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If you are looking for a recovery housing program in Missouri, please consult our “Accredited Programs in Missouri” page, which contains a listing of accredited recovery homes in the State of Missouri.  Each program has its own admissions procedures and requirements.  Please contact the programs directly if you are seeking admission for yourself or a loved one.  If you need further assistance with this process, each region of Missouri has its own Access Site that coordinates recovery care programs in those regions. A list of these Access Sites is available on our “Affiliates” page.

If you need immediate assistance with a mental health or substance use disorder problem, or need assistance outside of a program, below are some valuable resources available to the public:

If it is an emergency and physical harm is in danger, always call 911.  Many police departments in Missouri have CIT-trained officers who are equipped to deal with a mental health crisis.

For Local Assistance to get food, emergency housing or other necessary services, please dial 211 for the United Way.  You can also contact them on the Internet at

Missouri Access Crisis Intervention
Access Crisis Intervention (ACI) provides access to services for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.  ACI will provide an opportunity for individuals to receive necessary behavioral health crisis services in an effort to reduce unnecessary interventions such as hospitalization or detentions. By calling the ACI hotline, individuals have access to behavioral health crisis services that are free and available to both youth and adults.  All calls are strictly confidential. ACI hotlines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by behavioral health professionals who are available to provide assistance.  Assistance may include phone contact, referrals to resources in the community, next day behavioral health appointments, or a mobile response.  Mobile is defined as either going to the location of the crisis, or to another secure community location. Please go to the web page and enter your county in Missouri for the Crisis number to call.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
24-Hour Toll Free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

SAMHSA's National Helpline 
1‐800‐662‐HELP (4357)
Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, the Helpline provides 24‐hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Stress, anxiety, and other depression‐like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human‐caused disaster. Call this toll‐free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support & counseling.

Veteran's Crisis Line 
1‐800‐273‐TALK (8255)
Connects veterans (families and friends) in crisis with qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll‐free hotline, online chat, or text.

Drug‐Free Workplace
1‐800‐WORKPLACE (967‐5752)
Assists employers and union representatives with policy development, drug testing, employee assistance, employee education, supervisor training, and program implementation.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country.

Buprenorphine Practitioner & Treatment Program Locator
Find information on locating practitioners and treatment programs authorized to treat opioids.

Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator
Find treatment programs in your state that treat recent onset of serious mental illnesses.

Opioid Treatment Program Directory
Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids

Alcohols Anonymous
Find meetings, local support groups, online groups, resources, daily reflections, etc.  English, Spanish and French.

Narcotics Anonymous
Find meetings, local support groups, online groups, resources, etc. 

Marijuana Anonymous
Find meetings, local support groups, online groups, resources, etc.

Celebrate Recovery
A Christ-centered recovery organization.  Find meetings, local support groups, online groups, resources, etc.

Alcoholics Victorious
A Christ-centered recovery organization.  Find meetings, local support groups, online groups, resources, etc.

Living Free Ministries – Curriculum
Christ-centered program for people dealing with destructive behavior, harmful emotions, negative attitude, unhealthy relationships, and substance abuse.  Offers training and curriculum programs often used in recovery programs and prisons.


Alcoholics Anonymous: Offers online support 

Cocaine Anonymous: Offers online support and services 

LifeRing: LifeRing Secular Recovery offers online support 

In The Rooms - Online Recovery Meetings: Provides online support through live meetings and discussion groups 

Marijuana Anonymous: Offers virtual support 

Narcotics Anonymous: Offers a variety of online and skype meeting options 

Reddit Recovery: Offers a virtual hang out and support during recovery 

Refuge Recovery: Provides online and virtual support 

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery: Offers global community of mutual-support groups, forums including a chat room and message board 

SoberCity: Offers an online support and recovery community 

Sobergrid: Offers an online platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober 

Soberistas: Provides a women-only international online recovery community 

Sober Recovery: Provides an online forum for those in recovery and their friends and family 

We Connect Recovery: Provides daily online recovery groups for those with substance use and mental illness 

Unity Recovery + WEconnect + Alano Club: Providing daily virtual meeting for those in recovery and for their family members 

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide 

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: contains online support meetings, blogs, mobile apps, social media groups, and movie suggestions, including the online support community 

Shatterproof: “How I’m Coping with COVID-19 and Social Isolation as a Person in Long-Term Recovery” provides helpful suggestions 

The Chopra Center: “Anxious About the Coronavirus? Here Are Eight Practical Tips on How to Stay Calm and Support Your Immune System.” 



Simple steps for 12 step groups using various virtual platforms for meetings: 

To host a meeting on zoom: 

Set up a free account here: When you set up a free account, you can only host a meeting for 45 minutes. To host longer meetings, you need a paid account. 

Schedule a meeting 

Invite people to join a meeting : articles/201362183-How-do-I-invite-others-to-join-a-meeting 

Create a flyer to publicize meetings. This flyer is sent to group members via email and text, posted on self-help group’s District Website and posted on door of the physical site that is closed in an attempt to reach anyone who shows up for a meeting.