ABOUT MIDWEST RECOVERY CENTERS
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.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
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.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
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.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
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. Likewise, three individuals rated Midwest Recovery Centers five out of five stars on the facility’s official Facebook page, which its staff may monitor.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
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.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
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.