Midwest Recovery Centers in Kansas City, MO

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(4.7 of 5)
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13350 Holmes Rd
Kansas City MO 64145

Midwest Recovery Centers Philosophy

Midwest Recovery Centers strives to provide affordable, honest, and exceptional recovery support to those individuals struggling with alcohol and drug dependence. We maintain the highest treatment standards through utilization of empirically validated practices. Our clients are treated with respect and kindness in an ethical environment.

Areas of Specialization

  • Family Program
    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

  • Aftercare Support
    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Facility Highlights

24 hour peer support staff

1 on 1 therapy once per week

Brand new facility in Kansas City

Meet the Staff

Geffen Liberman, CRADC, CPC, LISAC

Professional Relations Consultant

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Geffen has been in the field of addiction work for over 17 years. Having gotten clean and sober at a young age, it has been his passion to help other people experience the joy and freedom of recovery. After moving to the Kansas City area in 2004, Geffen quickly fell in love with the people and the sense of community found there. He wanted to be a part of bringing a first class treatment program to KC and is overjoyed at the opportunity to be a part of what Midwest Recovery Centers is doing. Geffen is based in Arizona and will be spending time between both areas, promoting Midwest Recovery to the vast addiction treatment community in AZ and spending as much “on the ground” time as possible in KC.

Jeff Howard, LPN

CEO

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Jeff Howard is a founding member and CEO of Midwest Recovery Centers. He has been involved in the recovery industry since the late 1990’s and has been instrumental in the development of multiple treatment programs as a founder, owner and Executive Director. He has been a Licensed Practical Nurse and State Certified AL Facility Manager for over 20 years. Through his own process of recovery and incorporation of a 12 step philosophy he has found that he can accomplish his dreams and help inspire others to do the same for themselves. His treatment philosophy has centered on the need for ethical, compassionate, treatment and education in regards to the progressive disease of addiction for the client he serves and their families.

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ABOUT MIDWEST RECOVERY CENTERS

Midwest Recovery Centers, in Kansas City, Mo., offers extended living facilities geared toward men dealing with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health issues. Men live in gender-specific residencies while going through supervised programming.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

An initial assessment is used to diagnose co-occurring mental health or behavioral disorders. Three phases of treatment are rooted in evidence-based therapies and 12-Step principles.

Phase 1 lasts approximately 90 days and includes weekly individual therapy sessions, 18 hours of group therapy per week, and daily 12-Step meetings. Phase 2 lasts between three to six months. Clients will participate in bi-weekly individual therapy sessions, four hours of weekly group counseling, and 12-Step meetings. Residents start looking for employment and manage living expenses.

In Phase 3, which clients transition into following secured employment or educational pursuits, residents will participate in individual and group therapy. During this “Alumni Phrase,” residents will enjoy more independence.

Residents will be subject to toxicology testing. Loved ones can participate in educational and counseling sessions. Aftercare is available for alumni.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Midwest Recovery Centers employs a team of licensed professionals experienced in substance abuse and recovery.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The sober living residencies at Midwest Recovery Centers feature fully-equipped kitchens and communal areas. A maximum of 14 residents live in shared bedrooms. Clients will receive a weekly budget from their personal stipends that will be used on groceries.

Clients prepare their own meals and complete daily chores. When not in therapy, clients participate in fitness activities at a nearby gym, community service projects, yoga, urban gardening, and art.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The seven alumni responding to a Rehabs.com poll praised staff and programming.“If you’re serious about recovery or have a loved one that needs serious recovery,” wrote alum David. “This facility is the one that I would recommend to anyone.” Another alum, Oscar, appreciated supporting staff and wrote: "More freedom and you get to meet people from 12 step meetings and fellowship.” “Great outpatient meetings, has given me a new outlook on recovery," one alum, Marty, wrote. Thomas added: “Comfortable living situation.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

Staff members polled by Rehabs.com gave mostly positive responses. Three staff members polled by Rehabs.com on 15 evaluated categories gave four- and five-star ratings for the level of family involvement, affordability, and accommodations. All three indicated a perfect five stars for treatment effectiveness.

Employees also praised 12-Step programming, other staff members, and the environment.

“The sober housing also gives not only a safe place for clients, but comradery with the other clients,” J.S.N. wrote. “Giving them the opportunity to put in practice what they’ve learned or share in what they are going through.”

