The Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership represents a network of local organizations working to abate the loss families and individuals have experienced due to opioid addiction. The goal of this unprecedented partnership is to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, enforcement, and recovery. Learn more about these local Arkansas organizations joining us in the fight against opioids.
Amazing Angels is an after school and summer at-risk youth program in Chicot County. We provide a safe, structured, educational and drug free environment for our youth.
ACHI is dedicated to a healthier future for Arkansans, converting information into knowledge for decision-makers to make and promote healthy choices in communities, homes, and institutions.
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is a unified health department, with a main office in Little Rock and 94 local health units in each of the state’s 75 counties. The ADH strives to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans with more than 100 services provided statewide provided by public health professionals to assure that your water is safe, your children have their immunizations, your restaurants are safe and your birth certificate is correct – to name just a few.
The Department of Human Services – Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services focuses on two populations: Arkansans who need behavioral health services, such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, and adults with physical disabilities and aging Arkansans who need services to stay in their homes and communities.
The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose:
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day encourages the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting. Currently, Arkansas has more than 225 of permanent collection boxes, with at least one in every county in Arkansas. Collectively, there have been 18 total Arkansas Drug Take Back Day events, and 17 national events.
The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) supports and promotes the idea that all county and district elected officials must have the opportunity to act together in order to solve mutual problems as a unified group. To further this goal, the AAC is committed to providing a single source of cooperative support and information for all counties and county and district officials. The overall purpose of the AAC is to work for the improvement of county government in the state of Arkansas. The association accomplishes this purpose by providing legislative representation, on-site assistance, general research, training, various publications and conferences to assist county officials in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their office.
Bridging The Gaps of Arkansas connects people, businesses and organizations to the resources they need to be healthy, successful, prosperous and complete.
CADCA represents over 5,000 community coalitions that involve individuals from key sectors including schools, law enforcement, youth, parents, healthcare, media, tribal communities and others. In addition to supporting our member coalitions by providing resources and materials designed to help our coalitions be effective and sustainable, CADCA also offers customized trainings for coalitions across the world. We believe our ongoing training efforts help address the current substance misuse epidemic, and those outcomes will change the world.
The Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition is dedicated to empower healthy lifestyles and reduce youth substance use through education and collaboration.
The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is a campus of the University of Arkansas System that serves a unique population of non-traditional students—certified law enforcement professionals who are actively employed within our State’s police departments and sheriff’s offices. The Institute is committed to our mission to making communities safer by supporting law enforcement professionals through training, education, resources, and collaborative partnerships.
Craighead County is located in the northeast corner of Arkansas and borders Missouri on the northeastern most corner. The county has a population of 111,231 citizens and covers 717 square miles. It is populated by eight cities, two towns, and several townships. The Sheriff’s Department was founded in 1859 and currently employs 35 sworn deputies and 50 detention officers within the Detention facility. Also, the Craighead County Sheriffs’ Department collaborates with the other five counties and cities in northeast Arkansas by forming the 2nd Judicial Drug Task Force to combat drug crimes within the region.
Drug and Alcohol-Free (DAAF) Youth Coalition’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. We provide education, evidence-based strategies, services, and programs on the negative impacts of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use. Thus, empowering youth and their families to live and help others to live alcohol and drug-free lives.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was established in 1973 as the federal organization in charge of enforcing the controlled substances laws of the United States. We are experts in drug law enforcement: Special Agents, Diversion Investigators, Forensic Scientists, Intelligence Research Specialists and highly trained support staff and we work together as one team to keep Americans safe from dangerous drugs and those that traffic in them. On DEA.gov you will find out about who we are, what we do and the drug laws we enforce as well as career opportunities – it is yours to explore. Welcome!
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing strategies and educational programs that prevent drug use and promote sustained recovery. The Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. vision is a world where all people live free of the burden of drug abuse. Drug Free America Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Exodus.Life’s mission is to assist individuals, families, and communities in crisis because of substance use, co-occurring disorders, and/or incarceration. We aim to help individuals and communities achieve stability, including people who have actively interacted with or been affected by the justice system. Starting in Central Arkansas and expanding to the Delta, we hope to decentralize and scale recovery support services to create impact statewide.
