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Thanks to Ideal Option, Russellville now has a new medical clinic



Little Rock, Arkansas – Russellville is now the fifth site in Arkansas where Ideal Option is accepting new patients.

For people who are addicted to fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol, and several substances, Ideal Option is a facility that offers outpatient care.

At Ideal Choice, polysubstance is currently the most prevalent diagnosis.

In Arkansas, overdoses have persisted mostly because fentanyl is so common in the supply of illegal drugs.

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office reports that in January, a car stopped inside the city boundaries resulted in the seizure of about 19,500 fentanyl pills.

In the announcement, it was said that the agents “believed at the time of the seizure there was no intent to traffic this narcotic to other states, but that it would be distributed locally in the Pope County region.”

At enrollment, 24% of all Arkansas patients tested positive for three or more substances, and more than half of all patients tested positive for more than one substance, according to Ideal Choices.

Here are the results of the tests for the patients that stayed with Ideal Options in 2022:

• 94% less fentanyl use
• 87% less total opioid use
• 96% less heroin use
• 77% less methamphetamine use
• 90% less cocaine use

“According to the Pope County Opioid Dashboard published by Arkansas Take Back, there are only three medication-assisted treatment providers located here,” said Aaron Bunch, community outreach coordinator for Ideal Option. “I am excited for the opportunity to form partnerships in Russellville and make a positive impact by bringing in additional resources to treat the residents of this wonderful community.”

The Russellville Ideal Option is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at 902 West Main Street in Russellville, Arkansas.

Medicare and Medicaid are among the insurances that Ideal Option accepts.

Within one to three business days, patients can begin receiving treatment for fentanyl, heroin, alcohol, or other substances.

Call (800) 522-1275 to schedule an appointment.