Faulkner County residents can now access medication-assisted treatment for meth, fentanyl, heroin, alcohol and other substances.
CONWAY, Ark., June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ideal Option, a national leader in evidence-based treatment for addiction to methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, alcohol and other substances, is now welcoming new patients in Conway. The new outpatient clinic, located at 1355 Dave Ward Dr, Ste 102, will provide evidence-based medication-assisted treatment led by an onsite provider.
According to a recent release from the Arkansas Department of Human Services, methamphetamine is currently Arkansas's greatest drug threat.
"Since 2014, the number of methamphetamine overdose deaths has quadrupled," said Arkansas State Drug Director Kirk Lane. The release goes on to state that by itself, methamphetamine use is dangerous enough, but mixing it with opioids drastically increases the risk of overdose and death.
Ideal Option data from 2021 show 44% of patients in Arkansas tested positive for multiple substances at enrollment, most commonly opioids and methamphetamine. The data also support the effectiveness of treatment. Among patients who remained in treatment with Ideal Option during 2021, urine drug testing shows:
- 78% less methamphetamine use
- 80% less total opioid use
- 92% less fentanyl use
- 93% less heroin use
The new clinic in Conway is Ideal Option's sixth location in Arkansas and is opening at a time of desperate need for expanded access to evidence-based treatment from experienced and specialized providers. Ideal Option has been specializing in addiction medicine for 10 years and currently operates 76 clinics across 10 states.
"Since opening our first clinic in 2020, Ideal Option has already helped hundreds of individuals in Arkansas struggling with substance use disorder, and we are thrilled to expand to Conway," said Aaron Bunch, community outreach coordinator for Arkansas. "We are excited to offer our services here and change lives for the better so that this great community can thrive."
The new Ideal Option clinic in Conway is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is located at 1355 Dave Ward Dr, Ste 102, Conway, AR 72034.
Most forms of insurance are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid, and patients can typically get started on treatment for fentanyl, heroin, alcohol or other substances within 1-3 business days.
Patients can make an appointment by calling 1.877.522.1275 or visiting http://www.idealoption.com.
About Ideal Option
Headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, Ideal Option was founded in 2012 and has since helped more than 50,000 patients through a network of 77 office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinics across 10 states. With a mission to serve under-served communities, Ideal Option accepts all forms of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare. Financial assistance and payment plans are also available.
Ideal Option's team of medical providers carry certifications in Addiction and Emergency Medicine, Internal, and Family Medicine, among other specialties. The company also employs social workers, caseworkers, counselors, and mental health practitioners. This holistic approach helps drive positive outcomes, including family stability, stable housing, improved overall health, and reduced rates of recidivism.
In all the communities it serves, Ideal Option collaborates with existing stakeholders and providers to improve the continuum of care. This approach includes partnerships with emergency rooms and county jail systems, where individuals with substance use disorder often appear, as well as collaborating with numerous support agencies and municipal programs addressing social needs such as housing, mental health, and nutrition support.
Olivia Easly, Ideal Option, 1 9199466644, [email protected]
SOURCE Ideal Option