Could This Be You?


One of the most important signs of substance addiction or dependence is the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite experiencing negative consequences. Often, a person will blame other people or circumstances for his or her problems instead of realizing that the difficulties result from the use of drugs or alcohol. Signs and symptoms of drug use or intoxication may vary, depending on the type of drug.

Drug addiction symptoms or behaviors include, among others:

An obsession to use a substance 

Unable to stop using the substance

Constant state of denial 

Unable to accept responsibility for any actions (good or bad)

Over time, needing more of the substance to get the same effect

Taking larger amounts of the substance over a longer period of time

Having to maintain a supply of the substance

Spending money on the substance, even though you can’t afford it

Not meeting obligations & responsibilities, or cutting back on social or recreational activities 

 Continuing to use, even when it causes problems or causes physical or psychological harm

Doing things to get the substance that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing

Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence 

Experiencing withdrawal symptoms 



Alcoholism & drug dependence (addiction), known as substance use disorder, have complex problems. People with these disorders once were thought to have a character defect or moral failing. Scientists & medical researchers now consider dependence on alcohol or drugs to be a chronic disease, characterized by drug seeking & use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. 

Repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is considered a “relapsing” disease — people in recovery from substance use disorder are at an increased risk of relapsing despite years of not sobriety.  (National Institute on Drug Abuse)


State-Targeted Response grant funded treatment facilities in Arkansas

The facilities are funded for observational detox programs. In addition, Quapaw House has a medical detox program. The STR-grant funded facilities are providing (1) Substance Abuse assistant treatment & (2) Medicated assistant treatment. *Seeking treatment? Substance abuse treatment may be provided in a person’s catchment area (with financial criteria requirements).

Who Provides Treatment?

Many different kinds of professionals provide treatment for substance use disorders. In most treatment programs, the main caregivers are specially trained individuals certified or licensed as substance abuse treatment counselors. About half these counselors are people who are in recovery themselves. Many programs have staff from several different ethnic or cultural groups. Most treatment programs assign patients to a treatment team of professionals. Depending on the type of treatment, teams can be made up of social workers, counselors, doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, or other professionals. Learn about the different kinds of treatments and services that are effective in helping people with substance use disorders.

The treatment system for substance use disorder is comprised of multiple service components, including the following:

Individual & group counseling

 Inpatient & residential treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment

Partial hospital programs

Case or care management


Recovery support, Peer support

♥ 12-Step fellowship

A person accessing treatment may not need to access every one of these components, but each plays an important role. These systems are embedded in a broader community and the support provided by various parts of that community also play an important role in supporting the recovery of people with substance use disorders.

Individual and Group Counseling

Counseling can be provided at the individual or group level. Individual counseling often focuses on reducing or stopping substance use, skill building, adherence to a recovery plan, and social, family, and professional/educational outcomes. Group counseling is often used in addition to individual counseling to provide social reinforcement for the pursuit of recovery.

Opioid Treatment

Opioid Treatment Programs, sometimes known as methadone clinics, offer medication-assisted outpatient treatment for people who are dependent on opioid drugs (such as Heroin, OxyContin, or Vicodin). Many programs use medications to help a person not use illicit opioids. Opioid Treatment Programs provide counseling and other services along with the medication.

Inpatient and Residential Settings

Treatment can be provided in an inpatient or residential session. This happens within specialty substance use disorder treatment facilities, facilities with a broader behavioral health focus, or by specialized units within hospitals. Longer-term residential treatment has lengths of stay that can be as long as six to 12 months and is relatively uncommon.

These programs focus on helping individuals change their behaviors in a highly structures setting. Shorter-term residential treatment is much more common, and typically has a focus on detoxification (also known as medically managed withdrawal) as well as providing initial intensive treatment, and preparation for a return to community-based settings.

An alternative to inpatient or residential treatment is partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment. These programs have people attend very intense and regular treatment sessions multiple times a week early in their treatment for an initial period. After completing partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment, individuals often step down into regular outpatient treatment which meets less frequently and for fewer hours per week to help sustain their recovery.


Using medication to treat substance use disorder is often referred to as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). In this model, medication is used in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies. Medications can reduce the cravings and other symptoms associated with withdrawal from a substance by occupying receptors in the brain associated with using that drug (agonists), or partial agonists), block the rewarding sensation that comes with using a substance (antagonists, or induce negative feelings when a substance is taken. MAT is/has been primarily used for the treatment of opioid use disorder but is also used for alcohol use disorder and the treatment of some other substance use disorders.

