Drug Rehabs in Columbia, MO

Columbia is the fastest-growing and fourth most populous city in Missouri and the center of Boone County. The opioid epidemic and meth production are two major problems for Columbia and many Boone County residents are living with drug addiction. Fortunately, there are recovery options available to anyone who is struggling with addiction who wants to improve their life.

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Lakeland Behavioral Health System

Springfield, MO

Multiple Levels of Care


Sunflower Wellness Retreat

Osawatomie, KS

Multiple Levels of Care


Timberline Knolls Treatment Center for Women

Lemont, IL

Multiple Levels of Care


Delta Med Center

Memphis, TN



Crestwyn Behavioral Health

Memphis, TN

Multiple Levels of Care


Indiana Center for Recovery

Bloomington, IN

Full Spectrum of Care


Options Behavioral Health Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

Multiple Levels of Care


Mirror Lake Recovery Center

Burns, TN

Multiple Levels of Care


JourneyPure – Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY

Multiple Levels of Care

(844) 899-9541

Southeast Addiction Center – Nashville

Nashville, TN

Multiple Levels of Care


Recovery Unplugged Nashville

Nashville, TN

Full Spectrum of Care


Rolling Hills Hospital

Ada, OK

Multiple Levels of Care


The Opioid Epidemic in Columbia, Missouri

Substance abuse has inflicted a heavy toll on Columbia and all of Missouri. From 2001 to 2016, the rate of deaths caused by overdoses on illegal drugs rose by 243%. Opioids, especially heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs, were involved in 70% of the fatal overdoses.

Fentanyl is an opioid which is even more potent or more lethal than heroin. In 2017, about 950 people in Missouri lost their lives to opioids. The opioid epidemic has arisen from the prescription of addictive painkillers. In 2015, a year when 672 Missourians suffered a fatal opioid overdose, doctors and pharmacists in Missouri issued 5.2 million painkiller prescriptions. In Columbia and Boone County, according to the Missouri Department of Health, 51 people died from an opioid overdose over the course of four years, from 2013 to 2017. By March 2018, opioids claimed an additional three lives in Boone County.

Methamphetamine Production in Columbia

Until recently, Missouri had the highest rates of methamphetamine production in the United States. Missouri is no longer the “capital of meth production” thanks to restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine, the drug which meth manufacturers use to create their dangerous and illegal product. However, meth production in Missouri persists and the state has begun to suffer an influx of meth which traffickers import from other states and from Mexico. Meth abuse is becoming more prevalent in Boone County, and police in Columbia are working diligently to arrest meth traffickers and confiscate their supply. In 2018, Columbia police arrested one man who was carrying 251 grams of meth worth $25,000.

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What is Columbia Doing to Fight Substance Abuse?

The city of Columbia has adopted several important measures to help residents who are addicted to opioids or other drugs. In 2017, Columbia set up a prescription drug monitoring program. In Boone County, jails are beginning to provide doses of Naloxone (also known as Narcan) to inmates who are living with addiction upon release. Naloxone is a medication which reverses the effects of opioid overdose and has saved the lives of 1,087 people in Missouri since late 2016. Police officers and firefighters in Columbia now carry Naloxone. Additionally, Columbia has sponsored Prescription Drug Take Back Events where Boone County residents can safely relinquish dangerous opioids to the police. At one such event in 2018, Columbia police gathered 826 pounds of prescription opioids in two days. There are also drug courts in Boone County which help addicted residents begin to live a drug-free life. Boone County drug courts have helped more than 650 county residents achieve their recovery.

Finding Help in Columbia

There is hope in Columbia for people who are trying to overcome substance abuse. If you or someone you know is trying to start a new life without addiction, contact a dedicated treatment provider today to get answers about the first steps to recovery.

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Mid-Missouri Area PO Box 1364
Columbia, MO 65205

College Programs

The Stephens College Counseling Center

Stephens College

Counseling Center provides a different kinds of counseling services to full-time students at Stephens College. The services include involvement of the student and the counselor working on their ...

1200 E. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65215

MU Counseling Center

University of Missouri-Columbia

The Counseling Psychology program’s main goal is to prepare counseling psychology influential, who will change nearby, national, and universal communities by decreasing social disparities ...

MO 65211

Counseling & Health Services

William Woods University

The counselor is available to act as a referral for community resources and to consult about mental health issues on campus, in addition. Services are provided to full time traditional students....

William Woods University
One University Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251

Counseling Center

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Even though upir college life is exciting with lot of new experiences, the demands aren’t always easy. The Counseling Center is a secured and safe place where you can go for support. A lic...

411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

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