Midwest Institute for Addiction

Midwest Institute for Addiction St. Louis Missouri

Midwest Institute for Addiction (MIA) is an evidence-based substance abuse and addiction treatment facility located in St. Louis, Missouri. MIA provides outpatient detoxification in place of a more traditional inpatient approach to detoxification to allow for maximum flexibility and comfort for those experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Clients are also invited to attend MIA’s luxury residential treatment program in Pasadena, California, which offers a comprehensive range of services including medically supervised detoxification, counseling, holistic services, and more.

ABOUT THE MIDWEST INSTITUTE FOR ADDICTION – ST. LOUIS

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

Where necessary, MIA provides medication-assisted therapy (MAT) on an outpatient basis to help alleviate cravings and minimize withdrawal symptoms.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

MIA offers a highly individualized treatment approach, which blends medication-assisted therapy, 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 struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders – and workshops on health and wellness, nutrition, meditation, and mindfulness.

There are several non-residential programs available at NIA, 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.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Nine of the 13 alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com as of this writing shared positive recovery experiences, 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 treatment effectiveness, the staff’s level of training and experience, and the family participation, amongst other categories. “My counselor took ownership in my recovery and helped me get where I am now…Despite my attitude, times of wanting to walk away from it all, they remained calm and compassionate and talked me off the ledge… had they not I’m not sure I would be married still or even around for that matter.”

Still, others complained of 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.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Four of the five individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date shared excellent feedback on 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. in one such review. “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. One considered treatment expensive.

FINANCING

The Midwest Institute for Addiction accepts many commercial insurances, including plans by Anthem, Cigna, ValueOptions, and UnitedHealthcare.

