Arkansas has been constantly rated one of the top 10 states that is very high with non-medical use of pain relievers in 12 to 25 year olds according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) dated 2005-2006. Also according to the Arkansas Present Assessment in 2008, 22% of Arkansas high school students said that they have used prescription drugs by the time they reached 12th grade and that sixth graders have used prescription drugs more than cigarettes and alcohol.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) from data that they received in 2009, the total number of detoxification treatment discharges were 7,745 which out of that number, only 4,598 actually completed detox, 945 were transferred, 1,589 were terminated and there was 622 under other miscellaneous reasons.
Arkansas has 42 drug and alcohol detox programs if you are interested in pursuing one of them in Arkansas. It is very essential to explore these treatment programs before you or someone you love becomes devoted to a chosen drug and alcohol detox program. An annual survey was done according to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) in 2006, that there were 38 private nonprofit facilities, 6 facilities that were private for profit and the remainder of them were operated or owned by the Federal, State or local government. Also, in 2006, 43 out of 50 Arkansas treatment centers offered outpatient treatment, 20 additional treatment centers had different forms of residential care, 2 programs had opioid treatment, they had 18 doctors and five programs that were legit and certified in providing buprenorphine treatments for opioid use.
The state of Arkansas has strict consequences if you are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They offer many types of drug and alcohol education even for teens. They have several types of workshops on how to develop leadership skills, drug prevention techniques and facts, and even how to have teens promote sexual abstinence.