Top 15 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Springfield, MO & Free Treatment Resources

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Springfield is a southwestern city with a bevy of natural and exciting features near the Missouri Ozarks. Home to more than 172,000 people, it's the third-largest city in Missouri.1 However, like so many other places around the country, the area struggles with rising rates of drug and alcohol abuse. If you or a loved one is battling addiction, know that there is help available to you. There are more than 15 accredited alcohol and drug rehab centers in Springfield ready to help put you on the path to recovery.2

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Ten states, including Missouri, were recently selected to be part of a mental health and addiction initiative created by the Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Act. The clinics provide community mental health and addiction services through Medicaid. The certified community behavioral health clinics are able to provide comprehensive services that include 24/7 crisis services, outpatient Mental Health services, substance abuse treatment services, addiction risk assessments, diagnoses, and care coordination with local resources. This can only be helpful, in my opinion, as it is a sad fact that accessing addiction treatment and mental health services is difficult, at best, for uninsured, low-income members of the community.

~ Rita Milios

Top 4 Drug Rehabs in Springfield, Missouri

Below are the top four addiction treatment centers in Springfield based on the following criteria:

  • Offering evidence-based treatment
  • Accreditation
  • Certifications
  • Client testimonials / reviews

Synergy Recovery Center

Synergy Recovery Center is a private women’s 8-bed upscale addiction treatment facility located on 20 acres in Rogersville, Missouri. This residential home offers private and shared room options with a standard length of stay of 30 – 60 days. Their outpatient programs and counseling services provide educational classes, standard therapy, and group therapy.

Treatment programs include:

  • Acute Detox
  • Women’s Inpatient Treatment
  • Women’s Outpatient Treatment
  • Educational Classes
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Fitness and Wellbeing Classes
  • Grief and Loss
  • Art and Music Therapy

Treatment programs are supported by:

  • The Joint Commission

Location and contact information:
3955 South Farm Road 223
Rogersville, MO 65742
(417) 812-4440


Behavioral Health Group, also known as BHG, is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Huntsville, Alabama. They provide a whole-person approach to treatment for alcohol and drug addiction through using medication assisted treatment, behavioral health therapy, counseling, labs, and case management.

Treatment programs include:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Aftercare
  • Dual Diagnosis

Treatment programs are supported by:

  • The Joint Commission

Location and contact information:
404 East Battlefield Road
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 865-8045

Ozark Center: New Directions Substance Abuse Unit

New Directions is a private, non-profit substance use disorder treatment facility located in. They offer an evidence-based curriculum that incorporates reunification with family, communication skill building, education, vocation readiness, stable housing, and overcoming anger issues. Their standard treatment program runs for six months.

Treatment programs include:

  • Inpatient Residential Treatment

Location and contact information:
305 South Virginia Avenue East
Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 347-7730

Higher Ground Recovery Center

Higher Ground is an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility. The program is built on Biblical principles and firmly rooted in the 12 steps and the 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Treatment programs include:

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)
  • Recovery Support
  • Recovery Housing

Treatment programs are supported by:

  • Missouri Department of Mental Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Location and contact information:
2032 E Kearney St # 214
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 869-0700

Cost of Drug Rehab in Springfield

When figuring out the next steps towards freedom from alcoholism or drug addiction, your total costs will play a key role in deciding what type of rehab in Missouri to attend. Different factors that affect the cost of drug rehab include:

Whether you want luxury amenities, like access to a pool and spa on-site

The level of care that you need (the cost is typically higher if you require medical supervision)

How long you want to attend rehab

Health insurance plan

Many people use health insurance to pay for rehab or money from their health savings accounts. Another funding option could be crowdfunding or asking friends and family to contribute to your care costs. If those options don’t work for you, try reaching out to a medical loan provider or look for facilities with financing options such as a payment plan.

Low-Cost and Free Drug Rehab Centers in Springfield

If you have health insurance coverage, you can use it to receive “free” or nearly free substance use treatment. Health insurance providers such as Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and state-funded programs like Medicaid and Medicare pay for services such as:

  • Assessments and referrals to services
  • Evidence-based individual and group therapy
  • Detox care, including medical supervision and round-the-clock nursing
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Dual-diagnosis care
  • Telehealth services

If you are among the millions of underinsured or uninsured Americans, there are other options available to you. State-funded facilities are one example, paid for with funds from federal legislation and non-profit organizations. They can offer low-cost or free drug rehab in Springfield, especially in major cities with a higher population and more federal funding.

If you have an income but it’s below federal poverty standards, you could qualify for state-funded care or a sliding-scale fee program that takes your income into account when determining your costs for care.

If you have absolutely no way to pay for care because of an extremely low income and lack of health insurance, you might qualify for a scholarship. These are often offered by facilities to people who need treatment for severe alcohol or drug addiction and have no available funding options. The best way to learn if a drug and alcohol rehab in Springfield has a scholarship fund or financing options is to call, ask, or check their website.

Addiction Treatment Settings

Given the wide range of treatment needs any one person can have, programs are on a continuum of care. It includes appropriate treatments for every stage of recovery and the ability to step down (or back up) into different levels of care as you progress.

