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Cox Health Center for Addictions


Springfield MissouriCox Health Center for Addictions Review

For 30 years, the Center for Addictions has provided substance abuse treatment out of Cox Health’s behavioral health wing of services. Located in Springfield, Missouri, this outpatient treatment facility offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and detox. Medication management services are also available as is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with use of Suboxone for opiate withdrawal symptoms. Treatment methods are evidence-based and clients are encouraged to explore the 12 steps or similar peer-support meetings outside of their involvement in the Center for Addictions programs.

Treatment and Staff

Prior to being admitted into one of the comprehensive treatment tracks, clients must complete the detox process. Medical detox services are available with short-term inpatient care in the Cox Health medical wing.

Outpatient treatment at the Center for Addictions runs five days a week from 9 am to 3:30 pm as well as evenings on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays between 5 and 9 pm. Approximately 12 people attend the morning sessions with smaller groups in the evenings with only five to six clients.

The PHP track is the most intensive option and provides five full days of treatment services, Monday through Friday. Clients return to their homes evenings and on weekends. Length of treatment depends on individual progress and patients often step down into the IOP or basic outpatient treatment (which entails individual therapy) before being discharged. The IOP is minimal disruption to work or school schedules allowing clients to attend treatment either three or five days each week. Length of treatment depends on individual need.

Group therapy topics include relapse prevention, maintaining a sober lifestyle, recovery education, resolving issues in recovery and taking accountability. The Center for Addictions also offers psychological testing and assessments. Medication management and MAT are supervised by the Center for Addiction’s medical staff.

The Center for Addictions is staffed by three medical doctors, a nurse, four counselors and administrative staff.


Those who complete primary care at Cox Health are invited to participate in free aftercare in the form of group sessions. Clients are encouraged to attend for a minimum of six months, but can continue for as long as they wish.

Additionally, as part of a comprehensive hospital system, clients of the Center for Addictions have access to a broad range of medical and psychological and behavioral health services. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol abuse and/or return-to-work assessments may also be arranged which function in tandem with local substance abuse professionals.

In Summary

The Center for Addictions at Cox Health offers comprehensive outpatient services in Springfield, Monnett and Branson Missouri. Those with severe opiate addiction may opt for inpatient detox with MAT and can continue treatment by stepping down to PHP then IOP. This solid program uses evidence based methods to treat substance abuse and help clients establish a solid recovery foundation that supports their long-term sobriety.

Cox Health Center for Addictions Location

Center for Addictions at Cox Health
1423 N. Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Cox Health Center for Addictions Cost

$12,000 – $30,000 (30 days). Reach Center for Addictions at Cox Health by phone at (417) 269-2273. Find Center for Addictions at Cox Health on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn

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