Substance Use Disorders

A Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a condition due to an individual’s long-term use of an uncontrolled or controlled substance—that causes physical and mental dependence on said substance. Addiction disorders are not limited to illegal drugs, but might also include alcohol use, gambling, eating disorders, etc. They typically affect one’s overall health including brain function, day-to-day life, and behavior. These conditions are treatable, and treatment plans are usually personalized based on the individual and their circumstances.

Check out our Substance Use Disorder resources below!

Missouri Department of Mental Health

The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), formerly the Divisions of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, is responsible for assuring the availability of substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for the State of Missouri. Individuals and families requiring substance use services can find the help they need. Visit Website →

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Visit Website →

Missouri Recovery Network

Missouri Recovery Network strengthens and empowers the recovery community by creating hope, healing and sustainable change through support, education and advocacy. Visit Website →

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri Recovery Network strengthens and empowers the recovery community by creating hope, healing and sustainable change through support, education and advocacy. Visit Website →

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. Visit Website →

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – St. Louis

In all matters related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area (NCADA) has been the place to turn since 1965. Visit Website →

Resources from the American Society of Anesthesiologists

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Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare

The mission of the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare is to enable access to quality mental health services for all Missouri citizens in need of such services, while maximizing their human potential and quality of life. This mission will be accomplished through the continued maintenance and development of a stable statewide network of comprehensive community-based behavioral health care. Visit Website →

Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers

MCRSP was established in 2015 to create a voice and representation for faith and community based recovery support service providers in Missouri. The coalition exists to identify, unite, mobilize, and empower grassroots recovery support providers that assist individuals in their restoration of self-worth, human dignity, self-respect, life skills, and self-confidence needed for sustained recovery and effective community living. Visit Website →

MO-HOPE Project

The goal of the Missouri Opioid-Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) Project is to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Missouri through expanded access to overdose education and naloxone, public awareness, assessment, and referral to treatment. Visit Website →