[Addtional] Substance Abuse Treatment Centers in Arkansas

Natural State Recovery Centers

Our 90-day outpatient program combines three recovery supports. They are clinical treatment, sober living, and life skills training. Our clinical treatment model includes a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program.

Our therapeutic approach uses a balanced blend of Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Recovery Dynamics, Living in Balance, Relapse Prevention, Early Recovery Skills, Family Education, Yoga and Meditation, Nutrition and Fitness, and action-oriented activities to assist the client and their families to build a solid recovery foundation. For clients choosing the housing option, we provide a structured, loving environment which includes collaboration with a 12-step program and 24/7 access to a highly trained staff. Our life skills training program provides career development, college exploration, financial literacy, and community engagement. In short, the combination of our program components and how our program is delivered set us apart and fills a gap within the recovery process that other programs haven’t addressed.

Teen Challenge of Arkansas

Mission & History

  • We are a faith-based Christian discipleship program.

  • We are an adult facility assisting males ages 18 and older.

  • We are non-medical and non-clinical.

  • We are a completely voluntary program.

  • We are a minimum 15-month program.

    • 5+ months in Hot Springs, AR.

    • 10 months in the second phase of the program in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Teen Challenge of Arkansas is located in Hot Springs. We are a Christian Discipleship program. Our goal is to help men who struggle with life-controlling issues such as addiction.

155 Walnut Valley Road
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909


UAMS - Center for Addiction Services and Treatment

The Psychiatric Research Institute’s Center for Addiction Services and Treatment (CAST) relies on buprenorphine as well as individual and group therapy sessions to treat opioid addiction. No clients who have a history of severe mental illness or recent suicide attempts will be accepted into the program. Clients should also not require any medications that cannot be effectively monitored on an outpatient basis. An outside support system – family, friends, work environment – for the client should be in place before enrolling in the program. All clients must be 18 or older and able to meet the required time and financial commitments. Clients who are pregnant may want to contact the Women’s Mental Health Program to discuss treatment options.

Buprenorphine is used to treat addiction to opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers. Buprenorphine is in a class of medications called opioid partial agonists, and can prevent withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking opioids by producing similar effects to these drugs. A handbook outlining all of the criteria for admission as well as the details of the program and a fee schedule is available upon request. For more information, contact the Center for Addiction Services and Treatment at (501)526-8400.

If you are interested in finding out more about our addiction treatment research studies, you can contact the Treatment Research Unit’s research assistant/recruiter at (501) 526-8400.

ARVAC (Arkansas River Valley Area Council) Freedom House

ARVAC Freedom House is CARF accredited and offers comprehensive substance abuse and dependency treatment. Freedom House staff offer a holistic approach to recovery, healing mind, body, and spirit. Freedom House utilizes the 12 core functions, with a unique phase system, which ensures holistic healing.

ARVAC Freedom House offers:

  • Observational Detoxification
  • Residential Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Transitional Living
  • Fresh Start Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides clients with internships, job coaching, resume building, references, and referrals while they search for employment.
  • Next Step Program assists clients in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing through the use of ESG Shelter funds, case management, and education.

Mental health and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable, and many people do recover. Mental and substance use disorders involve changes in daily life schedules, education, work, career, family life, ways of thinking, moodiness, and/or behavior. These disorders can affect how we relate to others and make choices.

Freedom House offers alcohol, substance use, mental health, and chemical dependency disorder therapeutic treatment options to provide tools to help individuals overcome addiction.

400 Lake Front Dr.
Russellville, AR 72802
Ph: (479) 968-7086

River Valley Medical Wellness

Comprehensive Addiction, Mental Health, and Family Medical Care:

(1) Evidence-Based Treatment: Therapeutic Techniques that have scientific evidence proving their efficacy.

(2) Individualized Treatment Plans: Each client is provided a unique plan to find freedom from active addiction.

(3) Medically-Assisted Treatment: Individualized prescription plan including but not limited to Suboxone and Vivitrol.

(4) Psychopharmacology: Medication management for the treatment of mental health disorders affecting mood, attention, behavior, and thought processes.

(5) Substance Abuse: Counseling and peer support recovery services to give each client the resources needed to achieve freedom.

Each and every member of our staff is dedicated to assisting each client on their own unique path. We view clients as individuals and offer our greatest care. Our mission, is to offer each client suffering from substance dependency the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in recovery from which they can build a life free from alcohol and drugs.

