Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Arkansas

Addiction has the potential to damage your health, destroy your relationships, and even kill you. But it doesn’t have to be a life sentence—there is a way back from addiction. With treatment, you can discover the joy that a life free from substance abuse has to offer. Whether you’re a resident of the state or interested in traveling to Arkansas to get away from a triggering home environment, there are a multitude of treatment options to choose from. Begin your research with this easy-to-use directory of treatment listings.

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AR Substance Abuse Facts

Arkansas is no stranger to substance abuse. Recent statistics show that:

  • In 2012, Arkansas had a higher rate of nonmedical use of prescription painkillers among people aged 18-25 than the national rate (12.9% vs. 10%).
  • The state also had higher rates of nonmedical use in those aged 26 and older compared with the national rate (4.3% vs. 3.5%).1
  • That same year, Arkansas was in the top 10 states for the number of prescribed opioid pain medications, with 116 prescriptions per 100 people.2
  • 113,000 people 18 and older had an alcohol use disorder in 2014-2015 in AR.3
  • In 2013, over 11,000 Arkansans enrolled in a state-funded alcohol or drug treatment facility.1

Substance abuse has the potential to bring about or worsen mental health issues, which seem to be a concern in the state. In 2014-2015, youth had higher rates of past-year depressive episodes, while adults had higher rates of past-year suicidal thoughts and past-year serious mental illness than the national average.4

Getting Addiction Treatment Help

Addiction is a serious condition, and there’s no shame in reaching out for help. Several options are available, depending on your situation.

As you begin the process of selecting a program, think about whether you need to spend time away from your home environment or whether you need to be close to your loved ones. Also, consider how much your insurance will cover and how much you can pay out of pocket, if necessary.

Other factors to consider are:

  • What kind of therapies the program utilizes.
  • Whether you can receive detox services there.
  • Whether you need a program that offers medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
  • Whether the facility treats dual diagnosis conditions (if you’re suffering from a mental health disorder).

If you need help finding a recovery center, call us any time of day or night at 1-888-744-0069Who Answers?.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

Those who cannot afford rehab or don’t have insurance can look into free and low-cost rehab programs funded by states and nonprofits, though these programs can have long wait lists.

You can also find a program that charges based on a sliding scale or tap into alternative funding sources such as crowdfunding sites. Most programs also create payment plans so that you don’t have to pay off the entire bill at once.

Resources in Arkansas

  • Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Find an AA meeting in your area. This 12-step program promotes peer support to help people stop drinking.
  • Narcotics Anonymous meetings: NA uses a similar approach to AA to help people get clean from drugs. Meetings are available in many different parts of the state.
  • Tobacco Quitline: The Quitline makes available many services to help you stop using tobacco. Some of these services include a 24-hour hotline that connects you to a “quit coach,” access to online support communities, and a free text messaging program.
  • Arkansas Take Back: Twice a year, Arkansas law enforcement agencies host prescription drug take back events to help residents dispose of unwanted or unused medications and educate the public about the risks of prescription medication abuse.
  • Arkansas Medicaid: If you meet the income requirements, you may qualify for Medicaid, a program that covers health care services, including substance abuse treatment.
  • Arkansas Crisis Center: Call to talk to someone about depression, suicide, substance abuse, emotional or physical abuse, loneliness, and more. Hours of operation are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.
Sources:
  1. Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup. (2015). Arkansas Epidemiological State Profile of Substance Abuse.
  2. Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. (2015). Prevention of Opioid Pain Reliever Misuse in Arkansas.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. National Survey on Drug Use and Health State Tabs: Arkansas.
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Barometer: Arkansas, Volume 4: Indicators as measured through the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and the Uniform Reporting System. HHS Publication No. SMA–17–Baro– 16–States–AR. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017.
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