What types of treatment are available in Arkansas?

Arkansas rehab facilities are equipped to help with multiple addiction types including alcohol addiction, stimulant addiction (such as cocaine, crack, and meth), opioid addiction (such as heroin, fentanyl, and prescription painkillers), and behavioral addictions such as porn, gambling, and internet addiction. 

Addiction treatment will often involve either a stay in a residential facility or an outpatient treatment program and Arkansas has many payment options (including Medicaid) to support the financial obligation of treatment. In addition, there are free and or state-funded rehabs that offer evidence-based treatment for those who do not have access to addiction treatment payment. 

There are also a range of counselling and therapy options available in Arkansas that can help with addiction, as well as support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or SMART Recovery.

Arkansas addiction statistics

  • There were 97.5 opioid prescriptions made per 100 Arkansas residents in 2018

  • In the same year, nearly half of the 444 reported drug overdose deaths in Arkansas involved opioids—a total of 208 fatalities (and a rate of 7.4)

  • 124,000 individuals aged 12 or older in any given year between 2009-2013 were dependent on or abused alcohol in Arkansas

How long does drug rehab take to complete?

The length of your rehab treatment depends on many factors, from your addiction and age to the kind of treatment program you choose. 

Outpatient services generally range from 4 to 12 weeks. A couple of hours of each day is spent receiving care, but the length spent will depend on the individual’s needs. Detox takes one to two weeks, depending on the number of substances the individual uses.

If you go for long-term residential care, this will generally range from 8 to 12 weeks. It can even be longer, stretching to a year if necessary until you get the help you require.

Local government assistance

The Arkansas Department of Human Services under the Division of Aging Adult and Behavioral Health Services offers mental health and addiction services to residents with limited income. These services include individual and group therapy, assessment, and substance abuse disorder counseling.

The department will help you find a reliable service provider in your area to get the treatment you need. These services are available to Arkansas residents of all ages and genders. 

The department also works to prevent substance abuse in the region through educating citizens, encouraging collaboration, and empowering communities to foster a healthy and positive environment. 

You can find educational tools and prevention-related events to help with your recovery on their website. You can contact the Division of Aging Adult and Behavioral Health Services at 501-686-9164