Substance Use Treatment

Substance Use Treatment

Treatment Philosophy and Goals

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. understands that alcohol, drug and gambling addictions are illnesses affecting not only the addicted person, but also those in a relationship with him or her. These illnesses can be treated effectively. Treating substance use issues means helping all involved learn new behavior patterns, new attitudes and new ways of communication.

For over 30 years, our substance use clients have received treatment which best meets their individual needs. We offer culturally specific services including case management, education, prevention, individual and family therapy, group education, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and housing and job resources.

Residential Treatment Services are available for men at Gateway, and the Lotus House services are available for pregnant and post-partum women and their children. The duration of the residential services is based upon individual need and includes case management, individual and family therapy, group education and group therapy. Our services are provided to clients as advocacy linkage, support and education to help individuals and their families live successful drug-free lives.

Outpatient Services are available at the Monarch and George W. Norman Recovery Center locations. Outpatient services also include case management, individual and family therapy, groups education and group therapy and are individualized and person centered.

“Addiction should be understood as a chronic recurring illness that requires treatment.”

– Alan Leshner, MD, Former head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH, in Addiction is a Brain Disease.

Peer Support Services

The purpose of Peer Support Services is to assist individuals served in their recovery from substance use disorders and/or mental illness. Peer Specialists are trained to assist their peers in the process of recovery and the power of resilience and provide hope that recovery is possible. Peer Specialists support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from substance use disorders in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

CMHS is committed to the use of evidence based practices. This includes the use of medication within the recovery process and treatment offered to the consumers struggling with addiction.  MAT (medicated assisted treatment) utilized at CMHS includes, but is not limited to: Suboxone, Vivitrol, Campral, Revia. All Addiction Recovery consumers will be notified and provided information about the availability of MAT at the time of their admission in to the program.

Adolescent Comprehensive Substance Treatment and Rehabilitation (CSTAR) Program   

The Adolescent CSTAR program provides intensive individualized outpatient treatment services for youth ages 12-18 who are struggling with substance use. Services are provided up to five days a week depending on individual client need. Services provided include individual and group counseling, group education, family therapy and community support. Program staff work closely with families, schools, court systems and other community partners to ensure coordination and continuity of client care.

School Prevention Program

This program delivers substance use and violence prevention curriculum to middle school students in the Jackson County area. Our prevention specialist hosts a variety of 6-8 week educational groups in different schools in Jackson County. Areas of emphasis include: bullying and/or victims of violence, teen dating violence, students dealing with grief and loss, young people transitioning into adulthood and may more. If interested in having your child participate in these groups, please contact your child’s school counselor. This prevention program is funded by COMBAT, the Jackson County Anti-Drug Sales Tax.

Statements from some of our consumers:

This place changed my life”

“CMHS is a fresh start for a new life”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you”

“I am finally where I need to be in life and this program played a big part of that”

Obtaining Services

For more information about services, please call CMHS at 816-254-3652. For residential treatment, ask for Addiction Recovery. For outpatient services, ask for Intake.

George W. Norman Recovery Location: 816-836-6301

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5:00 pm