Drug Addition, Mental Health Providers Up

LITTLE ROCK – The number of independently licensed providers certified to offer treatment for those with mental health challenges or drug addiction has risen from 31 in 2017 to 207 in 2019, an increase of 567 percent, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced last week. The number of behavioral health agency sites has increased from 253 to 311.

Governor Asa Hutchinson also announced that the Department of Human Services is launching a helpline with trained staff who will provide guidance for those seeking help with mental-health issues and drug addiction.      MORE

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