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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Pathways CBH Inc
(816) 633-5921
301 North 2nd Street
Odessa, MO
Hotline
(888) 279-8188
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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Family Counseling Ctr of Missouri Inc
(573) 897-1037
3286 B Highway 50
Loose Creek, MO
Hotline
(573) 897-1037
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Norcon Family Counseling Services
(816) 781-2349
17 East Kansas Street
Liberty, MO
Hotline
(816) 665-6399
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Escape Alcohol and Drugs
(660) 263-7552
501 North Ault Street
Moberly, MO
Hotline
(660) 263-7552
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Truman Medical Center Behavioral Hlth
(816) 404-6053
2211 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Provident Inc
(314) 371-6500x1145
2650 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men

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Community Services of MO
(314) 991-1917
9465 Dielman Rock Island Drive
Olivette, 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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Hannibal Council on Alc Drug Abuse
(573) 581-8828
1130 South Elmwood Street
Mexico, 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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Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
(573) 556-6589
1448 Aaron Court
Jefferson City, MO
Hotline
(800) 964-7118
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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