FINANCING

Midwest Recovery Centers is out-of-network with insurance companies. Financial assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis. Those who qualify may receive up to 60 percent of the program cost covered.

Published on June 2017

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It is well integrated into the recovery community: intensive outpatient and counselling in house, plus at least one NA/AA meeting a day - they attend about 4-6 different groups each week. The residential component, living in a structured living environment in the suburbs of a wealthy county, is excellent. Clients move into a nice house, keep it clean, cook their own meals, bond, re-learn activities of daily living. It's good stuff. It's not suited for people with severe mental illnesses. It would also benefit from having more clients from more places. Still, it's the best program I've seen so far. Clients get a safe place to live and recover without distractions for 2-3 months, then are asked to get a job and live in a safe environment for a few more months. They learn how to live, then how to live with money in their pockets, all while having the shelter of a structured living environment with 24 hour peer support. Everyone on the treatment staff - everyone- is in recovery in a 12 step program. Every member of peer support has lived in and successfully graduated from a structured living environment (most at a well known group of self-run recovery houses). When clients are ready to leave, they are already enmeshed in a recovery network that help them with the next step - be it private housing or a fellowship house. MRC is new, but it has incredibly high retention and success rates so far.

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This program provides a long term plan for recovery, and the environment to do so. There is peers support staff on 24/7. Clients are exposed to 12 step meetings and attend them regularly. The phase system allows clients to grow and develop at their own pace. While learning valuable skills: budgeting, meal planning, time management, and respect for themselves and others. Being a young program that isn't well known. I love working at midwest recovery centers. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable with addiction/alcoholism and recovery. The exposure of clients to the 12 step process and meetings is new and refreshing. This is the perfect program that combines IOP with a safe sober living environment.

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The strengths start with the CEO. And then the clinical director. The staff are some of the top qualified peer mentors. They adhere to all needs of their clients. Things promptly began when they're supposed to. I'll clients are treated fairly and respectfully. And 9 12 step meetings are provided every week along with one on one. And group settings. The housing and residential is set up at a very very high-quality. The houses are clean and kept up to acceptable maintenance. One of the greatest things that I enjoy about Midwest Recovery Center's. Is that they use the 12 step program very very seriously. Everyone is open-minded. And no one goes without. If you're serious about recovery or have a loved one that needs serious recovery. This facility is the one that I would recommend to anyone. I'm just sorry when I needed recovery that there wasn't a program like this that I knew existed.

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I enjoy attending the 12 step meetings, making friends within MRC and outside meetings. Comfortable living situation.

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Great outpatient meetings, has given me a new outlook on recovery. I enjoy going to the gym and fellowship with members of 12 step meetings outside of the facility.

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I like that MRC isn't just a inpatient treatment. More freedom and you get to meet people from 12 step meetings and fellowship. Has a very supportive staff.

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i like the freedom of being able to do things outside of the program with fellowship and not be stuck inside the facility all day

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Excellent staff, nice accommodations, 12-Step Oriented, facility allows individual freedom but still maintains structure with boundaries to protect clients.

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Recovery oriented, great fitness program, supportive staff

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Midwest Recovery Centers is a practical approach to recovery with a multi phase approach to IOP. Great exposure to 12 step meetings as well as experienced and friendly staff. Peer support on hand 24/7. The clients get to focus on recovery without being in an inpatient facility. They also get to learn life skills ie budgeting and others early on. The sober housing also gives not only a safe place for clients, but comradery with the other clients. Giving them the opportunity to put in to practice what they've learned or share in what they are going through.

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Great success rate as facility focuses on a behavior modification based clinical platform enhanced through daily 12 step participation. Patients are encouraged to embrace their own personal recovery while learning principles of accountability and responsibility. The facility location allows for convenient travel between 12 step function and group therapy meetings, but also extra-curricular activities such as pools and gym. MRC is proponent to multi-phasal treatment, and encourages patients to become employed after the first 90 days. 24 hour peer support staff are experienced with issues relating to recovery and are kind and ethical with their approach to clients.

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Kind effective compassionate very cost effective. Treatment follows a 12 step meetings are mandatory. Clients shop and cook their own food with weekly allowances and are responsible to keep their own living areas clean. Outstanding care remarkable client retention and great family interaction.

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