Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers Near Salem, Missouri

With a population of about 5,000, Salem, Missouri is situated just miles from the Ozark Scenic Riverways and is the county seat for Dent County.

Substance Abuse In Salem And Dent County

Reports show the rate of opioid-related deaths decreasing in 2018 for the state of Missouri and this includes Dent County. The state saw just a 4.7 percent increase as compared to a 35 percent rise the previous year.

Other important drug use facts about Salem and Dent County include:

  • One of the primary drug problems in Dent County is stimulant use. In 2015, 22 individuals were admitted for treatment for this drug. That number increased to 36 in 2017.
  • In 2017, 47 people entered rehab programs for injection drug use and 35 for the abuse of alcohol.
  • The group most affected by substance abuse is high school graduates.

Traveling For The Best Program

Salem does offer some addiction treatment opportunities but no residential rehab centers in town. Families will want to investigate alcohol and drug rehab facilities in nearby cities and even consider other parts of Missouri or the United States. For more information about substance abuse treatment in Missouri, contact

The U.S. Census Bureau -

The Salem News -

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