Freedom House A.D.T.C. is the Alcohol/Drug Treatment services component of Arkansas River Valley Area Council, Inc. (ARVAC). Freedom House opened its doors in January 1975, initially as a Residential Treatment Center for men. Freedom House expanded and opened a residential and outpatient women’s facility in 1979. Freedom House moved to its current location at 400 Lake Front Drive in Russellville on September 15, 1989. Freedom House is an adult treatment center for men and women 18 years of age and older. It has been open for 37 years and has served over 12,000 men and women who have turned to the misuse of alcohol and drugs. Freedom House serves a six county catchments area that includes Faulkner, Conway, Pope, Johnson, Yell, and Perry counties, as well as other counties in the state and out of state. Freedom House has been certified/licensed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Services since 1978.
All Freedom House Programs are recognized by the National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices. Freedom House offers the following services: Substance Abuse Alcohol and Drug Assessments, 30 days Residential Treatment Program that utilizes the Living in Balance Evidence-Based Residential Program, an Outpatient Program that is 16 weeks and utilizes the Matrix Model Evidence-Based Outpatient Program, an Observational Detoxification Program, and a Chemical Free Living Center (CFLC). The Residential Treatment Program curriculum includes Pathways to Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Adult Education classes. Bed availability for the Residential Treatment Program is 24 for females and 24 for males. The Outpatient Treatment Program meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The Outpatient classroom had the capacity for 20-25 clients. CFLC affords clients an opportunity to gradually re-enter society as a productive member of the community in which they live. CFLC availability is 8 beds for females and 20 for males. Observational Detoxification bed capacity is 2 for females and 3 for males. Freedom House believes treatment must be individualized based on a thorough assessment of the magnitude of the client’s problems. Freedom House recommends the Twelve Step Program of AA/NA as a method of continuing recovery and chemical free living because it is the single most successful program of recovery to date. Freedom House is a TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS.
The present staff consists of a Director who is a Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) and a Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (AADC) and holds a Master’s of Science in Psychology, an Administrative Director, Administrative Intake Coordinator, Clinical Services Director who is a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CS) a Licensed Associate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADAC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC ), ADC Counselors, Co-Occurring Disorder Professionals, Counselors in Training, Care Coordinator, Regional Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Specialist (RADD), Support Staff/ House Managers, Kitchen Manager, and Facilities Management, to provide 24 hour a day, seven days a week services.
There are five buildings on the Freedom campus. One building is the Counselors Behavioral Health Services building that has eight offices, a classroom that can hold 25 clients and a 8 Bed CFLC Womens Dormitory. The Administrative Director, Clinical Director, ADC Counselors, Counselors in Training, Interns and Adult Education Instructor occupy the offices in this building. There is a two-story building on campus that has a Kitchen, Boardroom, and offices of the Director, Administrative Intake Coordinator and Kitchen Manager upstairs and a 20 bed CFLC Men’s Dormitory downstairs. There is also a house on campus for storage. There is a building that is divided into two facilities: 1) Observational Detoxification Unit that has a 2 Bed Womens Dorm and a 3 Bed Mens Dorm and the LPN's Office and 2) A Class Room. The final building is a New Residential Facility that has a Womens Dormitory and a Mens Dormitory.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy:
Opportunity for admissin and the receipt of treatment services at ARVAC/Freedom House Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center shall be available to any person that meets the stated program admission criteria. Discrimination against any person because of political or religious opinions or religious affiliations or because of age, sex, race, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law is prohibited.
The Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services Office of Alchol and Drug Abuse Prevention (OADAP) list the eligibility criteria in the Rules of Practice and Procedures on page 11, number 9 and the discrimination guidelines on page 25, F. It states that OADAP shall require that funded treatment programs provide priority admission in the following order: (1) Pregnant Injection Drug Users (IDU). (2) Pregnant Substance Abusers, (3) Injectiing Drug Users, (4) Clients with the greatest clinical need, (5) Clients from the Catchment area as specified by OADAP, (6) Clients from the State of Arkansas, and (7) Clients from other states. The Rules of Practice guideline regarding discrimination states The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in all federally funded programs.
ARVAC/Freedom House ADTC has in the past and will continue in the future to advocate intensively through outreach programs to increase the awareness of the availability of alcohol and drug treatment services to all minorities, and any other adults in the local communities of the Catchment area in which we serve who meet the predetermined eligibility criteria. This is accomplished with local groups (courts, law enforcement, colleges, churches, AA, NA, CA, etc.) through the language of our Website, Pamphlets, and all media (newspaper, radio advertisements) that we disseminate to the public.
Tobacco Free Campus Policy:
1. The use of Tobacco Products is not allowed in any building or anywhere on the premises of Freedom House.
2. Freedom House is a Tobacco Free Campus, no person is allowed to Smoke, Chew, Dip, or otherwise use any form of Tobacco Products.
3. Except for performing prevention demonstrations, no staff person displays any Tobacco Product while on Freedom House property or condones such a display by any visitor or person served.
4. No Tobacco Products may be used in vehicles owned or operated by Freedom House.