Substance Abuse Services

Counseling Associates’ Substance Abuse Programs are making a significant impact in the lives of many in Central Arkansas.

As a premier provider of substance abuse treatment and education, Counseling Associates (CA) delivers the highest quality, access and value of services in a way that respects and enhances the independence and decision-making of our clients in their recovery journey.


At Counseling Associates we recognize that not all journeys to recovery are the same.  For some, the need may be for a DWI education class in order to get a driver’s license back.  Others, however, may be in need of more intensive types of treatment services. CA offers a wide array of substance abuse services and our providers are specialists in the field.  We employ successful evidence-based treatment techniques to help individuals and families work out effective, lasting ways of dealing with substance abuse issues.


Services can be scheduled during the day or after normal working hours to minimize conflicts with family and work commitments.    We accept most insurances, Medicaid and private pay. Services provided include the following:

  • Same Day Access Available
  • Outpatient Counseling for Youth and Adults
  • Services for persons with Co-Occuring Problems
  • DWI/DUI Classes
  • Multiple Offenders Groups (MOG)
  • Population Specific Group Therapy
  • Assessment and Referral
  • Juvenile Drug Court Treatment
  • Enhanced Outpatient Services
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)


Counseling Associates | Arisa Health  is contracted with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services, to provide DASEP (Drug & Alcohol Safety Educational Program) services in the counties of Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Johnson, Perry, Pope, Searcy, Stone, Van Buren and Yell.

Our State-Certified DASEP program staff services include mandatory pre-sentence screenings presented to the judge with appropriate recommendations for each adjudicated offender found guilty for the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol or drugs), Driving Under the Influence (DUI-Underage), Minor In Possession (Underage), False ID (Underage), as well as  (BWI) Boating While Intoxicated offenses. DASEP staff are State Certified to teach the mandatory required DASEP class and/or classes required for reinstatement of driving privileges for these offenses as incurred by offenders. DASEP staff are also state certified to make appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals for treatment services if warranted.


Please be aware that due to concerns with COVID-19 and to align with CDC and state official guidelines; our DASEP in person classes are canceled until further notice.  We currently offer LIVE interactive classes Virtually via ZOOM.  We are still completing DWI screenings by phone or ZOOM. For more information on the DASEP program or to register, please go to this link:


Victim Impact Panel

Counseling Associates | Arisa Health is contracted with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services, to provide VIP (Victim Impact Panel) services.  For more information, please go to this link:



Philosophy of Care

Licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and Counseling Associates (CA) chooses to work to minimize its harmful effects rather than ignore or condemn drug users.  As a community mental health treatment provider, we recognize Substance Use Disorder (SUD) co-occurs within our client population. Treatment options, including outpatient and enhanced outpatient services, may be needed by our clientele and others in the community we serve to address the continuum of substance abuse behaviors.   

CA endorses the concept of harm reduction and the following principles as central to our delivery of substance abuse treatment services:  

  • Drug /alcohol users have rights to confidentiality and the non-judgmental provision of services and resources to assist in reducing drug related harm.
  • Treatment is designed within the concept of harm reduction which incorporates a spectrum of strategies including safer use to managed use to total abstinence.
  • Drug users and those with a history of drug use have a real voice in the programs and policies designed to serve them.
  • Drug users should be empowered to share information and support each other in strategies which meet their actual conditions of use.  
  • Social inequality affects the individual’s capacity for effectively dealing with drug related harm.
  • We do not minimize the real and tragic harm associated with licit and illicit drug abuse.