Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Arkansas

Arkansas has seen its fair share of drug and alcohol abuse related problems. In fact, the rates of addiction in this state seem to mirror those being reported at the national stage. Read on to find out more:

Addiction in Arkansas

Research studies have however shown that the state is ranked lower than the rest of the United States in terms of the rates of drunk driving incidents. Even so, Arkansas is still ranked highly for similar rates of prescription drug and methamphetamine abuse.

It was also estimated that more than 2.5 percent of Arkansas' population abuses these illicit substances and some of them develop addiction as a result. Other commonly abused drugs in the state include:

  • Prescription opioid medications
  • Other prescription drugs
  • Methamphetamines
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamine
  • Alcohol

The prescription opioid crisis has particularly hit Arkansas hard. This is not entirely surprising, however, especially when you consider the fact that the state had the 2nd highest rates of prescriptions being written across the entire country. In 2016, for instance, the state was writing prescriptions for these addictive medications at rates of about 114.6 prescriptions for every segment of 100 residents.

The Arkansas crash summary for 2010 also reported that the state:

  • Witnessed 9 out of 72 boating accidents involving alcohol and drugs
  • More than 4,000 of all crashes in the state were linked to alcohol and drugs
  • Lost 261 lives to drugs and alcohol
  • Had a total of 79 drug courts
  • 87 percent of the people in the criminal justice system achieved recovery after going for court-ordered drug rehab services

Addiction Treatment in Arkansas

But what are the numbers relating to the rate at which local residents are seeking help for their substance abuse and addiction related problems? The NSSATS for 2010 reported that over 4,000 people checked into a drug rehab center in the state. By 2013, this number had risen to about 5,927 people. Among these people, 53 percent were admitted for both drug and alcohol addiction, 15.7 percent for alcohol addiction only, and 31.3 percent for drug addiction only.

The state also reported that it had more people seeking treatment for abusing an illicit drug than any other state in the nation. This was not surprising especially when you consider that more than 78 percent of those in need of these treatment services did not receive it. This was in the period between 2005 and 2013.

If you had a drug or alcohol related problem in Arkansas, you should check into one of the 160 programs that offer addiction treatment and rehabilitation services. Some of the services that you can expect include:

  • Addiction education
  • Aftercare planning
  • Behavior modification
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab
  • Long term addiction treatment
  • Outpatient hospitalization services
  • Relapse prevention
  • Short term treatment
  • Trauma therapy

Getting Help

The best decision you can make is to seek addiction treatment and rehabilitation services so that you can overcome your growing substance use disorder before it gets out of hand. You can also seek other emergency help services by calling any of the following state hotlines:

  • Arkansas Crisis Center: 888-274-7472
  • Delphi Health Group: (888)-257-1697
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: 800-622-2255.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: 1 (800) 622-HELP (4357).
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357) or 1 (800) 487-4889
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