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Midwest Institute For Addiction Treatment: Alcohol & Drug Rehab St Louis Mo

711 Old Ballas Road, Suite 203, Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141
Midwest Institute for Addiction (MIA) is an evidence-based substance abuse and dependence treatment facility located in St. Louis, Missouri. MIA provides outpatient detoxification in place of a more traditional inpatient approach to allow for maximum flexibility and comfort for those experiencing withdrawal symptoms that are clinically and medically appropriate for that level. MIA's programs provide integrative care by delivering medical, behavioral, and mental health services aimed at improving the quality of life for patients and families. MIA continually improves its program through self-assessment and ongoing compliance to accreditation standards while also adapting to increase access by improving the logistical ease and financial feasibility of its services and programs. Clients and families have unlimited access to continuing services that are in-network with most insurance plans.

Facility Highlights

  • Flexible scheduling to fit your schedule
  • Private model that is In-Network with most insurance plans
  • Outpatient medical detox

Specialization

  • Out Patient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Settings

  • Executive

Meet the Staff

  • Philip F. Gogel, MD, MBA
    Philip F. Gogel, MD, MBAMedical Director
    Dr. Philip Gogel acts as Medical Physician at the Midwest Institute for Addiction. As such, he is responsible for all medical issues that arise during the course of substance abuse treatment at the Institute. Dr. Gogel earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training was in General Surgery at Saint Louis University Hospitals and in Family Medicine at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.
  • Molly Bergamini, MSW, LCSW
    Molly Bergamini, MSW, LCSWExecutive Director

Financial Details

  • Financing available

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ABOUT THE MIDWEST INSTITUTE FOR ADDICTION

One of two outpatient facilities operated by the Midwest Institute for Addiction (MIA), this facility in Creve Coeur, Mo., offers various outpatient programs for individuals with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders.

Where necessary, MIA provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on an outpatient basis to help alleviate cravings and minimize withdrawal symptoms. Only 14 (1.1 percent of facilities) in Missouri offer outpatient MAT programs. Detox is not available on site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

MIA offers a highly individualized treatment approach, which blends medication-assisted treatment (MAT), such as Suboxone and Vivitrol, with evidence-based treatment modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). To determine each client’s individual needs, MIA first provides an initial substance abuse assessment. Though programs are not based on the 12-Steps, MIA does encourage client’s participation in self-help groups while in treatment.

MAT plays a large role in MIA’s treatment approach. Where necessary, clients are prescribed an appropriate dosage of their evidence-backed medication, which may be monitored and adjusted throughout treatment. Clients also attend individual, group, and family therapy sessions, utilizing CBT to identify the relationship between irrational thinking patterns and addictive behavior.

Other program components include psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management - for individuals seeking treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders - and workshops on health and wellness, nutrition, meditation, and mindfulness.

There are several non-residential programs available at MIA, each varying in intensity and hours per week. The partial hospitalization program (PHP), for example, meets for a minimum of 18 treatment hours each week, while the intensive outpatient program (IOP) meets for half this time, generally between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturday until 2 p.m. There’s also a traditional outpatient treatment track that ranges from eight hours of treatment per week to a few monthly visits.

MIA does not provide a timeline for any of its programs, and clients can progress through treatment at their own pace. As clients near program completion, staff guide them towards independent life through discharge planning and case management services.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The Midwest Institute for Addiction employs a multidisciplinary team of physicians experienced in addiction medicine, board-certified psychiatrists, substance abuse counselors, family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, medical assistants, and dietitians.

The facility is among the 64.6 percent of facilities in Missouri accredited by CARF. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com praised the staff's aptitude.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.8/5

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

To date, 17 of the 23 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com shared positive recovery experiences at the Midwest Institute for Addiction, many commending the center for its evidence-based and individualized treatment programs and respectful, passionate, and professional staff. “They saved my life and made it worth living again,” wrote M.P., one such reviewer. “I have never felt so grateful.”

“I was treated like I was important,” wrote Bob, awarding the program five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience and level of family participation, amongst other categories. “My counselor took ownership in my recovery and helped me get where I am now..”

Still, others noted high turnover rates, that the facility was in business for the money, and that staff were inexperienced and unprofessional. “My advice is to seek treatment elsewhere,” alum M commented in their one-star review.

On Google, Midwest Institute for Addiction Treatment had an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars from 30 reviews to date.[1] The overwhelmingly positive feedback noted the “professional” and “highly compassionate” staff. On Facebook, where the facility may manage its own page, the facility had a 4.5 out of five-star rating from 24 reviews.[2] Several alumni noted the supportive staff.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Two of the three individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date shared positive feedback of their loved one’s recovery experiences. Aside from one, each reviewer awarded the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness.

Loved ones also described the staff as supportive and helpful professionals who cared about assisting clients towards recovery. “From the day we walked in for a consult to the ongoing care we have been consistently treated by top notch professionals,” wrote reviewer M.M. “It is obvious that this facility puts it patients (and their families) before anything else.”

Of those polled on the matter, two family members gave the facility high marks for its counseling options, holistic opportunities, family programming, and administrative policies. However, one reviewer considered treatment expensive.

WHAT STAFF SAY

At the time of this writing, the one staff member provided positive feedback about the Midwest Institute for Addiction to Rehabs.com. The staff member gave five out of five stars for the counseling options, cleanliness, family participation, and staff availability.

FINANCING

The Midwest Institute for Addiction accepts many commercial insurances, including plans by Anthem, Cigna, ValueOptions, and UnitedHealthcare. Within the state, 71.2 percent of facilities in Missouri accept private insurance. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com generally felt the facility was affordable.

Affordability: 4.3/5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/MidwestInstituteforaddiction/reviews

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