Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center, Searcy, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
3204 E Moore Ave
Searcy, AR, 72145

Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center Overview

Located in the small town of Searcy, Arkansas, Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center is a rehabilitation facility which provides a high level of care for men and women dealing with substance addiction and chemical dependency issues. The treatment center is a part of the network of facilities under the Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH). On October 4th, 2018, Quapaw House Inc. (QHI), a behavioral health and substance abuse facility in Arkansas, finalized an agreement to acquire Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) assets. The agreement became effective on October 12, 2018, and it allows the Quapaw House organization to use Arkansas clinics owned by PFH.
The facility is named after Wilbur Daigh Mills, a congressman who quit his political career in order to seek treatment for his addiction. The facility offers dual diagnosis support and has a medical staff consisting of an on-call physician, a full-time nursing staff, a doctor, licensed social workers, and certified counselors. The center provides a one-to-six ratio in regards to counselor-to-client relations. Medically supervised detoxification services, a therapy-based residential program, an outpatient treatment program, and prevention services are all offered at the center in a safe and comfortable clinical setting. The center specializes in behavioral health and integrates the 12-step program into its curriculum. Recovery programs at the facility usually last between 28-40 days and entail various therapy options including on-site meetings, weekly individual sessions, and group therapy.

Accommodation And Food

The center is located in the small town of Searcy which is surrounded by farmland. The facility’s detoxification unit is a hospital-like setting capable of accommodating up to 20 clients and the residential treatment program has more than double that capacity — up to 44 residents. Each patient resides alone (private bedrooms and bathrooms) and a multi-drawer armoire is available for patients to store their belongings. The residential areas are gender-specific although patients live under one roof. There are three sitting rooms at the center (one for women and two for men). Electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops are prohibited in the facility although clients are allowed to bring small alarm clocks.
Food is served thrice daily and the menu is hearty and traditional. Breakfast consists of toast, cereal, sausage, and eggs while the lunch and dinner menu consists of hot rolls, potatoes, and roast.

Treatment & Therapy

The center offers various treatment and therapy options depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Detoxification
  • Residential treatment program
  • Outpatient program

Residential Treatment Program

Included in the facility’s residential treatment program are a short-term medically supervised detox and 24/7 nursing care. Mental health professionals with experience in treating co-occurring disorders are available on-site. Family and individual sessions, counseling, and peer support are important parts of this program. During recovery, clients are also obliged to find a sponsor.
The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Co-occurring disorders

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Family therapy
  • 12-step meetings


On the average, Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center costs approximately $7,000 for a 28-day treatment at the facility but the price is subject to change as it is greatly dependent on the treatment type offered.


The facility is accredited by the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Wilbur D. Mills Amenities

After the completion of a primary program, clients are given a discharge plan or aftercare program specific to their unique needs to encourage continuity.
The facility offers a very traditional approach to treatment with a strict 12-step program that consists of group meetings, therapies, and sessions, clients are aided to focus completely on recovery and living a life of sobriety.
Due to the fact that the facility is going through a transition, all facilities in the Arkansas area, Wilbur D. Mills included will now be owned and under the Quapaw House Administration but all are currently closed at this time. Clients seeking urgent treatment can search through this directory to find treatment centers or hospitals within a 50-mile radius of their residence.

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