Drug Abuse Support Groups:

Find a meeting:

  • New Attitudes
    927 Faraon St – First Christian Church
    Joseph, MO
    Meetings are held at 8:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday and at noon on Wednesday.
  • Opportunity for Hope
    401 S 11th Street – Upstairs
    Joseph, MO
    Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
  • Subject to Change
    4405 S 22nd River Church
    Joseph, MO
    Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday.
  • New Hope
    511 W Market Street First Christian Church
    Savannah, MO
    Meetings are held at Tuesday 7 p.m.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Cameron, MO 64429
    116 W. 4th St., Room 1, Old Middle School
    Meetings held Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Never Alone
    24899 Icon Road
    Maryville, MO
    Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday and at noon on Saturday.
  • A Better Way
    5th and Main – Tarkio Health Clinic Basement
    Tarkio, MO
    Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • We Do Recover
    200 E Putnum St
    King City, MO
    Meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday
  • Living Miracles
    840 Kearney
    Atchison, KS
    Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
  • MACRO (Missouri Alliance of Collegiate Recovery Organizations) Additional Resources
  • Information and resources on preventing substance use and guidance on managing recovery from addiction: https://drugfree.org/
  • Science-based information about drug use, health, and the developing brain: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/
  • Drug-Free Workplace Programs: https://www.samhsa.gov/workplace

Rates of Drug Use

  • Nationally
    • Among college students, rates of illicit drug use in the past year (other than marijuana) are estimated at about 20%.
    • Of those students who reported drug use, almost half (44%) had driven a car while on drugs, approximately one-third reported preoccupation with drug use or trying to limit or stop use, and one-quarter had taken more drugs than they planned or had used during school or work.
    • On average, males use illicit drugs at higher rates than females.
    • Peak age of illicit drug use among college students is ages 21-22.
    • Prevalence of use for most illicit drugs among college students is lower compared to use among their non-college peers.
    • Nationwide rates of use in the past year among college students are as follows (graphic sourced from https://www.mopip.org/topics/illegal.html):

National Rates of Drug Use for College Students

Missouri

REALITY BYTES

Eighty-nine percent of MWSU students have not used prescription drugs without a prescription from their doctor in the past year.


Eighty percent of MWSU students have not used marijuana in the past year.

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MWSU PIP Contacts

Primary:
Dr. Brett Bruner
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students
816-271-5991
bbruner1@missouriwestern.edu

Secondary:
Katie Miron
Director of Counseling
816-271-4327
kmiron@missouriwestern.edu