Phone: 833-479-4325  (available 24/7/365 for clinic and on-call crisis services)

Main Location: Russellville, Hot Springs, Fort Smith with services available statewide, including rural areas, mobile units, and telemedicine.

Services provided: Medication Assisted Treatment, Peer Recovery Support Services, Mental Health counseling, Psychiatric/Mental Health evaluations and medications, Primary Care Services, referrals to Detox and Inpatient recovery options.

Insurances including Medicaid accepted, sliding scale or grant funding available


Next Step Women

Our desire is to help women who are caught in the grip of addiction to find a solution and a way out of the pain and misery so that they might live a drug-free life.

So often women who are in addiction hit a bottom and seek help, and after being released from treatment they return to those same old people, places, and things. Trapping themselves in the unsafe environment of drug use and self-destruction. Next Step can be a way out of the familiar pain of addiction. We provide an opportunity for our women to meet and engage with new people, places, and things. This is a surrounding of positivity for women who want help. For many of our women, this is their first true experience with hope. For the first time in their lives, they find the hope that they can live a normal life without drugs. That they have freedom of choice.

Oasis Renewal Center

Our mission is simple: to enable individuals to live free from the abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs by providing treatment programming and other professional services within an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Our co-occurring disorder program is designed for men and women ages 18 and older and is based on a strong foundation in the recovery model of substance use disorders treatment which emphasizes the 12-Step concepts. Evidence-based techniques and programming such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are integrated into the diverse mix of treatment. Programming at Oasis is designed to help individuals develop the motivation and tools to achieve long-lasting recovery.

  • Residential Care – A comprehensive program that allows you to dedicate your full energy to recovery in a safe and peaceful environment.
  • Partial Hospitalization (PHP) – PHP is a middle ground between residential and outpatient care. Clients spend several hours each day at the Oasis participating in treatment and therapy.
  • Intensive Outpatient – Effective and flexible step-down treatment program that meets a few times a week for 4-6 weeks.
  • Continuing Care – Ongoing support for sober living through technology, 12-step meetings, and one-on-one work with a sponsor.

Catar Clinic

The Center for Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation (CATAR) was founded in 1994 for the treatment of opioid use disorder utilizing Medication Assisted Treatment. We provide Maintenance therapy with Methadone and Buprenorphine medications, along with group and individual counseling by a specialized and experienced treatment team. We are located in North Little Rock by Baptist Hospital off Springhill Drive. Call today to make an appointment and reclaim the life you were born to live– (501) 664-7833. CATAR Clinic of North Little Rock 4260 Stockton Drive Suite B North Little Rock, AR 72117

Phoenix Recovery Center of Arkansas

Phoenix Recovery Center of Arkansas is a leading provider of sober and chem-free living environment for men and women recovering from alcohol abuse and substance addictions.

With locations in Little Rock and Conway, Arkansas, our facilities provide a more independent environment than most group housing, while offering a structured program that is closely supervised.

Phoenix Recovery Center for Men
1224 Jersey Street
Conway, Arkansas 72032
Phone: 501.499.6696
Fax: 501.499.6639
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Phoenix Recovery Center for Women
104 North Battery
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone: 501.725.4907
Fax: 501.916.9847
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Gyst House

GYST House is dedicated to assisting men and women in a total change in life-style, not simply getting off drugs. Through provision of high quality and effective treatment services by qualified, experienced and dedicated staff we place a special emphasis on Getting Your Self Together.

GYST House places a priority on severely dependent individuals without regard to class of drug used. Moreover, GYST House focuses on sociological factors rather than the pharmacological foundations in services. To further our mission, GYST House, supports and encourages the involvement of family and other committed to creating a life-style change in persons with drug and alcohol addictions.


12 Step Groups
Job Training/Employment Assistance
Work Ethics/Semi Skill Training
Court Liasion Assistance  
Restitution Monitoring Assitance
GED/Educational Referral
Individual Sessions
Individual Family Sessions
AA Group Sessions
NA Group Sessions
Family Reunifications Classes
Life Skills/Management Classes
Anger Management Classes
Self Esteem Support Group
Social Skills/Management Classes
HIV/AIDS Awareness and Testing
Financial Management Classes
Relapse Prevention Classes
Resolution Oriented Classes
Parenting Class Referral
Transition to Permanent Housing Assistance
Outpatient Treatment 

Recovery Centers of Arkansas

Our facilities offer a range of services for patients. We offer a Residential Program as well as an Outpatient Program, a Recovery Residence/Housing Service, and a Veterans Administration/Housing Program.  

