Top 15 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Fayetteville, AR & Free Treatment Resources

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Fayetteville, AR, located in Washington County, is the second biggest city in the state and home to the University of Arkansas, Arkansas Air and Military Museum, and the Clinton House Museum. Unfortunately, like much of the U.S., Fayetteville residents struggle with substance abuse and addiction. The opioid dispensing rate is very high in the county, with 82.9 opioid prescriptions per 100 people.1 Easy access to opioids can lead to misuse, dependence, addiction, and overdoses. However, Arkansas' Naloxone Standing Protocol increases access to this opioid overdose reversal medication by allowing people to obtain it over the counter at pharmacies. If you or someone else you know is misusing opioids or any other substance, check out drug and alcohol rehabs in Fayetteville. They range from free or low-cost treatment services to luxury rehab facilities with upscale features. If cost is a concern, many offer rehab scholarships, sliding scale fees, and payment options as well as accepting a variety of insurance plans.

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Substance Abuse Statistics in Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville and Washington County drug and alcohol statistics aren’t widely available. However, here are some Arkansas figures to paint a picture of substance abuse across the state:2

How to Finance Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Fayetteville, AR

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Though the price tag on various addiction treatment programs may be intimidating, there are several ways to finance the cost of treatment without breaking the bank.

Choose a Program Offering Payment Plans

You may want to consider finding a drug rehab that offers financing plans—these plans allow you to break up the price of treatment into regular payments that feel much more manageable.

Apply for a Rehab Scholarship

Rehab scholarships cover the full cost of drug and alcohol rehab and are available for people who can’t otherwise afford the cost of care. You can apply directly through a rehab or through 10,000 Beds, which is a third-party nonprofit organization. You will need to provide proof of income and the need for addiction treatment.

Choose a Sliding Scale Program

When comparing drug and alcohol rehabs in Fayetteville, you’ll want to ask if the program offers sliding scale fees. These fees take your financial situation into account when determining a price for you services. The treatment facilities will only charge you what you can reasonably pay.

Find a Free Rehab

Some state-funded treatment programs in Fayetteville are able to offer low-cost or free addiction treatment services for those who need it. If you don’t have insurance and can’t afford treatment, you may want to look into free treatment programs, such as the Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas.

Using Insurance to Pay for Addiction Treatment

Private Insurance

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) requires group health plans and insurance providers to cover addiction treatment and mental health services to the same extent they provide medical coverage.

As such, your private insurance health plan likely provides at least partial, if not full, coverage for the cost of drug and alcohol rehab in Fayetteville. Make sure to call the number on the back of your card to learn more about your specific plan details.

Arkansas Medicaid and Medicare

Arkansas’ Medicaid program, which offers insurance coverage for low-income individuals and families, and Medicare, which covers people aged 65 and older, both provide partial or full coverage of addiction treatment services, including:

  • Group counseling and individual therapy
  • Assessments and screenings
  • Inpatient and residential treatment
  • Outpatient rehab programs
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Fayetteville, AR Local Information: Attractions, Transportation, and More

Prospective patients and families alike should learn a bit more about Fayetteville before attending rehab there or visiting a loved one at drug rehab.

Airports: The closest airport to Fayetteville is the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. It’s about 26 miles from the city.

Lodging: Fayetteville touts nearly 30 hotels in every price range, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find a great place to stay. Other options include a variety of B&Bs as well as RVs and even camping at Lake Weddington Campground. Fayetteville, the Ozarks, and the surrounding area are absolutely gorgeous and you should take full advantage of experiencing the outdoors.

Attractions: There is no shortage of things to do in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It has a stellar art and live music scene and busy nightlife, as well as plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from. If shopping is your thing, look no further than the myriad of boutique shopping options.

Explore the great outdoors by camping or checking out an RV park. Or you can take advantage of the cycling trails. Surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, you can check out the various rivers and lakes, go fishing, or engage in water sports. Once you’re done with that, go check out the botanical garden, including the butterfly house.

For those seeking the excitement of sports, you can attend a football or basketball game at the University of Arkansas and get your fill.

Ultimately, Fayetteville is a great choice for drug and alcohol rehab.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). U.S. County Opioid Dispensing Rates, 2019.
  2. Kaiser Family Foundation. (n.d.). Mental Health in Arkansas.

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Jillian F, MD is a board-certified Family Physician who enjoys full scope Family Medicine including obstetrics, and women’s health, as well as caring for children and adults of all ages. She manages a number of health conditions including mental health and patients with a history of substance abuse.