Western Arkansas Counseling & Guidance Center
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Horizon is a treatment program for adolescents with both psychiatric and substance use disorders. For over 30 years, Horizon has provided hope and healing to thousands of teens and their families.

Located in Fort Smith, the residential program can treat up to 24 teens at a time and is co-ed. The average length of stay is 90-120 days. Teens may be accepted throughout Arkansas and the U.S.

Program Features

The Outdoor Therapeutic Adventure Therapy is a unique component of the the Horizon program. Teens engage in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, repelling, canoeing, and fishing. These outdoor events provide opportunities for the teens to improve decision-making and problem solving skills through team building and trust exercises.
Another component of the program is the school licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education. The teachers are state certified and offer individualized education for students. They coordinate school credits with the student's individual school to keep  them on track while they are in treatment.
Family Participation is required for successful treatment. The goal is to educate families and to empower them to develop healthy and responsible functioning through chemical-free living.

Outpatient Treatment

Horizon's outpatient treatment is a six month program and is available at clinic locations throughout western Arkansas. This program features individual and group therapy, case management, family therapy, and matrix training. 



Referral Information

If you know an adolescent who may need treatment, we invite you to contact us by email or call Horizon's Intake Coordinator at 479.478.6664. For more details about the Horizon program, please download the brochure.



6th Annual Night of Recovery

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Live & Silent Auctions

Moive Lounge-Fort Smith, AR

Tickets $40 each or $400 Table of Ten

To buy tickets or make an auction donation, call Horizon at 478-6664.