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Overview of Recovery Services


The Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) seeks to improve the quality of life for Arkansans by providing a comprehensive, recovery-based and consumer-driven behavioral health system of care utilizing evidence-based or promising practices which include trauma-informed care principles.  We value the strengths and assets of consumers and their families and believe these should be recognized and utilized as an essential perspective of treatment to support a self-determined life.  


DBHS has adopted Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) definition for Recovery in Arkansas:

“A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

Through the Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, SAMHSA has delineated four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: 

Over the coming months, stakeholders and consumer/family groups will be asked to participate in open forums to identify Guiding Principles that best reflect ways Arkansas programs and services can promote a recovery oriented system and guide system development efforts. 

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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