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Recovery is not a finish line to be crossed, but an on-going journey with stages of progress and periods of struggle.

Substance use can have an effect on a person’s physical and mental health, as well as social relationships, family, work, school and quality of life. Comprehensive Mental Health understands that substance use disorder is an illness that can be treated effectively. Treating substance use 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

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

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.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Opioid use is a disease that has been destructive and deadly to members of our community. CMHS offers help and hope with services that include the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

MAT has proven to:

  • Increase treatment retention
  • Improve social functioning
  • Reduce risk of relapse
  • Reduce criminal activity
  • Reduce the risks of infectious disease transmission

CMHS offers MAT services at the William H. Kyles, George Norman Jr., and Recovery KC locations.

Medications utilized at CMHS include, but are not limited to:

  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
  • Naltrexone (ReVia, Vivitrol)
  • Acamprosate (Campral)

Peer Support Services (Recovery Coaches)

There is no one who can understand the recovery journey as well as someone who has been successful in their journey. Peer Support Services to assist individuals in their recovery from substance use disorders and/or mental illness. Recovery Coaches are trained to assist their peers in the recovery process and provide hope that recovery is possible. Recovery Coaches support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from substance use disorders in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual.

Adolescent Comprehensive Substance Treatment and Rehabilitation (CSTAR) Program

The Adolescent CSTAR program provides intensive individualized outpatient treatment services for youth ages 12-18 who struggle with substance use. Services are provided Monday through Friday, 3 PM to 7 PM during the school year, 2 PM to 6 PM during the Summer. Transportation is provided.

Services provided include individual/group counseling, group education, family therapy and community support. Staff work closely with families, schools, court systems and other community partners to ensure coordination and continuity of client care.

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For more information, please contact us at
(816) 836-6773.

Substance Use Services


Substance Use Services


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