How to Get Help
Help for Alcohol and Drug Problems
The Division of Behavioral Health has programs around the state to help people with alcohol and drug problems. There are programs for children, teenagers, and adults. If you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol or drugs, you can contact a treatment program for help. They will help you find the services you need.
If you would like more information, please phone us at (573) 751-4942 or (800) 575-7480 or you may e-mail us at email@example.com
Program listings in each directory above are arranged alphabetically by Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) region (Central, Eastern, Southeast, Southwest, Western) and by county within region. View the DBH Map to locate your region or to contact your DBH regional office.
If you suspect or believe you have an alcohol or drug problem
Help is available. Addiction is a disease and it can be treated. If you are concerned, you can contact a treatment provider for a screening. You will be able to talk with a professional who will ask questions and make recommendations about treatment and support, if needed.
Involuntary detention means that a person did not choose to go to treatment. Sometimes a court finds that the person needs help and it would be better for that person to be in treatment. There are laws to help protect this person and the situation must meet certain conditions before detention can happens.
Sometimes you have cravings that seem so strong. As part of your treatment, you might also take medications. These medications are prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist. Medication Assisted Therapy is not a cure, but a tool that is used in treatment. You don’t have to take medication and not all persons need it. If you decide to use medication, it will be a part of your treatment plan.
Have you have lost your driver’s license because of an alcohol or drug related traffic offense? You might be required to complete a SATOP program. SATOP stands for Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program. By law, you must successfully complete a SATOP program before your license can be reissued to you through the Department of Revenue
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)