COMBAT funds 20 treatment programs throughout Jackson County, offering services to more than 5,000 people per year. Help can be just a call away through the 988 crisis line and ReDiscover and First Call crisis lines.
Drug Court is operated through the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and is geared toward helping people begin their sobriety, find employment or enroll as full-time students and become productive members of society.
Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids — including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl — is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
Marijuana is now legal for both recreational and medical use in Missouri. But that doesn't necessary marijuana use is safe. Know the law about impaired driving—driving high is illegal. And keep your marijuana away from kids and pets.