There are over 150 drug rehabs in Arkansas. Finding drug rehab near you is made easier with multiple options throughout the state.

If you require treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, provides an extensive directory of the best drug rehab in Arkansas. Treatment options are available in Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, and even small communities. We aim to help you find the rehab and recovery options in AR you need.

If you are searching for drug rehab in Arkansas, is your first call. Our qualified addictions counselors will help you find the best addiction treatment and detox in AR.

Substance use treatment caters to all types of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The rehabilitation specialist you speak to will help you find the suitable options to start down your treatment and recovery pathway.

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: Arkansas 12-step meetings and other resources through the directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—locate local fitness centers or participate in community events.
  • Access public behavioral health services or contact Arkansas 2-1-1.
  • Find an activity—experience Buffalo National River, Beaver Lake, Hot Springs National Park, or the Ozark Mountains.
  • Avoid risky situations. Marijuana and stimulant drugs remain the most commonly used drug in Arkansas.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Find local help through the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—resources available through Arkansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and NARCANsas.
  • Assessment and screening is available through the Department of Human Services
  • Hire a professional interventionist to help organize a professional family intervention.
  • Avoid enabling anyone struggling with a substance use disorder.

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Where is the Best Drug Rehab in Arkansas?

Drug treatment in Arkansas operates in large cities and small communities throughout the state. You can find drug detox programs, long-term drug rehab, outpatient treatment, and most individual or group therapy and counseling forms.

There are numerous Drug rehab centers in Arkansas. This includes some of the following:

  • There are over 20 drug detox programs in AR.
  • Just under 20 long-term drug rehab centers.
  • More than 15 short-term addiction treatment facilities.
  • Over 130 drug and alcohol outpatient treatment programs.

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Different Rehab Options in Arkansas

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List of Rehabs in Arkansas

Here is a list of the different Arkansas drug rehab. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

Long Term Drug Rehab in Arkansas

Eight inpatient rehab centers in Arkansas treat drug and alcohol addiction. In addition, there are over 20 long-term residential drug rehab centers in the state.

These rehab programs provide the best options for treating substance use involving marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol, and prescription pain medication. Long-term drug rehab in Arkansas remains the most effective approach. However, our addictions counselors will help determine the optimal choice.

What Does Drug Rehab Cost in Arkansas?

The price of drug treatment in Arkansas varies. It primarily depends on the level of care and the length of stay. Most drug rehab centers in AR accept Medicaid or Medicare insurance and private health insurance plans.

Most treatment centers also provide sliding fee scales, payment plans, or other options to help clients.

Drug Rehabs in Arkansas That Accept Insurance

Private pay health insurance and Medicaid in Arkansas are the most common options used to pay for drug rehab. Some individuals opt to pay out of pocket, while others require more financial assistance.

The exact breakdown is as follows:

  • There are 100 substance use treatment facilities that accept Medicaid for payment in Arkansas.
  • More than 110 programs take private health insurance.
  • Over 120 rehabs in the state accept cash, also called self-payment.
  • 57 facilities in Arkansas offer sliding scale payment options.

The Department of Human Services manages the Medicaid application process in Arkansas. You can apply for Medicaid coverage in person by going to your local county office. AR Medicaid covers certain types of drug rehab.

Private health insurance is available through the federal exchange marketplace. Private health plans cover different substance use treatment options.

The following insurers are available through ARHOME:

  • Ambetter
  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Advantage
  • Oscar

Is Rehab Available with No Insurance?

There is state-funded and free drug rehab in Arkansas. In addition, most treatment centers in the state offer payment plans. There are also various payment options to explore, depending on the facility.

Addiction Treatment for Specific Demographics

Some drug treatment options in Arkansas cater to a specific population of people—it breaks down as follows:

  • There are 59 drug rehab centers for men.
  • 58 treatment facilities operate for women only.
  • There are 27 rehab programs specifically for adolescents.
  • 123 substance use treatment centers cater to seniors
  • 21 drug rehab programs in Arkansas provide specific treatment options for LGBTQ

Substance Use Statistics for Arkansas

According to SAMHSA and TEDS Data:

  • There were over 10,000 treatment admissions in Arkansas for individuals aged 12 and older in 2020.
  • Of this number, 36.6% of admissions involved amphetamines.
  • 7% of admissions were for alcohol abuse only.

Per the NCDAS in 2020:

  • 20% of all deaths in the state of Arkansas were from a drug overdose.
  • 82,000 adults aged 18 to 25 years old used drugs in the last month.
  • 15,000 youth aged 12- to 17-year-old reported using drugs in the last month.

What's new in Arkansas

26 April 2022

The Latest News on Addiction and Recovery in Arkansas

Opioids continue to be a significant threat in the state, impacting counties in different ways.

Information presented by the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care found that Van Buren County is third in the state’s 75 counties for heroin use. Further information shows the county is ninth in prescription drug misuse and 44thfor opioid-related overdose deaths.

Like many other states, much of the problem revolves around fentanyl. The drug is often prescribed to treat extreme cases of pain. However, it is being synthesized by illegal drug manufacturers.

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Arkansas has been an effective tool in curbing opioid prescribing—

Countless individuals become addicted to opioids because of a prescription taken too long or misused. The Arkansas State Medical Board Pain Subcommittee modified existing opioid prescriber criteria. Because of this, they are able to accurately identify prescribers with potentially problematic opioid prescribing.

Unfortunately, it still leads to addiction, dependence, possession, and even drug trafficking for many people.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on May 11, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on May 11, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.