Comprehensive Mental Health Services has been providing alcohol and substance abuse treatment services—in addition to a range of other behavioral health services—to men, women and adolescents since 1969. Located in Independence, Missouri, part of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, CMHS offers residential and outpatient programs customized to an individual’s needs through its various facilities and also specializes in dual diagnosis support for co-occurring disorders.
Gateway and Renaissance West—one of Kansas City’s longest standing and most successful treatment programs—treat men for substance abuse while Residential West provides inpatient services for women and their children, including pregnant and postpartum women. The CSTAR program is specifically tailored to the needs of adolescents ages 12 through 18, dealing with substance abuse issues through intensive, community-based outpatient treatment.
Accommodations and Food
CMHS’ residential facilities accommodate men and women in gender-separated quarters. Rooms in Gateway, Renaissance West and Residential West are double-occupancy for all residents except for mothers with small children, who share a private room. Meals are provided and prepared on-site.
There are no pets allowed except for service animals. Smoking is allowed, but only in designated areas. Electronics such as cell phones, laptops and iPads are also prohibited, but residents are allowed to use office phones when necessary. Outdoor recreational activities are not structured, but the facilities have exercise equipment available for those who want to work out.
Treatment and Staff
Parkway Addiction Center, CMHS’ outpatient facility, offers psychoeducational groups, individual and group counseling, case management, prevention and intervention as well as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These services are available for both adults and adolescents.
A typical residential length of stay is 28 days, though a longer or shorter stay may be encouraged depending on the client’s needs. Renaissance West also offers outpatient services including individual, group and family therapy.
The CMHS staff consists of case workers, substance abuse counselors and substance abuse educators.
CMHS provides transportation to and from its facilities for residents who want to attend outside AA and NA meetings or church-related activities. Additionally, it provides community education programs, including sending counselors to junior high and high schools to talk about drug and addiction services.
CMHS offers a wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient treatment services for substance abuse. With funding from various state agencies, it is a good option for those who don’t have many resources but are committed to recovery.
Comprehensive Mental Health Services
PO Box 260
Independence, MO 64051
Comprehensive Mental Health Services Cost: State funded (28 days). Reach Comprehensive Mental Health Services by phone at (815) 254-3652. Find Comprehensive Mental Health Services on Facebook and Google+
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