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Alcohol & Drug Rehabs in Arkansas: How to Find Rehab in Arkansas

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Around 5% of people in Arkansas ages 12 and older have an alcohol use disorder.1 Around 7% have some type of substance use disorder.1 If you or your loved one is looking for a drug or alcohol rehab in Arkansas, there are numerous options for substance use disorder treatment in this state and other states nearby where you can get help with addiction.

Where Is Rehab Located in Arkansas State (AR)?

Arkansas rehabs are located across the entire state, with most being in the most metropolitan and populated areas. American Addiction Centers (AAC) operates inpatient/residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, standard outpatient, sober living services, and medical detox in the state of Mississippi, which is only about 5 hours away from many parts of Arkansas. Our facility is also conveniently located about an hour and a half from Memphis International Airport.

Our program comes with a 90-day brand promise. If you complete 90 days of treatment with us, you can return for a complimentary 30 days of treatment if you relapse.

What Is the Cost of Rehab in Arkansas?

The cost of rehab in Arkansas will depend on various factors, including your health insurance coverage and benefits, your choice of provider, and the amenities offered.

Does Insurance Cover Rehab in Arkansas?

Yes, rehab programs in Arkansas will often accept various insurance coverage as payment. Around 83% of treatment facilities accept some form of health insurance.2 If you have Medicaid, around 70% of rehab facilities accept Medicaid.2 In fact, the Affordable Care Act made mental health and substance use disorder services one of the essential health benefits, so many insurance plans are legally obligated to cover rehab.3

Can I Go to Drug Rehab in Arkansas Without Insurance?

Most drug and alcohol rehabs in Arkansas will allow you to pay in cash through a private pay option. Some will offer payment plans where you can pay off the cost of rehab over several months. Some programs will also accept credit card payments. Information collected from Arkansas treatment facilities indicates that around 88% of them will accept cash payments, with another 62% offering sliding scale fees based upon what you can afford.2 There are also state-funded rehabs available for some people, which may offer low-cost or even free treatment.

Do Rehab Centers in Arkansas Treat Alcohol and Drug Addiction?

Yes, Arkansas rehab centers treat alcohol addiction and a variety of substance use disorders, including opioids, alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and other substances.2

It is important to note that many people who need alcohol or drug treatment also have some form of co-occurring mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, or schizoaffective disorder, to name a few of these.4 Overall, 100 programs in Arkansas state that they provide treatment for both mental health and substance use disorders at the same time in an integrated program.2 In addition, some programs offer treatment for non-substance use disorders, including gambling disorders, internet use disorders, and other issues.2

Common Arkansas Rehab & Addiction Statistics

  • As of 2020, there were 171 rehab programs in Arkansas.2
  • As of March 31, 2020, around 4,400 people in Arkansas were in some form of alcohol or drug addiction treatment.2
  • Around 43% sought help for drug use, around 21% were treated just for alcohol, and around 35% wanted rehab for a combination of drugs and alcohol.1
  • Overall, in state-funded programs in Arkansas, the 3 most commonly cited substances for treatment admission were alcohol, heroin, and methamphetamines.5

Can I Detox in Arkansas?

Yes, there are multiple detox programs in Arkansas, with 32 programs as of 2020, in outpatient, inpatient, and hospital programs.2 In addition, American Addiction Centers (ACC) has numerous detox centers across the nation.

What to Expect at Alcohol & Drug Rehabs in Arkansas

You may have many questions about what to expect at an Arkansas drug or alcohol rehab center. However, be aware that no two programs are exactly the same and your individual treatment may depend on which type of substance you are receiving treatment for or if you also have a co-occurring disorder. Only a physician can recommend you enter any certain level of care or receive any type of therapeutic addiction treatment. You may wish start your rehab stay with detox treatment.6 A typical day involves a variety of behavioral therapies and structured activities, and some people require medication-assisted treatment as well.6

If you are in an inpatient rehab program, you will stay there 24/7. If you are in an outpatient program, you will go home at night, and your treatment may last a few hours a week, up to 20 hours per week. In both inpatient and outpatient treatment, group counseling is common.7 Some rehab programs also offer vocational training, legal support, and other related services.6

Does Arkansas Have Special Addiction Laws & Programs?

Arkansas does have a Good Samaritan law related to overdoses. Typically, these laws protect people so they don’t get into legal trouble when they get help for an overdose or call for help for another person, though the laws vary regarding when and how charges could be filed.8 The state of Arkansas also has an extensive licensure program for alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs.9 The first of such standards were established in the early 1980s, with revisions made periodically from there.9

Are There Emergency & Same-Day Rehabs in Arkansas?

Some rehab centers can admit you the same day you call or walk in. However, this will depend upon the availability of openings and other factors about the programs. If you believe that you or your loved one needs emergency treatment, call 911 or call our addiction hotline.

How Do I Choose the Best Rehab in Arkansas?

Ultimately, finding the best rehab in Arkansas depends on your specific needs. The best rehab for another person might not be the best for you. Asking questions to see if a program meets your needs is the first step. Some questions you might want to explore include:

  • Is the treatment center accredited and licensed?
  • What are the staff’s qualifications?
  • What types of treatment modalities are offered?
  • Does the treatment center have experience helping people like me?
  • What kind of support do I have at home?
  • Do I have work, school, or family obligations to consider?
  • How do my mental and physical health impact my substance use treatment needs?

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