First NLR Care & Recovery is place where you can come to find help, hope and healing. We combine the traditional 12 Steps of sobriety with Biblical principles to present a “tool box” of resources to help us overcome our addictions and compulsions as well as our hurts from the past. This is a cost free program.
Our goal is to reduce substance abuse and mental health issues in Greene County through collaboration among partners targeting conditions that contribute to substance abuse and mental health challenges.
The Guidance Center is a non-profit community behavioral healthcare provider serving the communities of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Sebastian, and Scott counties in western Arkansas. We opened our doors in 1972 with the goal to provide quality behavioral healthcare services for all persons of all ages across the lifespan experiencing mental, physical, emotional, and substance use disorders. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive network of quality psychiatric and behavioral healthcare services that are consumer sensitive, outcomes oriented, and cost effective.
Harbor House Inc. continues to be the largest Drug and Alcohol treatment organization in the State of AR. Harbor House offers residential treatment, transitional living, and addiction treatment across Arkansas. Harbor House’s mission is to provide hope and healing for those men and women who suffer from addiction.
The mission of Healing in the Hood’s OPPS Coalition is to continue to educate and deter our county and youth about the risk of using opioids, prescriptions, and other synthetics through community involvement and transparency.
Hope Movement Coalition is a non-profit organization offering support and resources to those who have lost a loved one to overdose or Fentanyl poisoning or have a loved one struggling with substance use disorder. Regardless of which leg of the journey you are on, we are here to help!
The mission of the Hot Springs Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by ensuring the safety and wellness of all citizens, visitors, and employees. We will conduct ourselves with honesty, integrity, and fairness while holding our staff to the highest professional standards within the law enforcement community.
The Izard County Sheriff’s Office Opioid Task Force serves the community through law enforcement and peers collaborating together to provide overdose survivors and their families resources including treatment options and peer services while law enforcement initiates investigations and arrests major opioid dealers.
John 3:16 Ministries is a spiritual boot camp for men with drug and alcohol addictions. Located in Charlotte, Arkansas, John 3:16 Ministries accepts men ages 18 and over who are sick and tired of their addictions, who are seeking help, and who are displaying honesty and sincerity about their desire for assistance. To apply visit john316thecure.com or call 870-799-2525. The program is free of charge; Jesus paid the price.
More than 23 million Americans have a substance use disorder, but only 10 percent will receive treatment. John 3:17 Ministry works to change that statistic every single day, offering hope and healing to women trapped in addiction. This is a year-long, Jesus-centered discipleship program designed to lead women to become disciples of Christ, make positive life-style changes, develop spirituality, improve parenting skills, and become productive members of society.
MidSOUTH is a training and education organization that equips practitioners, providers, and advocates with the essential tools to empower oppressed and vulnerable populations and make community-wide improvement through continuing education in the areas of child welfare, healthy families / family support, prevention, and addictions.
Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy is a local, independent pharmacy in Calico Rock, Arkansas. They provide enhanced clinical services, including offering a full-time nurse, flavored medications, monthly vitamins, delivery, and curbside services for free to their patients. They have joined the Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership to provide Narcan for free for every patient receiving an opioid prescription over the next year.
Madison County Health Coalition (MCHC) is an administrative coalition of community partners since 2000. MCHC is known as the leader in health education, grants, and working with youth to prevent tobacco and other drug use. Madison County Health Coalition mission is to address health issues through a collaboration of diverse community interests.
Natural State Recovery Centers is the premier treatment facility for Substance Use Disorders in the state of Arkansas. All levels of care are offered including detox, residential treatment, and outpatient care. At NSRC, tailored services and comprehensive support are designed for long-term recovery success.
