Specialized Services for Addictions

HIVThe complexities of mental illness are often compounded by drug and alcohol use, making it a challenge to get the right diagnosis and treatment for both. Mental illness can increase the risk for alcoholism or drug abuse at times due to self-medicating. On the other hand, alcoholism can lead to significant anxiety and depression that may appear indistinguishable from a mental illness.

With dual diagnosis, both the mental health issue and the drug or alcohol addiction have their own unique symptoms that may get in the way of your ability to function, handle life’s difficulties, and relate to others. To make the situation more complicated, the co-occurring disorders also affect each other and interact. When a mental health problem goes untreated, the substance abuse problem usually gets worse as well. And when alcohol or drug abuse increases, mental health problems usually increase too.

According to reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association:

  • Roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse.
  • 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness.
  • Of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29 percent abuse either alcohol or drugs.

*Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness

For these reasons, Burrell has merged Clarity Health and Recovery into our service arena. This merger of services will allow Burrell to better address treatment approaches for dual diagnosed patients with services that:

  • Address both the substance abuse problem and your mental health problem.
  • You share in the decision-making process and are actively involved in setting goals and developing strategies for change.
  • Treatment includes basic education about your disorder and related problems.
  • You are taught healthy coping skills and strategies to minimize substance abuse, cope with upset, and strengthen your relationships.


Services Offered

Assessments & Screenings

Walk-In Screenings
First come, first served weekly screenings offer a brief assessment by a Qualified Substance Abuse Counselor to determine if treatment services are recommended and, if so, the most appropriate program. These screenings are free. They require a photo ID. Call our offices for screening hours.

Clinical Assessment
By appointment. The Clinical Assessment is a detailed bio-psycho-social history, conducted by a Qualified Substance Abuse Counselor. Completed in a face to face interview, the assessment evaluates how a person’s major life areas have been affected by chemical use and assesses needs and strengths to determine the direction, level and intensity of treatment services. Mental health assessments are also available.

Drug Testing
Must pay at time of service, and must provide a photo ID. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We can provide a full spectrum urinalysis or can test for a number of single substances.

Breathalyzer (BAC)
Must pay at time of service, and must provide a photo ID. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Residential Programs

Social Setting Detoxification
Detox services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The goal of this service is to provide a supportive, safe environment during the uncomfortable and potentially dangerous detox process. In the event any client exceeds our criteria for personal physical well being, that client is immediately transferred to a local hospital for medical stabilization. The program is designed for those who have used drugs or alcohol in the past 72 hours or who are in active withdrawal. We provide a safe place to sleep and rest, regular meals, frequent status checks, and someone to talk to, as well as recommendations and referrals for further treatment. Three to five day program, depending on medical need.

Residential Treatment
Residential treatment provides a safe, supportive environment to individuals who require this intensive level of rehabilitation. The program includes large and small group therapy, educational classes, relapse prevention skills and techniques, individual counseling, family groups, participation in 12 Step recovery programs, and a variety of other wellness activities. Residential programs vary in length according to need.

Outpatient Programs

Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Clients receive all the services provided in residential care but do not live at the facility. Intensive outpatient services provide a varied structure to accommodate individual service needs. These programs may include Day Treatment from four hours to six full days per week, evening treatment, or aftercare. Clients must have an assessment done or program director permission prior to enrollment.

Individual Counseling
Individual counseling consists of goal oriented, face to face interaction with the client to support his or her treatment plan, relieve symptoms and resolve problems related to substance abuse. Individual counseling may be offered alone or in conjunction with any of our other group services.

Individual Mental Health Counseling
Specialized therapy provided by licensed professionals for those identified with co-occurring disorders that may complicate their substance use.

Group Counseling
Face to face, goal oriented therapeutic interaction, directly related to the attainment of objectives determined in the individual treatment plan and provided to groups of more than one, but no more than 12 participants. We offer a variety of groups, including specialized groups for Relapse Prevention, Aftercare Support & Education, Anger Management, Trauma, and Codependency.

Group Education
Presentation of recovery-related information and its application to participants, along with group discussion. Our classes vary by site, but include medical information on substance abuse, life skills, meditation, spirituality, smoking cessation, parenting, and many other subjects geared toward improving recovery knowledge and quality of life.

Special Programs and Services

Case Management
Case management provides help with finding services and supports needed in the community in order to achieve and sustain recovery. It may include such activities as writing letters to referral sources, assisting clients with contacting social service or community agencies, or linking clients to medical or treatment services in other regions.

Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based practice that combines pharmacological interventions with substance abuse counseling and social support. Although not for everyone, it is an essential part of the comprehensive array of services available to people struggling with addiction to alcohol or other drugs. A paradox in our field is that although we recognize addiction as a chronic, relapsing disease, some substance abuse counselors and administrators have been reluctant to embrace new technologies for its treatment. At the same time, most physicians and other health care professionals receive little or no training in the treatment of addiction.

Clients are provided with medical access to Vivitrol, naltrexone or suboxone to curb cravings in conjunction with an outpatient program designed to promote recovery.

Family Services
Families in Recovery Education and Group provides tools and strategies to assist families in resolving dysfunction, particularly as it relates to substance abuse and codependency issues. The program includes education on basics of substance abuse, relapse, and recovery.

Our Park Street facility has a special Family Program open to both clients and the community, which includes meetings twice a week for four weeks at a cost of $25.00. The classes cover parenting skills, family and couples therapy, and education, and child care and dinner are provided. This course is approved by the Missouri Children’s Division of Family Services.

Pre-enrollment Classes
For those who have had a walk in screening and are waiting to enroll in an outpatient or residential program, we offer one hour of group and one hour of education once a week for four weeks, to help clients stay engaged until their assessment date.

Anger Management
A six week program for those with a history of explosive, aggressive outbursts which may have led to assault, destruction of property, domestic violence, verbal abuse, patterns of passive aggressive behavior, or a consistent pattern of challenging or aggressive behavior toward authority figures.

Smoking Cessation
SAMSHA approved smoking cessation classes are offered weekly as a part of our residential and outpatient programs, and may be taken alone for those who understand that tobacco is an addiction and wish to stop.

State and Federal Programs

Drug Court Support
Drug Court services are provided in Christian, Stone and Taney counties. This program has been designed as a deferred sentencing program for drug and alcohol offenders. The program lasts a minimum of 18 months and includes intensive supervision, multiple and random weekly drug/alcohol screenings, individual counseling, and group therapy and education.

Federal Program
This program is designed specifically for those who are on Federal probation or parole. Federal programs include United States Probation and Parole residential and outpatient services; United States Pre-Trial residential and outpatient services; and Federal Bureau of Prisons outpatient services. Separate psychiatric and psychological services are included and are provided under contracts maintained with local professionals. Clients must successfully complete the program or be returned to Federal Prison. Clients also are closely monitored to ensure compliance.

Outpatient services for Medicaid’s CSTAR program are provided at our Nixa facility. The day treatment program includes transportation and lunch.

DUI and DWI Programs

Any person who is charged with a DWI, DUI, or Zero Tolerance offense in the State of Missouri must complete the Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program. The Simmering Center is a state-certified Offender Management Unit and provides the required Driver Risk Inventory assessment by appointment. Based on the results of that assessment, counselors will refer the client to one of the following levels of service, available through Simmering Center or Park Center:

Offender Education Program (OEP) comprised of 10 hours of classroom education
Weekend Intervention Program (WIP) comprised of 48-hours in a controlled, supervised environment during which time the client receives education, group and individual counseling.
Clinical Intervention Program (CIP) which requires a comprehensive assessment and 48 hours of group therapy, individual therapy, and specialized classes.
SROP (Serious Repeat Offenders Program) at Simmering Center or Level IV Program at Sigma House, which require a minimum of 75 hours of group therapy, individual therapy, and specialized classes. Level IV may also include residential treatment.

SATOP services must be prepaid, and no personal checks are accepted.

For more information on Addiction Services please contact:

Clarity – Park Facility
Phone: 800.520.7758 or 417.862.3339
800 S. Park Avenue
Springfield MO 65802
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Clarity – Nixa Facility
Phone: 417.862.3339
301 E. State Highway CC
Nixa, MO 65714
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Clarity – Battlefield Road Facility
Phone: 417.862.3339
1016 W. Battlefield
Springfield MO 65802
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Clarity – Branson Facility-Simmering Center
Phone: 417.335.5946
360 Rinehart Road
Branson MO 65616
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Clarity – Kearney Street Facility
Phone: 417.862.3339
1441 E. Kearney Street
Springfield MO 65802
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adolescent Substance Abuse Services
Phone: 417.761.5400
1931 E. Cherry
Springfield MO 65802
Adult Substance Abuse Services
Phone: 417.761.5600
323 E. Grand
Springfield MO 65807