Drug Abuse West Plains MO

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Family Counseling Center Inc
(417) 257-9152
3411 Division Drive
West Plains, MO
Hotline
(800) 356-5395
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(573) 632-4321
210 Hoover Road
Jefferson City, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Community Services of MO
(636) 797-5249
310 Locust Street
Hillsboro, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Pathways CBH Inc
(417) 667-2262
320 North Mac Boulevard
Nevada, MO
Hotline
(800) 833-3915
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Hannibal Council on Alc Drug Abuse
(573) 248-1196
146 Communications Drive
Hannibal, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Center for Addictions
(417) 269-2273
1423 North Jefferson Street
Springfield, MO
Hotline
(417) 862-6555
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Midwest ADP Center
(816) 228-5218
1700 East 40 Highway
Blue Springs, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Family Counseling Center Inc
(417) 967-0174
1591 North Highway 63
Houston, MO
Hotline
(800) 356-5395
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients

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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(660) 646-4226
96 Washington Street
Chillicothe, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Family Counseling Ctr of Missouri Inc
(573) 642-3239
2625 Fairway Drive
Fulton, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Criminal justice clients

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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