  • Inpatient, also referred to as residential care, offers an intensive live-in treatment program that lasts for a month up to several months or a year. Inpatient rehab is a good option for those that are able and want to devote all of their energy for some time to the goal of recovery.
  • Medical detox is designed to help a person escape a severe physical addiction to drugs, as well as alcoholism, and is usually offered in a clinical setting. These programs include 24/7 medical supervision to keep you comfortable during withdrawal. Detox is often offered separately from inpatient care, but sometimes a facility can offer both services or will arrange transportation between the Springfield detox center and the inpatient rehab.
  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), or day programs, offer a similar level of care to inpatient, but you’re able to return home at the end of the day. Stepping down in care, there are intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) that meet for several hours a day, three or more times per week. Standard outpatient programs (SOPs) are the final step down within the continuum of care, with only a single visit per week and regular phone calls with your medical team.
  • Aftercare programs include personalized therapy and support groups. This can be an Alumni program offered by your rehab or community-based aftercare, such as participation in support groups through Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or SMART Recovery programs.

Specialized Drug Rehabs in Springfield

Aside from your medical needs, treatment centers exist to cater to specific groups of people, such as faith-based rehab and LGBTQIA+ rehab programs. Here are a few more examples of specialized rehabs:


Veterans programs are usually staffed with veterans themselves, who understand the unique struggles vets face. Veterans rehabs can offer trauma-informed care approaches, as veterans tend to have a very high rate of PTSD and other trauma-related issues due to their time in the service.


Men-only programs exclusively treat men who are recovering from addiction. Men are often stigmatized or judged for being “weak” for seeking treatment, and men-only programs understand these challenges and can cater to treatment specifically for their needs.


Women-only facilities specialize in treating women and provide a safe space for women to process and recover, especially for those who may have experienced sexual assault or abuse from a male partner or loved one.


Luxury programs provide patients with a relaxing resort-like environment to jumpstart their addiction recovery. Every luxury program is different but they typically provide upscale features, such as swimming pools, massage therapy, spa treatment, equine therapy, gourmet meals, and more.


Executive treatment centers specialize in treating working professionals who need to continue working while recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. They typically combine the upscale features and setting of a luxury rehab with practical amenities, such as high-speed internet, private workrooms, and more.

How to Choose the Right Springfield Drug Rehab

To find the best drug rehab in Springfield, look for a treatment center with policies and features that you appreciate. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Facility rules regarding outside visitors and communication, like how often you can make phone calls or use the internet
  • The type of accommodations you’ll have if it’s a residential facility
  • The daily schedule, which can often be found on the rehab’s website
  • Amenities and features offered in the center
  • The types of therapy undergone in the program
  • The facility’s location

The most important factor towards success is choosing the right type of program that will fill your medical needs while encouraging internal growth in an appropriate way for your stage in recovery.

Should You Travel for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Springfield?

downtown springfield moAmong the various tourist destinations and natural spaces to unwind, a few choice favorite areas in Springfield are:

  • The Dickerson Park Zoo, Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, and the Wild Animal Safari
  • Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
  • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
  • Fantastic Caverns, a rail-car tour of Missouri’s fascinating underground geology and history
  • The 1984 Arcade and the Gillioz Theater
  • Pythian Castle

If you’re thinking about visiting Springfield for rehabilitation, consider first if you have a supportive network of friends and family in the area. It’s also a good idea to call your insurance company and make sure they can provide payment for care received in Missouri.

The Southeast Springfield and Bradford Park neighborhoods are close to a wealth of natural beauty, with residents and visitors spending time at Crighton Beach, Lake Springfield Park, and Sequita Park. There are also numerous medical centers and places to eat and shop in this area.

Moving north towards downtown, you’ll find the coolest interactive exhibits, including the Discovery Center of Springfield, the Springfield Art Museum, and the famed Pythian Castle. In addition, students appreciate this location’s proximity to Missouri State University.

In the Westside Community Betterment neighborhood, there is plenty of affordable housing as well as temporary lodging for visitors and the airport in the furthest northwest corner. There are plenty of places to eat, shop, and play in this area, including the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park and the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center auction house and restaurant.

Alcohol and Drug Laws in Missouri

In recent years, various laws regarding substance abuse have been enacted in Missouri.

Naloxone Access Standing Order: In Missouri, pharmacists can provide Naloxone overdose reversal kits and training without a prescription.3 Pharmacists are encouraged to seek education about Naloxone administration but aren’t required to, nor are they required to provide training to those that pick up a Naloxone overdose reversal kit.

Good Samaritan Law: Created to encourage people to call 911 when an overdose happens, this law provides some immunity against prosecution if the caller cooperates with first responders.4 The protections include immunity against possession charges if the amount of illegal substances on your person is less than a certain amount (for example, three grams of cocaine or 40 grams of peyote).

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): While employees in Missouri don’t have state-specific job protections, the federal FMLA protects people in every state. This set of laws requires employers with 50 or more employees to allow for a 12-week unpaid medical leave for an employee or for an employee to take time off to help their family members during medical issues. This includes seeking treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) and prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to the presence of a SUD.


  1. Springfield, Missouri Population 2020 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs). (n.d.).
  2. (n.d.). 
  3. Missouri Foundation for Health. (April 2019). Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment.
  4. Center for Disease Control. (2022). CDC Wonder.
  5. Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Board of Pharmacy. (2022.) Naloxone Resources.
  6. Missouri Department of Health. (Accessed 2022). Good Samaritan Law.
  7. Department of Labor. (2022.) Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Rita Milios
Rita Milios, LCSW, SAP
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Rita Milios, The Mind Mentor, is a recently retired psychotherapist, freelance writer, and author (recovery, mental health, spiritual growth), seminar leader, and podcaster from Kissimmee FL. She provided counseling in rehab facilities in Ohio and Florida, as well as in her private practice. Rita also served as a DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) consultant.
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