Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center Philosophy
At Health Resources of Arkansas – Wilbur Mills Center, individuals struggling from drug and alcohol dependency receive medically supervised addiction treatment in a secure, compassionate, clinical setting. At the Wilbur Mills Detoxification Center, individuals are provided with a full-time nursing staff and on-call physician to ease the withdrawal process and ensure safe detoxification. Upon successful completion of the detox program, clients are invited to participate in therapy-based residential treatment designed to suit the personal needs of each resident and foster lifelong recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
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ABOUT WILBUR D. MILLS TREATMENT CENTER
Located in Searcy, Ark., Wilbur D. Mills Center is a substance misuse treatment facility operated by Quapaw House, Inc., a network of behavioral health treatment centers located throughout Arkansas. The center offers residential treatment, detoxification, and transitional living recovery services to individuals struggling with substance use disorder.
According to a 2016 SAMHSA survey, 10.6 percent of rehabs in Arkansas offer detox services in a residential setting. Wilbur D. Mills Center was formerly owned and operated by Preferred Family Healthcare, which was purchased by Quapaw House, Inc., in October of 2018.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients may participate in an initial assessment to determine individuals needs. According to the facility's website, the program draws upon 12-step principles and practices, as well a other evidence-based approaches.
Duration of treatment is determined by the individual’s needs, but all residents can expect to take part in individual, group, and family therapy. Clients may also participate in educational classes, coping skills workshops, and therapeutic recreation.
Programming also includes life skill training, reproductive health sessions, education, and employment readiness training. Clients also have access to a physician’s care when needed. To help support graduates of the program, clinicians may also help clients to creative comprehensive discharge plans.
The center's website indicates key members of the treatment staff include a medical doctor, certified counselor, licensed social worker, and a registered nurse. According to the Quapaw House website, all of the organization's facilities are CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) certified. A 2016 SAMHSA survey indicates that 62.8 percent of rehabs in Arkansas are CARF-certified.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Wilbur D. Mills Center is located in Searcy, Ark., a city with a small-town feel that’s surrounded by farmland and the Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge. According to the Preferred Family Healthcare website, the center's campus includes a mental health clinic, a 20-bed medical detox unit, a 44-bed residential treatment facility, a 14-bed group home, 99 housing units, and the Kay Goss Women's Unit, which consists of 14 apartments for women and their children. According to a 2016 SAMHSA survey, 3.5 percent of rehab facilities in Arkansas offer residential beds for the children of clients.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing all gave relatively positive feedback. The two alumni polled on specific metrics awarded ratings of four- and five-star ratings for the training and experience of staff, the amount of staff support, and the cleanliness of the facility. However, they gave only one-star ratings for the facility's holistic offerings and just two and three stars respectively for its exercise and leisure options. "Good program but needs more counseling options," one alum wrote.
On Google, 11 individuals – nine of whom were alumni – contributed to an average rating of 2.8 out of five stars.
Reviews on the center's unofficial Facebook page were far more positive, with 40 individuals contributing to an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars. "This place is an amazing recovery center. I spent 40 days and didn't want to leave when it was time to go home," Danielle, a representative reviewer, wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Though Rehabs.com has yet to receive any feedback from loved ones of alumni, two loved ones left one-star reviews on Google. Both complained of mistreatment from the facility's staff. "This place treated my family horribly!" K.T. wrote in a representative review. "I am just appalled at this facility. The faculty was absolutely rude!"
According to the facility’s website, the center accepts private insurance and issues some grant funding to individuals who qualify. A 2016 SAMHSA survey indicates 67.3 percent of rehabs in Arkansas accept private insurance.
Published on March 2019
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