ABOUT CATAR CLINIC — NORTH LITTLE ROCK
Founded in 1994, CATAR Clinic specializes in treating individuals struggling with opiate dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located in North Little Rock, Ark., CATAR clinic offers outpatient treatment, with a particular focus on ambulatory detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
CATAR Clinic’s primary form of treatment is a methadone-assisted program for opioid addiction. Treatment clinics offering methadone maintenance comprise only [8.8 percent of facilities] in Arkansas. The clinic also provides Suboxone in some cases.
In addition to medically-assisted treatment, clients may attend on-site 12-step meetings and group therapy sessions, including gender-specific groups and sessions that focus on relapse prevention, daily living, and coping skills. The center also provides individual counseling and assistance with discharge planning.
Each staff member has a caseload of 40 clients. The center employs two physicians, a registered nurse, and licensed, certified addiction counselors. CATAR Clinic is one of 71 treatment facilities (62.8 percent) in Arkansas to be certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The fourteen alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date offered mixed opinions. The positive reviewers all credited CATAR with helping them to get clean and repeatedly praised the staff, describing them as understanding and qualified. “The staff are very caring and it definitely helped me to become a better person and I was able to get off of all drugs,” alum Jack wrote in a representative review.
However, multiple alumni who submitted negative reviews to Rehabs.com expressed frustration with the clinic’s cash-only billing policy. Many others noted that therapy sessions were too short and generally criticized the treatment effectiveness.
Alumni on secondary review sites also offered mixed feedback. Six alumni on Google contributed to an average 3.8 out of five-star rating. Positive reviewers tended to highlight the effectiveness of medically-assisted treatment. "This place is doing more help for drug addicts then the "cold turkey" rehabs," wrote Jonathan in a representative review. "Methadone and Suboxone has saved my life and many of my friends life." However, two negative reviewers offered contrasting opinions of the medically-assisted treatment.
On Facebook, which CATAR's staff can manage, nine individual gave perfect five-star ratings, while six gave either neutral or negative ratings. A single reviewer on YellowPages left a five-star rating.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved polled by Rehabs.com to date gave negative feedback, citing a lack of organization and sub-par care. J,W. wrote: “I am sorry but this place never fulfilled anything they promised," adding,"No treatment plan was ever enacted.”
Treatment costs $20 per day, $336 per month, and $1,008 for 90 days. All payments must be made in cash, and the center does not accept insurance.
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