Drug Rehabs in St. Louis, MO

The city of St. Louis, Missouri, despite being split by the Mississippi River between 2 states, suffers from a citywide drug epidemic. Luckily, treatment (from both inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers) is available.

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Lakeland Behavioral Health System

Springfield , MO

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, along with most of Missouri, was previously thought of as the “Meth Capital of the World.” But as new laws are passed and different drugs become available, the desire for illicit Methamphetamine falls.

Despite Meth’s comeback in recent years, with a cheaper, purer product, Opioids and a new strain of K2 pose a more prevalent danger to the city. Those struggling with addiction and/or dependency with any of the above drugs, or any other substance, can seek help at a local rehab.

The Toll Of The Opioid Epidemic In St. Louis

The consistent rate of drug-related deaths in St. Louis has ranked among the worst in the country. With the wave of the Opioid crisis, St. Louis is among the cities hurt most by the addictiveness of prescription drugs. The number of overdose deaths has radically increased in recent years.

More and more users in St. Louis are overdosing on Fentanyl without their knowledge. Men and women in St. Louis who buy Heroin often find that their purchase has been cut with Fentanyl. Without proper knowledge of the substance, people cannot dose properly and overdose.

St. Louis Addiction Statistics

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Stats published in 2018 show St. Louis County overdose fatalities rose 79% over 6 years.

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Out of a sample size of 243 overdose deaths, 84% were tied to the presence of Fentanyl.

462

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In the first three months of 2018, there were 462 calls to 55 different poison centers in regard to K2.

The K2 Outbreak

Many people think that drugs like K2, a synthetic form of Cannabis, are harmless. However, the synthetic chemicals used to spray down the plant matter can range in properties that vary based off provider. Side effects can include seizures, hallucinations, and nausea. A special strain that has been spotted in St. Louis contains a prominent anti-coagulant ingredient found in rat poison that causes users to bleed out.

Many are tempted by K2 for its high levels of THC and that it won’t show up on a drug test. However, the allure is also a large part of the danger. K2 producers get around the law through regular recipe change-ups. Once one ingredient is banned, they find another. People who smoke K2 expose themselves to a myriad of substances that they have no knowledge of, many of which are highly toxic.

In one iteration, 3 died from K2 use and 123 were hospitalized. People rushed to the emergency room after smoking K2 are often kept for several days before being released. What’s worse, there is no pharmaceutical drug to treat a K2 overdose. Overdose from Opioids can be stopped by Naloxone, an Opioid antagonist. Without exact knowledge of what goes into that specific blend of K2, there is no way to easily treat it. This leads to permanent brain damage and even death in many who use K2.

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Local Treatment Options

The drug crisis in St. Louis is permanently destroying the lives of many individuals. People who smoke K2 are damaging their bodies in ways they can’t recover from, even with rehabilitation. The only way to get better is to stop before it’s too late.

Coming to terms with addiction is the first step to recovery. If you or a loved one is battling addiction, there is help available. Contact a treatment provider to discuss treatment options.

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  • Jeffrey Juergens earned his Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. Jeffrey’s desire to help others led him to focus on economic and social development and policy making. After graduation, he decided to pursue his passion of writing and editing. Jeffrey’s mission is to educate and inform the public on addiction issues and help those in need of treatment find the best option for them.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
St Louis Area PO Box 771908
St Louis, MO 63177
314-830-3232
The Eastern Area of Missouri - Area 38 14 Sunnen Dr.
Suite 144, St. Louis, Missouri 63143
314-644-1130
St Charles Area PO Box 596
St Charles, MO 63302
636-697-8406

College Programs

Counseling services

Ranken Technical College

4431 Finney Ave
St. Louis, MO 63113

Counseling Center

St Louis College of Pharmacy

4588 Parkview Place St. Louis
Missouri 63110

Habif Health & Wellness Center

Washington University in St Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Fontbonne’s Counseling and Wellness

Fontbonne University

6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105

Psychological and Counseling Services

Kenrick Glennon Seminary

5200 Glennon Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63119

Student Counseling and Life Development

Webster University

540 Garden Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63119

Counseling Services

University of Missouri-St Louis

One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121

Student Counseling and Life Assistance

Saint Louis Christian College

1360 Grandview Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033

Counseling & Wellness

Missouri Baptist University

One College Park Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63141-8698

AA and NA Meetings in St. Louis

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Central Services Of A.A.(St. Louis Central Service Office) 14 Sunnen Dr, St. Louis, MO 63143 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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