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In Arkansas and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Arkansas believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Arkansas families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Arkansas who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehab Centers to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Arkansas must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Arkansas, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabs for illegal street drugs available in Arkansas. The differences between the Drug Treatment Programs can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Facility is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Rehabilitation Center option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Arkansas Drug Rehab Program for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Treatment Center in Arkansas will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Rehab Facility. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Treatment Program without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab Program that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Treatment Center in Arkansas, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Rehabilitation Center should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Treatment Programs for illegal street drugs in Arkansas:

  • Arkansas Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Treatment Centers or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Arkansas Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Rehab Facilities are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Arkansas Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Rehabilitation Program for illegal street drugs in Arkansas. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Arkansas Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Arkansas Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Arkansas Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Rehab while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Arkansas Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Arkansas:
  • Preferred Family Healthcare Inc
    Preferred Family Healthcare Inc is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 412 North Washington Avenue El Dorado, AR. 71730.
    Preferred Family Healthcare Inc can be contacted by calling 870-863-4611.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Centers for Youth and Families
    Centers for Youth and Families is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 6601 West 12th Street Little Rock, AR. 72204.
    Centers for Youth and Families can be contacted by calling 501-666-4949.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Addiction and Mental Health Servs Inc
    Addiction and Mental Health Servs Inc is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 4 Executive Center Court Little Rock, AR. 72211.
    Addiction and Mental Health Servs Inc can be contacted by calling 501-725-8008.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents
  • Community Counseling Services Inc
    Community Counseling Services Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 1615 Martin Luther King Boulevard Malvern, AR. 72104.
    Community Counseling Services Inc can be contacted by calling 501-332-5236.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Spanish Speaking
  • Dayspring of Arkansas
    Dayspring of Arkansas is a Drug Treatment Program that is located at 1000 East Main Street Lamar, AR. 72846.
    Dayspring of Arkansas can be contacted by calling 479-733-0400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Five Rivers Medical Center
    Five Rivers Medical Center is a Drug Rehab that is located at 2801 Medical Center Drive Pocahontas, AR. 72455.
    Five Rivers Medical Center can be contacted by calling 870-892-6000 x6292.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • PFH/Health Resources of Arkansas Inc
    PFH/Health Resources of Arkansas Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 244 Highway 65 North Clinton, AR. 72031.
    PFH/Health Resources of Arkansas Inc can be contacted by calling 866-533-1765.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Little Rock Community MH Center
    Little Rock Community MH Center is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 1100 North University Little Rock, AR. 72207.
    Little Rock Community MH Center can be contacted by calling 501-686-9300.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Northwest Medical Center/Springdale
    Northwest Medical Center/Springdale is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 609 West Maple Avenue Springdale, AR. 72764.
    Northwest Medical Center/Springdale can be contacted by calling 479-757-1400.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services
  • United Family Services Inc
    United Family Services Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 1600 South Main Street Stuttgart, AR. 72160.
    United Family Services Inc can be contacted by calling 870-672-4842.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents
  • Rivendell Behavioral Health Services
    Rivendell Behavioral Health Services is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 100 Rivendell Drive Benton, AR. 72019.
    Rivendell Behavioral Health Services can be contacted by calling 501-316-1255.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • St. Marys Regional Medical Center
    St. Marys Regional Medical Center is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 1808 West Main Street Russellville, AR. 72801.
    St. Marys Regional Medical Center can be contacted by calling 479-967-0701.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services
  • Baptist Health Medical Center
    Baptist Health Medical Center is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 11401 Interstate 30 Little Rock, AR. 72209.
    Baptist Health Medical Center can be contacted by calling 501-202-2124.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Delta Family Health Fitness Ctr for
    Delta Family Health Fitness Ctr for is a Drug Rehab that is located at 815 East St. Louis Street Hamburg, AR. 71646.
    Delta Family Health Fitness Ctr for can be contacted by calling 870-853-4224.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services
  • Northwest Arkansas Psychological Group
    Northwest Arkansas Psychological Group is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 1706 Joyce Boulevard Fayetteville, AR. 72703.
    Northwest Arkansas Psychological Group can be contacted by calling 479-442-9381.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Cornerstone Community Counseling Corp
    Cornerstone Community Counseling Corp is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 609 West 3rd Street Imboden, AR. 72434.
    Cornerstone Community Counseling Corp can be contacted by calling 870-869-1500.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Preferred Family Health
    Preferred Family Health is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 4323 Jefferson Avenue Texarkana, AR. 71854.
    Preferred Family Health can be contacted by calling 870-773-0700.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare
    Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 11501 Financial Centre Parkway Little Rock, AR. 72211.
    Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare can be contacted by calling 501-223-3322.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • John L McClellan Memorial VAMC
    John L McClellan Memorial VAMC is a Drug Rehab that is located at 4300 West 7th Street Little Rock, AR. 72205.
    John L McClellan Memorial VAMC can be contacted by calling 501-257-1000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Delta Counseling Associates Inc
    Delta Counseling Associates Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 790 Roberts Drive Monticello, AR. 71655.
    Delta Counseling Associates Inc can be contacted by calling 870-367-2461.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired