What is MO-CARE?
The Missouri Center for Addiction Research and Engagement (MO-CARE) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration seeking to better understand and prevent addictive behaviors through research, engagement, and student-training activities. Launched in 2019, MO-CARE coordinates the work of addiction investigators across the University of Missouri System to meet the needs of Missourians affected by addiction through innovative research, enhancing remote access to care and training the next generation of addiction-treatment providers.
In addition to training new addiction counselors, MO-CARE collaborates with health care providers such as nurses, pharmacists, pain management physicians, and surgeons to better understand addiction processes. These partnerships further lead to wholistic, more precise interventions.
The numbers speak for themselves.
Missourians died from drug or alcohol overdose over the past 10 years
Missourians have Alcohol Use Disorder
Missourians misuse pain medication
Missourians use heroin
Deaths attributed to cigarette smoking in Missouri
Number of children in Missouri separated from parents due to substance use disorders
American adults have alcohol use disorder
Americans die of alcohol-attributable causes each year
of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems
The annual economic cost of drug and alcohol abuse
People die each day from opioid overdose
Americans have at least one addiction