Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Missouri

Finding detox in Missouri can be difficult. Read on to learn more about the option for detox and rehab in Missouri and how to find a program.

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Overdose deaths for 2018 numbered 1,610 in Missouri and the mortality rate was 27.5, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help reverse this trend, American Addiction Centers continues to focus on its mission to help people find treatment regardless of whether or not it is at one of our facilities.

This page is a comprehensive resource of information about addiction treatment in Missouri. We detail the different types of rehab in Missouri, how to pay for private rehab, how to find state-funded resources, and where to look for accreditation information.

Types of Rehab in Missouri

There are three different types of treatment for those seeking help with substance abuse: detox, inpatient care, and outpatient care.

  • Medical detoxification services, commonly known simply as detox, is the process during which the body rids itself of substances. Many prefer to undergo detox in a medical setting due to the potential of physical withdrawal symptoms.
  • Inpatient and residential. Often considered the mainstay of addiction treatment, inpatient treatment will see a patient living at a facility and receiving around the clock addiction treatment and care. Inpatient treatment tends to last a few weeks, while residential treatment can last up to a year.
  • Outpatient treatment. Normally considered a follow-up to a more intensive inpatient track, outpatient treatment allows one to live at home and participate in daily life while still receiving critical addiction care.

The table below showcases the number of rehab facilities in Missouri that offer each level of care:

Type of Care, by number and percent
No. %
Outpatient 257 94.14%
Regular 243 89.01%
Intensive 178 65.20%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 94 34.43%
Detoxification 29 10.62%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 114 41.76%
Residential (non-hospital) 57 20.88%
Short Term 51 18.68%
Long Term 26 9.52%
Detoxification 23 8.42%
Hospital Inpatient 9 3.30%
Treatment 7 2.56%
Detoxification 7 2.56%
Total 273 100.00%

The majority of care facilities in Missouri (94 percent) are outpatient. Among outpatient facilities, the majority are regular (89 percent), followed by intensive (65 percent) and day treatment facilities (34 percent). Residential facilities outside of a hospital represent 21 percent of facilities; 19 percent are short-term, while 10 percent are long-term, which gives people almost equal options about where is best for them to stay.

The Cost of Rehab in Missouri

The expense of paying for individual treatment can be daunting for people seeking enrollment in an addiction treatment program, especially for those who do not have health insurance coverage. Most people in Missouri attending treatment either use private or state insurance plans.

Several factors may affect the cost of rehab in Alabama. Some of these factors may include:

  • Type of insurance plan.
  • Where you attend treatment.
  • Whether a rehab is in-network with your insurance.
  • How long treatment lasts.
  • How intense treatment is.
  • Accommodations and amenities offered by a rehab.

It’s important to speak with your insurance provider before committing to treatment in order to determine the extent of your coverage.

Private & State-Funded Rehab in Missouri

Private treatment is the best option for people with private insurance coverage through an employer. Those with independent financial security may also choose the private treatment as well.

Among the two options, private treatment is ideal considering the challenges that often arise seeking government-funded addiction treatment programs.

The following table breaks down the number of facilities in Missouri by whether they are private non-profit, private for-profit, locally funded, state-funded, or federally funded. Three-quarters of facilities in Missouri (74 percent) are private non-profit while more than half (61 percent) are private for-profit. None are operated by local, county, community, or tribal governments. So if you are looking for treatment in Missouri and private treatment is not an option, you may need to consider traveling for treatment.

Facility Operation, by number and percent
No. %
Private Non-Profit 201 73.63%
Private for Profit 61 22.34%
Local, county, or community government 0 0.00%
State government 2 0.73%
Federal Government 9 3.30%
Tribal Government 0 0.00%
Total 273 100.00%

Ways to Pay for Rehab in Missouri

While 249 of the total 273 treatment facilities in Missouri accept cash for treatment, 193 also accept private health insurance. About 92 accept Medicare; more than double the facilities (183) accept Medicaid. Missouri is also a good state for those with financial need; 212 facilities accept treatment at a sliding fee while 179, or 65 percent, treat patients at no charge.

Some of the most common ways to pay for rehab in Missouri include:

  • Private insurance.
  • Public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, VA insurance, TRICARE, etc.).
  • Private pay.
  • Loans.
  • Grants and scholarships.

The table below breaks down the typical payment methods used and how many facilities in Missouri accept each payment type.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 249 91.21%
Private Health Insurance 193 70.70%
Medicare 92 33.70%
Medicaid 183 67.03%
State-financed Health insurance 111 40.66%
Federal military insurance 147 53.85%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 8 2.93%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 7 2.56%
Other payments 0 0.00%
Sliding fee scale 212 77.66%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 179 65.57%
Total 273 100.00%

Treatment is possible in Missouri for those with the least resources. Cash represents the majority (91 percent) of payment options in Missouri followed by private health insurance (71 percent) and Medicaid (67 percent). For clients who struggle with their finances, more than two-thirds of facilities (78 percent) accept patients on a sliding fee scale, and 66 percent provide treatment at no charge or for minimal payment.

Finding Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Missouri

Once you’ve decided to commit to treatment in Missouri, you’ll need to go about finding a nearby rehab center. One of the best ways would be to reach out to your doctor or a trusted medical professional. They may be able to help determine your medical needs and may even be able to refer you to a rehab facility in Missouri. You may also consider using the SAMHSA treatment locator in order to find Missouri drug and alcohol rehabs near you.

Additionally, you may consider reaching out to an addiction helpline. Most addiction helplines run 24/7 and offer advice and resources to those struggling with addiction. American Addiction Centers (AAC) operates its own addiction helpline that can answer questions you may have about rehab and may even be able to help you find a rehab in Missouri. Feel free to reach out to us today at or you can text us to begin your journey to recovery.