illicit drug abuse or dependency, identical to the national average.
  • Approximately 8.5% of Missourians aged 21 or older reported heavy alcohol use, far higher than the national average of 6.7%.
  • Approximately 4.2% of Missourians aged 18 or older experienced thoughts of suicide, similar to the national average of 3.9%.
  • Approximately 5.1% of Missourians aged 18 or older reported a serious mental illness (SMI), higher than the national average of 4.2%.
  • Approximately 10.8% of Missourians aged 12 to 17 experienced at least one major depressive episode (MDE), similar to the national average of 11%.

Determining the scope of you and your addictions needs will dictate the style and type of treatment that is necessary for long-term abstinence and successful rehabilitation. A combination of drugs or co-occurring mental or physical health problems, for example, will take more time and resources to detox, treat and recover from than one issue alone.

The top drugs of abuse in Missouri are:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine/crack cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs such as Oxycontin and Xanax

In 2014, Missouri decriminalized marijuana as well as legalized cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component in cannabis, for the treatment of seizures. One noticeable change over the past decade is the increasing potency of the psychoactive component in marijuana, Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Increased research, production and availability of medical and recreational marijuana products has led to the development of marijuana concentrates such as hash oil, marijuana wax, and marijuana-infused edibles. The concentration of THC in marijuana and marijuana products has increased from .74% in 1975, 3.75% in 1995, 11.8% in 2014 all the way to 50 to 90% concentration in the last few years. Marijuana is the second most preferred drug for Missourians and the number one most widely used drug in the United States.

The Need for Drug Detox in Missouri

It is vital to make quality care and services available to any and all Missourians who need treatment for a chronic substance dependence and possibly co-occurring problems. Unfortunately, every year, thousands of Missourians continue to live with an active addiction and do not seek treatment.

In recent years, between 83 and 95% of Missourians aged 12 or older did not receive treatment for illicit drug or alcohol use, abuse or dependence. The process of overcoming drug or alcohol addiction is a lengthy and intensive process that requires endurance and patience from the addict as well as professional medical support. Approximately 54 to 61% of Missourians did not receive treatment for a major depressive episode or for any mental illness.

Successful recovery begins with professional, medically assisted detox. Addicts who attempt an at-home detox face the risk of medical complications from withdrawals that can potentially be fatal as well as face the risk of relapse and possible subsequent overdose. Withdrawal symptoms can include irritability, depression, insomnia, flu-like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, irregular heart rate, seizures, hallucinations, depressed breathing and cravings. Without professional treatment care, people suffering from a substance use use disorder are overwhelmingly unlikely to successfully recover on their own.

Drug Detox Options in Missouri

Missouri offers many programs and services to its population of 6 million, however many of the free rehab services are missing one of the key components to getting and staying sober, medically-assisted detox.

Drug detox and treatment centers vary depending on the type and severity of addiction, as well as the needs of the patient, and include both long-term and short-term inpatient and outpatient programs. Programs can treat general demographics and addictions while others cater to specific drug addictions, co-occurring mental or physical issues — as well as to different demographics of Missourians such as seniors, teenagers, men, women, pregnant women, executives, those with different sexual orientations and those with different religious beliefs.

There are a number of benefits for enrolling in a drug detox program that is out of state, including:

  • Increased privacy of care
  • Buffer from stresses at home
  • High-end treatment
  • Increased therapeutic options
  • Intensified focus on recovery

If you are looking for the best drug detox program for you or for a loved one, we can help. Call us today at (877) 262-6566 to speak to one of our specialists!

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