Midwest Recovery Centers in Kansas City, MO

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(4.7 of 5)
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13340 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

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

  • Holistic Therapy
    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Highlights

24 hour peer support staff

1 on 1 therapy once per week

Brand new facility in Kansas City

Meet the Staff

Kevin O'Grady, MS, CRADC

Clinical Director

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Kevin has been involved in the field of drug and alcohol counseling for over 10 years. Growing up in Georgia, addiction was prevalent in his own household. After his own battle with drugs and alcohol as a young man, he found a natural passion to help others find a way to break away from the misery of drugs and alcohol dependence. This passion prompted Kevin to begin a career studying and understanding the various techniques in which to approach and treat patients with drug dependence. Through his many opportunities working in health care, Kevin has developed the understanding that addiction is a disease that needs to be treated with time, care, and understanding. As a member of long-term recovery himself, Kevin is able to promote the values of honesty and integrity in his daily practice.

Jeff Howard, LPN


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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.

Rehabs.com 360 Guide

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Midwest Recovery Centers (MRC), in Kansas City, Mo., is a group of long-term sober living residences with extended treatment for men struggling with with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. The multi-stage rehab program is based on 12-Step and evidence-supported psychotherapy. MRC opened in 2016.


Residents progress through two phases of treatment at Midwest Recovery Centers. During the first approximately 90 days, men attend at least 18 hours of group therapy and one individual therapy session each week, along with daily 12-step meetings.

The second, less-structured phase lasts up to six months. Residents obtain employment, attending around 10 hours of group and individual counseling each month and continuing with their Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) programs.

Among the modalities applied at MRC are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT). Residents learn about grief, family of origin, nutrition, and anger management. Loved ones are encouraged to participate in recovery through educational and counseling sessions.

Dual diagnosis treatment plans address such conditions as eating disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. Throughout their stay, clients receive medical and wellness check-ups and participate in random drug testing.

For up to a year following residential rehab, aftercare is available in weekly outpatient meetings and continued drug testing.


According to information provided to Rehabs.com by the facility, Midwest Recovery Centers maintains a 2:1 staff-to-client ratio. The founder and CEO participates on the treatment team as a licensed practical nurse, and the clinical director is a master’s-level certified reciprocal alcohol and drug counselor (CRADC).

MRC also employs a physician with naturopathic training, additional CRADCs, a spiritual counselor with a master’s in religious science, peer support specialists, and a pair of family-focused counselors. Several staff members are also in recovery.


Midwest Recovery Centers residences house up to 14 clients. Website photographs feature plushly furnished houses in residential neighborhoods. Clients prepare their own meals and complete daily chores. The facility provides transportation to a local gym as well as area cultural and arts events. Additional community activities include volunteering, yoga, and urban gardening. While at MRC, clients’ outside communication is monitored.


To date, six alumni have provided feedback to Rehabs.com for Midwest Recovery Centers. Five reviewers commented on the freedom and flexibility of the program as a helpful factor in their recovery. One noted a good balance between openness and structure.

All but one alum also cited the centrality of 12-step fellowship at MRC. Two-thirds of the alumni complimented MRC accommodations, including the fitness program, as well as highlighting friendships developed during rehab. Most reviewers reported that the staff was supportive. All would recommend the program to others as successful.

Elsewhere, alumni feedback was equally favorable. Both alumni who reviewed MRC on Google reviews awarded maximum five-star ratings. In a review representing common sentiments, one wrote: “They actually care about your recovery here,” in contrast with other rehab experiences.[1] Likewise, three individuals rated Midwest Recovery Centers five out of five stars on the facility’s official Facebook page, which its staff may monitor.[2]


Two loved ones awarded Midwest Recovery Centers maximum five-star ratings on Rehabs.com Both emphasized the value of staff members having experienced recovery personally. They depicted a well-structured program, one highlighting the staff’s “compassion and adherence to their plan.”


All six staffers who provided feedback for MRC to Rehabs.com would also recommend the program. Data from four polled more extensively indicated pride in the facility’s outcomes and fellow staff. Alumni and family programming also received praise, though they tended to agree that the scope of treatment practices was not a key trait of the facility.

Staff’s Level of Training and Experience: 4.75/5
Counseling Options: 3.75/5
Holistic Offerings: 3/5


The cost for one month of treatment at Midwest Recovery Centers is $8,000, according to information provided by the facility to Rehabs.com Out-of-network insurance coverage is accepted, and some financial assistance is available. Overall, individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date felt the facility was affordable.

Affordability: 4.75/5

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

Published on April 2018

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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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