If you are struggling with addiction, you can find help by entering an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. If you live in Arkansas, there are a number of centers to choose from.
To get started, you can read through treatment facility reviews to help get an idea of what each facility offers and which insurance plans they accept. Some reviews also include photos or video tours of the facility along with staff bios, which can be helpful in making your decision.
According to recent statistics, Arkansas youth and adults tend to have lower rates of heavy drinking, current alcohol use, alcohol dependence, and binge drinking compared to the national average.5,6 However, rates of cigarette smoking, methamphetamine use, and inhalant use are above national rates. The state set up the Tobacco Quitline to help people who want to stop smoking.
Arkansas established a prescription drug monitoring program in 2011 to track the prescription and dispensing of prescription medications. However, the program is voluntary. A doctor cannot see what other doctors are prescribing, and the state cannot give feedback to doctors about their prescribing practices.1,2
Arkansas has 69 outpatient programs, 22 residential programs, and 6 hospital inpatient programs. 90% accept cash or self-payment, 73% accept private health insurance, 29% accept Medicare, 29% accept Medicaid, 58% accept federal military insurance, and 59% offer a sliding scale fee.7
The cost of drug rehab varies based on a number of factors, including location, type of treatment, luxury vs. standard treatment, amenities offered, and length of stay. Whether or not you have insurance, you still might be wondering how you are going to cover the cost of treatment. Luckily, there are several ways you can approach financing. For example, you could consider:
Depending on your situation and the severity of your addiction, you might begin treatment with detox to rid your body of the directly harmful influence of drugs or alcohol. Once you are stabilized, you will be referred to the most appropriate next step in treatment—either an inpatient or outpatient program. Inpatient treatment provides a more intense level of care and allows you to live at the facility for 30 to 90 days while engaging in treatment services like group counseling, individual therapy, and relapse prevention classes.
Outpatient treatment is generally a sound treatment option for people with less severe addictions that don’t require around-the-clock care. Outpatient also offers a more flexible schedule- allowing you to live your life outside of rehab and visit the facility regularly for group therapy sessions and other treatment services. At any point during your treatment journey you can join a 12-step program in your area. There are numerous groups throughout the state that offer meetings where you can meet other sober individuals who are going through recovery.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.