Frequently Asked Questions

What medications will I be given to help?

Our St. Louis detox uses medications that limit withdrawal from alcohol and drugs to include, suboxone, subutex, librium, and more. At the end of detox from alcohol and/or drugs medications such as naltrexone and Vivitrol(R) can be used to control cravings and block the ability to obtain euphoria from certain chemicals. In addition to detox medications and medications to block highs, medications to maintain a balanced homeostasis are used. For opiate and opioids our St. Louis detox typically uses Suboxone, though treatment varies by individual.

What does a typical program look like?

Our St. Louis addiction treatment program is a complete continuum of alcohol and drug treatment that starts with inpatient detox, transitions to intensive outpatient treatment, and then to aftercare and relapse prevention. Depending on each client’s needs and preferences treatment may start anywhere along this continuum of care. Our St. Louis addiction treatment transitions care in both directions ensuring a malleable structure that can rapidly adapt to our client’s needs.

What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?

Our St. Louis treatment center utilizes solution-focused therapies. Our addiction programs are not 12-step based, though we as an organization are highly supportive of their combined use. Addiction treatment is a complex disorder that requires a comprehensive approach. Therapy is one of the vital components to care during our addiction treatment process. Therapy includes individual, group, family, and family group sessions. The majority of our addiction treatment programs are comprised of individual therapy with groups as merely a support component. Family therapy in addiction treatment is important to the family/social health of the client and their family and is another ongoing process in addiction treatment. Typical addiction treatment therapy sessions range in length from 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Our addiction therapists utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and other effective models in our St. Louis addiction treatment program.

Will this affect my ability to work or continue with other obligations?

No, because MIA has chosen to bill for services as stated below we have the ability to be much more flexible than other addiction rehab centers while still providing unlimited quality services tailored to your individual treatment plan; MIA’s model is quality dense and conducive to your schedule. Our addiction rehab staff is available at times when other facilities are closed. Our St. Louis rehab is accessible early, late, and on the weekends because we work around our client’s schedule and not our own.

Do you accept insurance?

There is a confusing array of insurance arrangements. The first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully. Do you have mental health benefits? How many sessions per calendar year does your plan cover? What is your deductible? Our addiction treatment program is considered out-of-network with most plans. Our addiction programs are out-of-pocket for the client and/or their family but we bill insurance on the client’s behalf to obtain reimbursement for this client and/or their family. Depending on coverage individuals may receive as much as 100% reimbursement and as low as none, though few individuals experience the latter. Though there is a cost to our addiction treatment program many financing options make our care accessible to the majority of individuals. This type of billing allows our program to provide the best care available to you, with unlimited services, at times that work with your schedule. Most insurance contracts dictate that an individual (in outpatient programs) attend 3-5 days each week with a minimum of 3 consecutive hours each day; this is problematic for the individual with other obligations, and the services that are rendered consist mostly of large group settings that can often be un-therapeutic. At MIA not only do we provide unlimited services that work with your schedule but the services that are rendered consist mostly of medical care, psychiatric care and individual therapy. MIA’s programs are reasonably priced and more affordable than other centers while delivery unmatched value in treatment.