It is the mission of Recovery Centers of Arkansas to enable individuals to live free from the abuse of alcohol and/or drugs by providing treatment programming and other professional services within an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Recovery Centers of Arkansas is licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for alcohol and drug services in the areas of residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and community housing.

John 3:16 Ministries

John 3:16 Ministries is a spiritual boot camp for men with drug and alcohol addictions.  It is a place that offers a refuge for men to have the opportunity to heal spiritually, mentally and physically. Our mission is to give men an opportunity to learn tools to help them become productive citizens in their communities.  Of course, it will be up to them to apply the things that they learn to their lives once they leave the ministry.

The ministry is a long-term program with many men staying for at least 6 months to a year. Unlike other facilities that charge a large fee and generally offer only a short-term program, John 3:16 Ministries is a long-term facility and is free of charge for men 21 years and older. Jesus Christ has already paid the price in full. The ministry does not offer treatment, but it does offer the cure! Jesus Christ is the answer.

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch provides a place for families to get help for their troubled child when all else has failed. We provide a structured but adventure-filled environment, a loving Christian atmosphere, and expert intervention. By God’s grace, we have seen even the most oppositional and troubled boys transform their lives and become young men of character and integrity.  Recovery, Academics, Future Prep, Therapy, Mentoring, & Activities, including Equine therapy.  

Unlike most other similar programs, we offer an extensive Aftercare Program, without added cost that ensures each boy’s ongoing success. Boys get an extra six months of support, training, phone counseling, and encouragement. Regular contact is made with each boy and family after graduation — we visit their home and establish local resources for both the parents and the boy to maintain and strengthen their treatment. The campus features private bedrooms, not dorms, which we believe is important for each boy’s well-being and safety. 

Health Resources of Arkansas – Wilbur Mills Center

At Health Resources of Arkansas – Wilbur Mills Center, individuals struggling from drug and alcohol dependency receive medically supervised addiction treatment in a secure, compassionate, clinical setting. At the Wilbur Mills Detoxification Center, individuals are provided with a full-time nursing staff and on-call physician to ease the withdrawal process and ensure safe detoxification. Upon successful completion of the detox program, clients are invited to participate in therapy-based residential treatment designed to suit the personal needs of each resident and foster lifelong recovery.

According to the facility’s website, the program draws upon the 12-Steps, medical, and behavioral science. Duration of treatment is determined by the individual’s needs, but all residents can expect to take part in individual, group, and family therapy. Programming also includes life skill training, reproductive health sessions, education, and employment readiness training. Also, clients have access to a physician’s care when needed. Additional treatment options include intensive outpatient (IOP) and day treatment, and the center runs a 24-hour crisis hotline. Medical detox is offered on-site.

Springdale Treatment Center

Our mission is to provide top quality outpatient treatment of opioid addiction. Springdale Treatment Center works to be the premier provider of such services in its geographic area through consistent application of our policies and procedures, respect for and courtesy toward all patients and staff members, and commitment to achieving positive outcomes for all patients. Staff members utilize their individual training and skills in a collaborative manner with others to deliver excellent care for patients in an efficient and caring manner. Each treatment center and staff member is committed to on-going improvements in the quality of services provided and outcomes achieved.

You will start treatment by coming to the Center every day for medication, except Sunday when you will receive a take-home medication dose. As you progress in treatment, you will receive additional take-home medications and be required to come to the Center on a less frequent basis. You must participate in regularly scheduled counseling sessions and participate in random urine drug screening as required by federal regulations. Treatment services are outlined in an individualized treatment plan, and updated every 90 days. You are an active participant in the development of your treatment plan.

Northeast Arkansas Regional Recovery Center

NEARRC provides structure and programs that are aimed at enhancing the recovery process and for teaching the client about better ways of living without drugs or alcohol. Although the ultimate decision to succeed or fail rests with each client in treatment, the opportunity to demonstrate workable problem-solving techniques is the responsibility of the staff.

Our program provides residential and outpatient services for both adult males and females and outpatient services for adolescent males and females. NEARRC utilizes the strength of a diverse and talented group of highly trained and compassionate certified/licensed professionals in order to provide client treatment services. 