Divine Intervention Peer Community Center creates a non-judgmental, safe environment where peers can enhance their long-term recovery through peer support and self-direction. The facility is run and supported by peers who have been successful in their own recovery process, embodying a powerful message of hope, as well as experiential knowledge. Divine Peer Center can effectively extend the reach of treatment and clinical settings, bridging peers to their community.
Next Step Recovery Housing offers premier recovery housing that provides a safe, secure, and educational environment led by Peer Support Specialists. Participants engage in a step-up phased program which includes: drug and alcohol counseling, weekly urinalysis, 12-step meetings, and Christ centered activities. In addition, we offer employment assistance, court advocacy, financial literacy and parenting classes, assist in family reunification, and community outreach for all participants.
North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHE) is a non-profit organization delivering health education programs and services that are undertaken in response to the identified needs of the communities we serve in Boone, Carroll, Baxter, Marion, Newton, and Searcy Counties. Program planning and implementation for all funded activities is accomplished in collaboration with funding partners, community coalitions, and other stakeholders who work together toward common goals and objectives. Activities undertaken provide diversity for all population segments and targets community education, empowerment, and mobilization of information and resources that promote a healthy and positive living environment. Contact Sherri Hinrichs firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Office of the Arkansas State Drug Director coordinate’s Arkansas’s strategy to abate alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse across the state of Arkansas. The Drug Director leads the prevention, treatment, recovery, and enforcement services of the Department of Human Services Division of Adult, Aging, and Behavioral Health Services and the State Police Headquarters.
Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness is a Community Mental Health Center that provides outpatient therapy, substance abuse, psychiatric services, case management, peer support, and intensive outpatient services for both children and adults. We serve over 5,000 clients per year and have been committed to bringing hope and health to our communities, one life at a time for over 55 years.
Believe a combination of Prevention and Recovery efforts are vital to ending opioid related overdose deaths in Arkansas. The most effective way to prevent opioid-related overdose is through the PREVENTION of substance use and substance use disorder. Education focused on community settings, collegiate and youth in school and health care settings is critical to prevention. We believe in the hope of RECOVERY and that people who have a substance use disorder should have access to treatment and peer-run, recovery-oriented housing; giving them a safe place in which to pursue the goal of long-term sustained recovery.
Partnership to End Addiction is a national nonprofit uniquely positioned to reach, engage and help families impacted by addiction. With decades of experience in research, direct service, communications and partnership-building, we provide families with personalized support and resources — while mobilizing policymakers, researchers and health care professionals to better address addiction systemically on a national scale.
PAYS Coalition serves Baxter and Marion Counties located in North Central Arkansas. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our youth by providing awareness that supports health, safety, drug prevention, and education. PAYS is comprised of a network of organizations tasked with and committed to supporting our youth with prevention and awareness programs. Service to our youth is our product and we shall always strive to make it the best.
The Mission of P.E.A.R.L. is to provide assistance, education, and support to the specialty courts and the recovery community of Arkansas. Our vision is to heal the recovery community!!
Renewal Ranch, located on 116 acres near Conway, Arkansas, is a faith-based residential addiction recovery program for men ages 21 and older. The 12-month program encompasses three phases, Phase 1, Transition Phase, and Phase 2, and offers counseling, job, and life skills, work and volunteer opportunities, and specific job training. Realizing a significant barrier for those seeking treatment is the high cost of recovery, Renewal Ranch accepts men regardless of financial status and at no cost to them or their families.
River Valley Medical Wellness is led by Dr. Kristen Martin and provides primary care, addiction medicine, and mental health services for patients across Arkansas. Dr. Martin’s Integrative Heath Care Model incorporates a team of nurse practitioners, licensed mental health providers, and certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists to provide comprehensive care for their patients. Dr Martin is recognized for her expertise in Addiction Medicine and was recently appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards National Workgroup on Opioids and Addiction Treatment to serve with the CDC, SAMHSA, AMA and others to develop national policy recommendations for addiction care.
