ARcare, a federally qualified health care center (FQHC) with primary care and behavioral health clinics in rural Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky joined Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s national network of addiction treatment provider organizations. ARcare has been working with Hazelden Betty Ford for the past four years to implement the Hazelden approach to treating opioid addiction. ARcare implemented the new opioid addiction treatment protocols and integrated peer recovery specialists at primary care sites to help consumers manage recovery.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network is a nationwide group of addiction treatment provider organizations that work together to share knowledge and best practices, extend the continuum of care, and improve quality and consumer outcomes. ARcare is the second FQHC to join the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network, and is the first network member from the tri-state area of Arkansas, Mississippi and Kentucky.
ARcare has been providing services since 1986. Across its service area, ARcare operates 44 clinics, which includes six behavioral health clinics and more than three dozen primary care clinics.
Hazelden was founded in 1949 in Center City, Minnesota, to provide residential addiction treatment using a 12-step approach to achieve abstinence. Over the years, it expanded residential and outpatient treatment services to additional states, added a publishing division, a counseling education division through The Graduate School of Addiction Studies, a research division, and serves as an advocate for those with addiction through the Institute for Recovery Advocacy. In February 2014, Hazelden merged with the Betty Ford Foundation, which was founded in 1982 to provide residential addiction treatment. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation currently has 17 locations nationwide, with on-site and telehealth solutions and a network of collaborators throughout health care. The Foundation also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources, and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction. Hazelden Betty Ford currently offers virtual outpatient treatment for alcohol and other drug addiction in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin.
This was reported by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on March 4, 2021.
Contact information: Steven Collier, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, ARcare Corporate Office, 117 So. Second St., P.O. Box 497, Augusta, Arkansas 72006; 870-347-2534; Fax: 870-347-2882; Website: https://www.arcare.net/contact-us/
Contact information: Jeremiah Gardner, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Post Office Box 11, Center City, Minnesota 55012-2011, 877-464-2193; Email: email@example.com; Website: https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/professionals/patient-care-network