  • Observational Detoxification
  • Residential Treatment
  • Out-Patient Treatment
  • Men’s Chemical Free Living Center

Project New Start

The mission of Project New Start, Inc. is to assist men, women, and children in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become productive members of society, by providing committed volunteers and a faith-based lifestyle according to the precepts and teachings of the Bible. At Project New Start we are dedicated to offering shelter from the storms of addiction, providing spiritual help, feeding and clothing the hungry, providing a safe haven for abused and neglected children, visiting those who are sick and those who are incarcerated through our rehabilitative homes, food bank, and jail and nursing home ministries. While developing positive, hopeful attitudes, we also strive to deepen men and women’s commitments to the gospel of Jesus Christ which we believe is essential to leading a joy-filled, contented and productive life in society.

ARM 180 (Arkansas Recovery Ministries)

ARM 180 Arkansas Recovery Ministries is a faith based long term treatment facility for men who suffer from addiction. Our treatment is free to any man ready to surrender their life and turn a complete 180° to live a life more abundant through Jesus’ love.


(870) 946-0836


2046 US 165 

DeWitt, AR 72042


Bradford Health Services (Little Rock)

At Bradford’s Little Rock, AR, location, the journey to recovery begins with a free consultation any time of day or night. Our skilled and compassionate staff takes time with our patients and their families to understand their needs. Our team then works with our licensed clinicians … to discover where in the continuum of care a patient should start his or her treatment.

Also, we facilitate referrals for medical detoxification and residential services … should a person need either or both.

Our other on-site offerings include:

  • An Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program for adults;
  • Continuing Care for adults;
  • partial hospitalization;
  • referrals for medical detox and residential services;
  • family support;
  • a free Concerned-Persons program, for people struggling to understand a loved one’s addiction.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns you might have. We’re available to you every day, around the clock.

Teen Challenge Women's Ministries

Teen Challenge Women’s Ministries (TCWM) is a faith-based, 13-month residential center offered free of monthly tuition for adult women struggling with life-controlling issues including addiction, abuse, eating disorders, and depression. Operating four homes and three crisis centers in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee, residents balance their time between the study of God’s word, learning life skills and job training. TCWM is a part of the world-wide Teen Challenge family with over 200 U.S. based centers and 1200 international centers. Studies have shown an 86% success rate among Teen Challenge graduates.

Arkansas Treatment Services, PA

Arkansas Treatment Services, PA provides outpatient treatment services in Texarkana, Arkansas for persons addicted to the opioid class of drugs, including prescription pain medications and heroin. We prescribe, dispense and administer methadone.

Once determined medically appropriate for admission, patients are admitted to a comprehensive treatment regimen that includes methadone, individual and group counseling, and other support services.

Our services are intended to promote recovery through a treatment philosophy that emphasizes the active participation of the patient in the entire treatment process.

During the initial phases of treatment, patients come to our facility every day for medication and counseling. As patients demonstrate stability in their recovery and conform to state and federal requirements, they may earn “take-home” privileges to reduce the number of days each week/month that they must attend the clinic. 

Our services include:

  • Prescribing and administering methadone
  • Individual and/or group counseling sessions
  • Psycho-educational sessions
  • Family sessions (as appropriate and with patient permission)
  • Targeted medical evaluation and assessment
  • Referrals and
  • Case management and other support services.

Arkansas Treatment Services, PA offers both maintenance treatment and medically supervised withdrawal services. We utilize methadone and other medications as clinically indicated and appropriate.

Quality Living Center

Quality Living Center’s Philosophy is that a safe, secure and structured chemical free environment promotes sobriety and positive life change. Quality Living Center’s treatment program is based on the knowledge that alcoholism and drug addiction are primary diseases of a bio-psychosocial nature with a spiritual component. Quality Living Center’s program offer group, individual and family counseling, workshops, group discussions as well as education classes to teach addiction awareness, recovery life skills and living “clean and sober” strategies in a professional atmosphere of dignity and respect.

  • Residential Treatment – Quality Living Center provides residential treatment services for adult women and men. Residential treatment is a 30 or 45-day structured comprehensive process for individuals that require an intensive level of care. Quality Living Center’s Residential Treatment services include a screening, assessment, individualized treatment planning, and referrals.
  • Outpatient Treatment – Quality Living Center is a treatment provider for outpatient services in Pulaski County and surrounding areas. The outpatient program and partial day treatment are available for individuals that require a minimum level of care. Outpatient treatment last from 13 to 16 weeks. Quality Living Center’s outpatient services include a screening, assessment and weekly individual and group counseling.
  • Transitional Living – Quality Living Center provides transitional living services for adults a seeking an opportunity to improve healthy personal interactions, gain independent living skills, develop a sense of responsibility and to transition into the mainstream of life excluding the use of drugs and alcohol.