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Opioid addiction is a severe problem. Fentanyl has created devastation throughout the state. Drug rehab centers and detox programs in AR routinely treat people addicted to opioids like fentanyl. According to the National Institutes of Health, this is usually done with a combination of medications and counseling.

List of Fentanyl Detox in Arkansas

Below, you will find a list of the medical detoxification services available for Fentanyl addiction in Arkansas. These treatments are medically supervised, you should however confirm this with the facility. The list may be incomplete, so if you have a hard time finding the proper medical detox center for you or a loved one, call a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

Behavioral therapies remain the best approaches to take when treating opioid addiction. Addicted.org believes that medication is beneficial during medical detox but should not necessarily be used for long-term treatment. One of our qualified addictions counselors will help you find drug rehab in the state that meets your needs.

According to SAMHSA, there are over 15 drug detoxification programs in Arkansas, which include medically supervised detox—this is the first step. Contact our experts for more details or consult our extensive directory listing of services.


Fentanyl Information, Statistics, and Tips to Stay Safe

Tips to Combat Fentanyl Abuse

  • Never stop taking medication without consulting a doctor.
  • Consider joining a support group to help you with your addiction.
  • Look for medical detox programs specialized in opioid detox.
  • If you have a loved one or an employee who you know is abusing opioids, keep naloxone handy.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.

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Most opioid addiction, especially those involving fentanyl, requires withdrawal management, which is the first treatment step. Withdrawal management uses medication to control withdrawal symptoms. Common medication includes methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Opioid withdrawal refers to a wide range of symptoms, which occur after drug use has stopped. Typically, these symptoms can last about ten days, but most symptoms begin to taper off within three to five days. However, there are a number of underlying factors that change this. These medications are not a cure to opioid addiction dependency; in fact, methadone is dangerous, and both buprenorphine and methadone have the potential to cause dependence. Withdrawal management on its own does not sustain long-lasting sobriety. Counseling and other support are necessary because it addresses the underlying issues. The risk of relapse and even overdose increases if only withdrawal management is done.

Fentanyl Abuse and Opioid Misuse Prevention in Arkansas

In 2011 the state of Arkansas legislature authorized the Electronic Prescription Monitoring Program or PMP. The Arkansas Department of Health oversees the program. The database is designed to collect and store data. The data collected is all the controlled substances classified Schedule II, III, IV, and V. each time a controlled substance is dispensed; the information is submitted into the database. The state of Arkansas also has an extensive drug take-back program. Throughout Arkansas communities, there are more than 225 permanent collection boxes, with at least one in every county. Prescription drug monitoring programs and drug take-back programs have been successful tools in helping save lives. The state of Arkansas ranked number three nationally in pounds collected per capita. The state also ranked 9th in the amount of law enforcement agencies participating in the drug take-back programs. Also, the state ranked 13th in the number of collection sites.

In Arkansas, fentanyl has caused a great deal of damage and still does to this day. In 2017, fentanyl and other synthetic opioids caused 68 overdoses, and the death rate for these overdoses was at 2.2 deaths per 100 000 population in that same year, according to the LiveStories catalog. In October 2019, 49 individuals were charged in relation to fentanyl trafficking in Arkansas. During this operation, law enforcement seized around 1 100 grams of fentanyl, as well as a mix of fentanyl and heroin, other dangerous drugs, and firearms. So, fentanyl is definitely an issue that is cause for great concern in Arkansas and will keep wreaking havoc until something is done to address and tackle it.

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on June 24, 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.