Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center
Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center
3204 E. Moore St
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
The Wilbur D. Mills Center, named for the late Arkansas
Congressman, offers a detoxification/residential treatment
program to individuals with chemical addiction. The Mills
Center, a division of Health Resources of Arkansas, Inc.,
maintains the highest standards of treatment and care and is
Nationally Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Mills Center is, licensed
by the Arkansas Department of Health's Bureau of Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Prevention.
Detoxification CenterOur Detoxification Center is a state of the art medically supervised facility with a physician on call and full-time nursing staff to monitor vital signs for determining the need for medical assistance. Currently, the Detoxification Center provides 20 private bedrooms and baths for detoxification services. For full recovery and prevention of relapse, the client is given the opportunity to enter residential treatment following adequate detoxification.
Residential TreatmentUpon entering the Residential Treatment Program, each person's needs are assessed and an individual treatment plan is formulated with specific and measurable goals evaluated throughout recovery. The focus of residential treatment is to enhance recovery, rehabilitation, and personal growth. The goals of individualized treatment plans are achieved through both individual and supportive group treatment activities. During residential treatment, certified counselors assist clients in understanding the dynamics of their chemical addiction. Positive coping and socialization skills are taught which provide a constructive guide for daily living, with a comprehensive emphasis on relapse prevention.
Family SupportDuring both detoxification and residential care, the family is provided all possible assistance necessary by encouraging family counseling. Stabilization (detoxification), evaluation (residential care), and rehabilitation (transitional living), provided at the Wilbur D. Mills Center offers individuals a comprehensive treatment plan for successful recovery.
The staff of the Wilbur D. Mills Center dedicates themselves to excellent care for all individuals with chemical addiction. Also, treatment and services for those "dually diagnosed" (concurrent diagnosis of mental illness and addiction) are available by full-time mental health therapists and case management. It is our belief that addiction is a disease and should be treated as such. We believe that our effort to restore the substance abuser to a level of physical and mental health should be provided regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex or economic condition.
STAFFDirector: James "Jim" Clark, CADC/LADA/VP of Addiction Treatment Services
Medical Director: Larry Killough, M.D.
Assistant Director: Rebecca Ausburn, LSW, CADC, LADAC, SAP
Director of Nursing: Janet Blankenship, RN, MSN
Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center has a distinction for excellence in the treatment of chemical dependency. The campus houses the following:
- A 20-bed medical detox
- A 44-bed residential treatment facility
- A 14-bed group home
- 99 units of housing
- A mental health clinic
- 1 24-hour crisis hot line
- A computer training center
- The Kay Goss Women's Unit (14 apartments for women and their children.
In-patient ProgramsThe in-patient program is individualized and the length of treatment is based on each persons need. The patient's evaluation includes a physical examination and medical history. Treatment includes medical detoxification (when necessary), physician services, individual, group and family therapy, life skills, coping skills, reproductive health, education and employment.
Before a patient is discharged from treatment, a recovery plan is developed for the individual and their family. This plan will call for an environment with support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and AlAnon (for family members). The plan will also include aftercare programs.
Out-Patient ProgramsAnother component of the treatment services is the Intensive Out-patient Program. This program is an option for those individuals who must maintain their work and/or family obligations while in treatment.
Aftercare ProgramsOur goal is to help individuals develop a motivation to maintain total abstinence from mood-altering chemicals and develop a personal support system that will promote life-long health and productivity. Aftercare groups are designed to be an important adjunct to AA/NA to assist the chemically dependent person in making a successful return to the community and work. It is our belief that reintegration is as important as the treatment process itself.
Day Treatment ProgramsRealizing that not all patients require impatient/residential treatment, the Mills Center offers a multi-level continuum of care. After a comprehensive assessment, an appropriate level of advancement is determined for the individual. A day treatment program is designed to cause the least interruption in the individual's life while at the same time; it minimizes the cost of care to employers and insurance.
- Educational therapy
- Individual, family and group therapy
- Assisted Living
- Transitional Living
- Specialized Groups, Teens & Co-occurring Disorders (substance abuse & mental illness)
Admission to the Mills Center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Individuals seeking services must complete a telephone screening. An administrative team reviews screenings each day to prescribe proper modality of treatment.
Method of PaymentThe Mills Center is operated as a private, non-profit corporation, supporting itself through fees and contracts. All clients are expected to pay for the treatment on an ability to pay basis. Clients may pay through personal funds, private insurance, or other special contracts. Visa and Master Card are also accepted. Program staff will assist with billing at the time of intake. Some grant funds are available to pay for services based on financial eligibility. Proof of income must be provided to access these funds. Additional information may be obtained by calling, Darlene Boyd at (501)268-7777 or (870)793-8900 ext.1376.
What to Bring
ITEMS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSIONS:
SCREENING (Click Here for Preliminary Screening Form)
PROOF OF INCOME
CO-PAY IN THE FORM OF CASH, MONEY ORDER OR CREDIT CARD
30 DAY SUPPLY OF MEDICATION CURRENTLY TAKING
PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
ITEMS TO BE BROUGHT IN WITH YOU:
SHEETS FOR TWIN BED
PILLOW, PILLOW CASE
3-4 TOWELS AND WASH CLOTHES
7 CHANGES OF CLOTHES
PERSONAL HYGIENE ARTICLES (DEODORANTS, TOOTHPASTE, BODY SOAP, SHAMPOO, DISPOSABLE RAZORS)
CHANGE FOR VENDING MACHINE (NO MORE THAN $20.00)
STAMPS AND ENVELOPE
NOTEBOOK AND PENCILS/PENS
ALARM CLOCK RADIO (SMALL)
NOTE: NO TOBACCO PRODUCTS NO MOUTHWASH, AEROSOL CANS, BLEACH, CLEANING PRODUCTS, SHARP OBJECTS, CELL PHONES OR PAGERS, TIGHT CLOTHING, SHORTS, MUSCLE SHIRTS, SEE THRU CLOTHING, PANTS WITH HOLES IN THE SEAT, OR FOOD AND DRINKS FROM THE OUTSIDE.
CLIENTS ARE NOT TO ALTER THEIR BODY OR APPEARANCE IN ANY WAY WHILE IN TREATMENT.
East Arkansas Substance Abuse Program (EASAP)
The East Arkansas Substance Abuse Program (EASAP) treatment sites are a component of the HRA/Mills substance abuse treatment services. Outpatient services are provided in the following counties: Monroe (Brinkley), Saint Francis (Forrest City), Phillips (Helena), Crittenden (Marion), Lee (Marianna), and Cross (Wynne). In addition, Day Treatment Services are provided at Forrest City and Marianna. The Marianna EASAP site also houses a transitional facility. Persons from the EASAP area that need more intensive services, such as detoxification or residential, are referred to the Mills Center. Normally, once an EASAP area client completes services at the Mills Campus, they return to and EASAP site for treatment, such as outpatient, in a less restrictive environment.