Reviews about Midwest Institute for Addiction

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  • This is an awesome place! Empathetic, caring, and dedicated to the betterment of each of their patients.
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    MIA does everything possible to help a patient successfully complete treatment. The staff has amazing levels of empathy and understanding, as well as extensive knowledge as counselors and behavioral health providers. There is some turnover of providers, so there may be a need to switch counselors and/or doctors mid-treatment.
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  • The best rehab and drug detox facility ever, by far. Their program is amazing b7t not to overpower the unbelievable and caring staff. I highly recomend this top notch facility to anyone who needs substance abuse help. T
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    MIA worked with someone very close to me. Her recovery has been seamless and very effect. She and everyone sees a great future ahead for her with MIA's help.
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  • What a phenomenal organization! They are true leaders in fighting this epidemic with love & compassion. Highly recommended!
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  • First class facility with an amazing staff. Would recomend mia to anyone
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    Seems to be purely for money. On my first appointment, rather than being notified that the doctor was in the Virgin Islands, I was sat in front of a laptop and then told it would be an e-consultation. So then we talked for 10 min, I paid $450 and left with directions to take 5 medications. It worked to help me stop drinking, but after the next 4 followups were the same e-consultation I lost hope in the doctor. After 6 weeks I saw him for 10 minutes in person. This was just as helpful as his e-consultations. I paid over $1000 to talk to a computer screen, which is only my fault (when I complained about paying $150 for each 10 min visit, I was told I didn't pay every time. I have the bank statements, I paid for every appointment with the "Dr".) Lastly, he "developed" a régime of pills to take within 3 minutes of me stating my problems. It seemed like a cookie cutter approach at the time and I still believe it was. 0/10 would I recommend this office. I called 2 times to cancel an appointment, and was called back a third time to conform the appointment and also to let me know I owed about $100 for services not provided. Additionally, I called 6 or 7 times to try to learn about results from a blood test. Each time they took my number and offered me a call the next day. I received no call until they told me the results had been lost about a week after I started calling (which was 2 weeks after the test date). The aide seems to hold the operation together, while the doctor is not interested in helping patients and seems financially driven.
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  • I would not advise anybody to go to Midwest I went four times and I'm still getting bills even with my insurance the doctor was amazing but the counselor was terrible but it's more about the bills I am still receiving
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  • Thank God I found this place! They not only helped my get and stay sober, they also helped me reconnect with my family and repair the relationships that were destroyed by my addiction. The staff is awesome, compassionate, supportive, and professional—they helped me every step of the way. I've never been to another treatment center before this one, but I've heard enough stories and have compared notes with enough people who have to learn I made the right move by coming to Midwest Institute for Addiction! They saved my life and made it worth living again. I have never felt so grateful.
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  • If you made the decision to face your problems with addiction and/or alcohol, the next step you should take is to go to Midwest Institute for Addiction. I can't say enough about M.I.A.! They support you every step of the way while you rebuild your life and learn how to live an awesome sober life like a rockstar. Unlike most rehabs, M.I.A. isn't just another 12 step recovery program you have to pay for. Every stage of treatment is overseen by licensed professionals—even the groups are lead by therapists. They have a more evidence-based and holistic approach to recovery and everyone’s treatment is specific to their needs...there is no cookie cutter approach to recovery at this place which is SO refreshing! I owe them more than I can ever pay back. The added bonus is—they take insurance! Regarding Nutrition—they also have a registered dietician that does wellness groups to help you avoid replacing your drug/alcohol addiction with a raging sugar/food addiction like I have in the past.
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  • I came to MIA after my third DUI in January. I have continued treatment here since that time. The staff here has been so incredibly supportive and caring. Kendra, the secretary is always encouraging every time I see her. You know she truly cares about the clients. The providers discuss things in a way that I understand which is important to me because I have learned so much about myself and alcoholism. I have recommended this facility to several close friends and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone that is questioning if they have an alcohol or drug addiction problem or who are seeking treatment. My life is changing in ways I felt may not be possible again. They truly care about changing lives and assist you in living a healthy life of sobriety. I have gone through some really difficult times and never thought talking to someone would be as beneficial as it has been. One of the ways MIA is set apart from and is different than other places, is the holistic approach to treatment. I see a physician, a therapist, and have group discussions several times a week. I have never been to a place that provided all the aspects of care that I need in one place which is why I know MIA is the best.
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    strength:I was treated like I was important. My counselor took ownership in my recovery and helped me get where I am now. The medical staff were nice and helpful but most of what I did involved a team of therapists that worked with me and my wife. It saved my life and my marriage. I am grateful. weakness:n/a They were innetwork with our insurance and still worked with us on a payment plan for our deductible and copays which made the difference of me getting into treatment or not. They care and I can't think of any way to say thank you other than going aroudn adn telling people. na me and my wife enjoyed how we were treated by staff both the treatment itself and the general interactions that we had regularly. More than anything, I saw with my own eyes the hurt and anger of people like me going in there, and cannot imagine the task of treating these people and making them happy :) I was one of those. Despite my attitude, times of wanting to walk away from it all, they remained calm and compassionate and talked me off the ledge... had they not I'm not sure I would be married still or even around for that matter.
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  • This is hands down, thE best treatment center in St. Louis! The staff treats you like a person, not a "patient". They are respectful, passionate and it is obvious they genuinely care about their clients. I love that they don't have some cookie cutter program—everything is personalized and they are awesome at explaining the science behind addiction and recovery. They even offer genetic analysis to help determine which medication your body will respond to best. This report could have saved me from years of switching medications around trying to treat depression and anxiety. I had no clue this simple blood test existed until I came here. Fingers crossed, I will never have to go through the process of getting sober again—but I find comfort in knowing MIA exists!
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    The staff were professional. The program was fitted to my current needs (i just came out of another program and most places just wanted to throw me into a program...just because) and they worked around my work and family schedule even on weekends. I read some of the other reviews and I don't think enough people that do well and truly appreciate what these people do voice their experience. I for one am forever greatful to Mia and the people there who showed me and my family that they cared about me getting better.
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    I attended MIA for a couple months for alcohol.I stopped after a few months because it was not helping. Counselor was not professional, group meetings did not apply to me as they were mostly drug addicts, the urine testing was not a deterrent, so a waste of money, even the physician told me "I wasn't that bad" instead of encouraging me to stop drinking. I would not recommend this organization for help with alcohol addiction.
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  • This facility hires many inexperienced counselors and suffers from an extremely high turnover rate of its staff. You can expect frequent cancellations of meetings and events on very short notice, and many groups require that you sign up for attendance up to a week in advance. Sessions would often end early and abruptly without explanation, and some of the counselors were quite unprofessional at times. My advice is to seek treatment elsewhere.
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  • Very comfortable place to be. Very beneficial place.
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  • The staff always having a positive attatude this is a great place my son had a drug problem and they helped him kick the habit i am so glad he decided to go there
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  • The counselors were good. Cost alot of money
    I would strongly discourage anyone from using this treatment center. Horrible 5-1/2 weeks. They counseled our 20 year old son, addicted to drugs and alcohol, to move out (of our his parents home) and to be financially responsible for himself. They encouraged him to be on his own and if he wanted to move back into the same the environment where he was previously housed, where drugs and alcohol are a daily event, that is his decision. After paying $3,000 for eight weeks - they discharged my son after 5-1/2 weeks and offered no credit. They also told us told us that they cannot help us any more and that we cannot schedule or participate in any add'l family or group therapy. If you are looking for a facility to further damage your family unit and leave your bank account substantially lighter, this is the right place. If you are looking for real help with addiction for a 20 year old family member, stay away from Midwest Institute for Addiction.
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  • Great staff and great program that care about their patients. From the day we walked in for a consult to the ongoing care we have been consistently treated by top notch people and professionals. It is obvious that this facility puts its patients (and their families) before anything else. My family is forever indebted to this great organization.