Safe Haven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization consisting of a group of people who feel compelled to address the current crisis of drug addiction, alcoholism, and generational deprivation, as well as overall lack of skills and education, of troubled members of our community. We work with our clients to accomplish an individualized plan of care to improve their quality of life by becoming independent, productive members of our community.
The Saline Health Foundation exists with the sole purpose of serving our community. Every project conducted by the Foundation is designed to help enhance the overall health and Safety of our community. When we see a need, we work to find a solution.
The Sebastian County Opioid Task Force is a committee of medical professionals, law enforcement and public members, who are dedicated to work together to help reduce opioid addiction and prevent overdose deaths through programs and education to improve the quality of life in our community.
Sevier County is a rural County with approximately 17,000 citizens. De Queen is the County seat and there are four other small municipalities Gillham, Horatio, Lockesburg and Ben Lomond. We suffer from the same issues as any other County and Opioid/ Substance Abuse is a major problem. Sevier County has taken a different stance in dealing with Substance Abuse issues. We have battles the war on drugs for years and now we are attacking the demand issue in helping people with their addiction.
Our organization will help the youth establish a successful plan of action towards succeeding in their careers and goals. If you plan on succeeding with success, you must have a plan of action.
At Smith Drug we believe it is our responsibility to take care of our patients and our community. Our expert pharmacists and friendly staff strive to exceed your expectations and provide a service unmatched by others.
Sharing Hope Through Lived Experience Ministries Inc. will assist recovering addicts and their family members. It will provide transitional housing, bill assistance, treatment, aftercare, counseling, child services, transportation, and any other needs associated with recovery for a person in long-term recovery and their family members.
Sozo Addiction Recovery Center is a men’s faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center that believes in God’s transforming power to heal addiction. We are state licensed, CARF accredited, and ACC approved. Sozo is recognized by the DHS and the Faith-Based Treatment Initiative as one of the five best faith-based treatment centers in the state of Arkansas.
TOUCH is a hometown health coalition committed to the health and quality of life of all Union County citizens. Our mission is to improve the health of Union County residents by improving healthy behaviors, supporting culture and recreational opportunities, and reducing substance use and abuse among youth and adults through awareness, education, partnerships, and prevention. We saw a need to address fentanyl overdose in our county and thought back to when we used to provide a “senior survival kit” to all graduating seniors at the end of each year through our Drug Free Communities Grant.
The Pulaski County Regional Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a 24/7 short-stay behavioral health/chemical dependency unit. The unit helps stabilize urgent needs and crisis for people with behavioral health and/or substance use problems and provide an option other than jail.
Providers of addiction counseling and addiction prevention in the State of Arkansas and throughout the nation have expressed a need for certified addiction counselors and certified addiction professionals to work in the treatment and prevention of substance abuse. The online Addiction Studies Program at the University of Central Arkansas prepares students to work in settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, employee assistance programs, schools, the criminal justice system, governmental agencies and drug courts. They are also eligible for the Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification which is offered by the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board.
We believe the greatest of all commandments is to love God and love people as we walk in our faith. Our addiction-recovery love encompasses a mission to rescue people trapped in a world of substance abuse, effectively creating new communities of drug-free folks. This ongoing recovery crusade was developed by folks that understand the agony of substance abuse and have a compelling desire for a solution.
The Wolfe Street Foundation is Arkansas’s first Recovery Community Organization, hosting more than 50 support meetings each week at the Wolfe Street Center. The Wolfe Street Foundation also provides one-to-one Peer Recovery Support Services, a Recovery Residences Program, and community education and outreach efforts. The Wolfe Street Foundation is building a unified recovery movement in central Arkansas to reach out and speak up about the hope and healing possible through recovery.
The Young Artist Studio commits to engage at-risk youth in meaningful social and academic achievement in a positive, alcohol and drug-free environment, and to empower them through creative opportunities, civic engagement, and community service, to become distinguished leaders in our community. The organization meets with students weekly to educate and empower them to live healthy drug-free lives while embracing the world of performing and visual arts.