Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic
Drug Rehab Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas
- Opioid Addiction
- Dual Diagnosis
- Drug Addiction
About Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic in Arkansas
Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic is a licensed private rehab center located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic specializes in professional Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction treatments. If you’re looking for a drug rehab facility that can help you get sober, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic is here to help. They offer a variety of levels of care and treatment options so they can find the right fit for your needs. The goal is to provide addicts with the tools patients need to live life in recovery.
Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic is a place where people can get the help they need in their sobriety journey. They offer a variety of treatment methods that are all focused on individualized sobriety programs. Their rehab center has helped individuals of all backgrounds overcome their addictions and live sober lives. Women and men are welcomed to seek treatment here. Treatment here is offered to all genders, and they also notably support LGBTQ+.
Accreditations and certifications are important when selecting a treatment facility. This facility is CARF Accredited. This center has Joint Commission accreditation. This facility is listed in the SAMHSA database. This facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Military Insurance (TRICARE), Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment, Sliding Scale as methods to cover the cost of treatment. Since Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic accepts health insurance, get help from our experts to find a facility that accepts your plan.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.
Conditions and Issues Treated
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Fort Smith, AR
Opioid addiction starts when a person becomes addicted to legal or illegal opioids. The addiction can happen quickly, in just a matter of days. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires medical observation. Sometimes inpatient treatment with a medically supervised detox is necessary for managing the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools for maintaining recovery. Medications may be used in some cases of opioid addiction.
Opioid addiction is one of Arkansas‘s most prominent forms of addiction. It’s treated by detoxifying the body so that the chemicals from the medications no longer impact them and by therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem.
Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction
Levels of Care Offered
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Addicts who need help with their addiction can enroll in an intensive outpatient program (IOP). But the patient won’t live there during treatment.
IOP involves patients visiting a medical office building regularly for therapy and other services while continuing to live their lives.
IOP is a step up from drug or alcohol detox, but it’s still a phase of recovery, not the end goal. Patients in need of IOP have many options for rehab and treatment.
Outpatient treatment is considered the lower intensity level of addiction treatment. It’s ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. It may include weekly sessions instead of daily. It may include weekly sessions instead of daily. Peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved but at a lesser frequency than an intensive outpatient program. It is a good choice for someone who doesn’t need to go through a medically supervised detox and who has a supportive home environment. It requires motivation and dedication to commit to the program without constant monitoring.
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
Aftercare support should take place after outpatient treatment has ended. There are a few different types of aftercare support that patients can seek. These include 12 Step, Self-help groups (AA, NA), Therapeutic communities, Long-term, structured sober living arrangements, and Halfway houses (residential treatment centers).
Therapies & Programs
Individual therapy involves one-on-one sessions between the patient and therapist. It provides patients with a safe environment to openly discuss personal and sensitive issues with the therapist. They find the therapist as someone they can trust. Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address them effectively. The therapist can develop patient-specific customized solutions through individual therapy, which aids speedier recovery.
Couples therapy works with clients and significant others in a professional capacity to improve relationship dynamics. This can be helpful for addicts who are trying to marry the idea of recovery into their work, family, social lives – any aspect that has to do with relationships.
Through counseling sessions, addicts will have an opportunity to talk about their addiction with professional partners. These partners can offer feedback and advice on how to get sober while keeping healthy relationships intact. A good couples therapist will help addicts understand their part in an unhealthy relationship dynamic or find ways to deal with anger or resentment from significant others outside of the home.
Family therapy is a group problem-solving that aims to improve communication and relationships between the addict, their family, and sometimes friends. The main goal of family therapy for drug addiction is to create an environment where communication can occur without judgment, hostility, or blame. The therapist is with the family as they learn to communicate differently, especially with the addict when s/he is using. The family can learn to reduce their enabling behavior or rally together and support each other during tough times.
An addict’s family can play a vital part in helping them to avoid relapse because they can spot the warning signs and help them get back on track before it becomes too much of a problem. Family therapy is one of the most effective ways to help addicts stay on the path to long-term sobriety. When a drug addict decides that they want to try and get sober, it takes the support of every person they love to succeed. It can be incredibly difficult for loved ones to watch an addict go through the pain and suffering of withdrawal, but by being there with them and supporting them, they can help to make sure that the addiction never returns.
Groups typically involve meetings with other recovering addicts who can relate to one another’s experiences. They might meet in person or online and typically focus on the process of staying sober rather than overcoming a specific addiction.
In these groups managed by Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks - Fort Smith Clinic, addicts can build a sense of community and develop strong emotional connections with others who understand what they are going through. These beneficial relationships can help addicts overcome their cravings and prevent relapse at any point during the recovery process.
In general, trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. The therapist helps the person identify, understand, and work through the problem. This is done with the help of talking about it in group or one-on-one counseling sessions. Therapists use relaxation, role-playing, art, and music to help the person open up about what is bothering them.
There are many different types of trauma therapists, such as psychiatric nurses and counselors. Not everyone is a good candidate for this type of therapy; it is generally reserved for people who have recently experienced a traumatic event and struggle to get over it. It is often done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans.
REBT, or Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy, is a way of replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. It teaches people how to deal effectively with their unwanted habits and emotions. Some common problems people have are procrastination, unhealthy eating, and angry outbursts. Learning how to deal with these problems in a productive manner makes them less apt to come back.
Since addiction is a chronic physical and mental illness, addicts need to learn as many life skills as possible. Many drug treatment centers offer life skills activities as part of their addiction recovery programs. Examples include cooking classes, employment training, resume writing seminars, parenting classes, and computer training. Life skills activities help addicts find employment, take care of their families, and give back to the community.
Acupuncture, Aftercare, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Life Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Outpatient Treatment (OP), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Sober-Living / Half-Way, Trauma Therapy
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1500 Dodson Ave Sparks Medical Plaza
Fort Smith, AR 72917
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Fort Smith, Arkansas Addiction Information
Arkansas has one of the highest rates of substance abuse and addiction in the nation for drug overdoses. Methamphetamines and prescription opioids are by far the most widely abused drugs in the state. Despite the high rates, Arkansas ranked only 25th in the for drug overdose deaths in 2013.
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