Missouri is a midwestern state bordered by Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, and Tennessee, and the state also has corners connecting it to Kentucky to the east and Oklahoma to the west. With Kansas City on its western border with Kansas and St. Louis on the eastern Illinois border, Missouri's capital is Jefferson City, right in the middle of the state and along the Missouri River. Missouri is home to 6.1 million people settled widely throughout the state's many cities, grassy plains, and small towns.
Missouri has historically been well above the national average for unhealthy behaviors among residents, one such behavior being smoking and tobacco use. According the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA’s) 2015 Behavioral Health Barometer, cigarette smoking among Missouri residents has decreased from 11.6 percent to 8.1 percent, although it is still significantly higher than the national average of 5.2 percent. Similar to tobacco use, the report from SAMHSA also shows that heavy alcohol use among Missouri residents is at 8.5 percent, also well above the national rate of 6.7 percent. The high rate of heavy alcohol consumption reported by SAMHSA highlights with a troubling fifteen-year trend of increasing alcohol-induced death among Missouri residents, as reported by the state's mental health department.
The department also shows a steady increase in drug-induced deaths during the same fifteen-year period, likely connected to the increasing opioid overdose death rate as reported by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA reports a 2016 opioid overdose death rate of 15.9 deaths per 100,000 people, slightly above the national average of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people. The sharpest increase in overdose deaths in Missouri was due to synthetic opioids like fentanyl, jumping from 97 to 441 deaths from 2012 to 2016.
Despite the increase in opioid and heroin-related overdose deaths, the majority of addiction treatment admissions in Missouri are to address alcohol as the primary or secondary drug of abuse. According to the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), nearly 33 percent of all 2016 admissions in Missouri were for the treatment of alcohol, whereas opioids and heroin combined accounted for about 20 percent of admissions, which is just barely above admissions for marijuana, followed closely by admissions for meth.
There are several options for levels of care in Missouri addiction rehab, which include the following:
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Payment for addiction treatment in Missouri can be arranged through several sources, which include:
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