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69 Missouri Drug Detox Centers

Missouri Drug Detox CentersMissouri has the seventh highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. The number of drug overdose deaths in Missouri has more than tripled since 1999 due in part to widespread prescription drug abuse. Nationwide, the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs result in more overdose that cocaine and heroin combined. Unfortunately, only one in 10 Americans with a substance abuse disorder receives treatment, according to a new report released by the Trust for America’s Future.

The state’s high overdose mortality rate is not helped by the fact that Missouri lacks many basic measures to curb prescription drug abuse. For example, Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program in place. The state also did not participate in Medicare Expansion, which would have expanded coverage of substance abuse services and treatment. Missouri has, however, passed a drug shopping law that prohibits patients from withholding information about prior prescriptions from their healthcare provider. The state also requires healthcare providers to physically examine patients or have a bona fide patient-physician relationship in place before prescribing a controlled substance. Finally, Missouri’s lock-in program requires Medicaid recipients who are suspected of misusing controlled substances to use a single prescriber and pharmacy, cracking down on doctor shopping.

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Medically Supervised Missouri Drug Detox is First Step to Sobriety

Drug detox is an essential first step towards long-term sobriety. Detoxing from drugs, including prescription painkillers, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines, is extremely difficult due to withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms include sensitivity to light, dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe itching, fever, sweating, chills, tremors, tachycardia (fast heartbeat), joint aches and pains, elevated pain sensitivity, and possible cardiac failure. Cognitive withdrawal symptoms include feelings of depression, prolonged insomnia, auditory and visual hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia and an increased risk for suicide.

Missouri has nearly 70 drug detox centers that can help you or a loved one take the first step to long-term sobriety. These centers offer specialized services. Centrec Care Inc. in St. Louis, for example, provides adolescent addiction treatment, addiction treatment for pregnant/postpartum women, separate addiction treatment for women and men, outpatient treatment, inpatient hospitalization/day treatment, and dual diagnosis treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders. The Harris House Foundation, also in St. Louis, provides addiction treatment for women and men, aftercare addiction treatment (e.g., halfway houses, sober living facilities), residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less) and residential long-term inpatient treatment (more than 30 days). Will Help You Find the Right Drug Detox Program

With more than 70 Missouri drug detox programs, the compassionate counselors at understand that finding the right treatment program for your needs is not always easy. Finding the right program is important, however, as the right program can make a significant difference for long-term sobriety and recovery success. If you or a loved one could benefit from drug detox, the experienced professionals at are here to help. Contact today and take the first step towards a successful recovery.

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