People have been taking advantage of hot springs to help them relax and treat disorders such as rheumatism and excess stress, and these natural therapeutic baths tend to become popular tourist attractions. As a testament to the popularity of these natural water features, the U.S. Congress created Hot Springs National Park in 1832 from an area previously known as Hot Springs Reservation in Arkansas.
Hot Springs National Park's 5,500 acres include the city of Hot Springs, which is home to about 35,478 individuals. If you're looking to turn your life around in a drug abuse rehabilitation center or are searching for a facility for your friend or relative, you should know that Hot Springs National Park is a great place to relax, unwind and prepare yourself for the transition to sober living.
Being a popular destination for tourists, there are a number of options for airplane travel options for people eager to experience Hot Springs National Park. The biggest major airport, Memorial Field Airport, is situated 5 miles from the heart of Hot Springs. If you are taking a domestic flight, the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field is about 55 miles away. The closest international airport is Memphis International, about 199 miles away.
One of your chief questions about life in Hot Springs National Park is likely to concern the weather, since it affects so much of our daily lives. Temperatures hit the 40s in winter, steadily rising to the mid-50s and mid-60s in spring and autumn. Summer ushers in a period of temperatures ranging in the low 80s, but keep in mind that daily highs in summer approach the mid-90s.
Precipitation on average is at least 4 inches of rain each month, but you can see 6.5 inches during peak rainy periods in May and November.
Despite its idyllic nature, Hot Springs is not immune to the problems of substance abuse. Fortunately, there are drug rehabilitation centers to serve the area.
Quapaw House offers substance abuse treatment to young adults and adults on an outpatient basis. To assist clients who are addicted to opiates, Quapaw House provides medication-assisted treatment in its Suboxone clinic along with counseling in individual and group sessions.
A nearby associated facility, Quapaw House Specialized Women's Services focuses on providing substance abuse treatment for females. Women must either be pregnant or parents in order to qualify for admission to this facility before undergoing alcohol and drug detoxification.
The Catar Clinic of Hot Springs offers treatment to substance abuse clients needing methadone service, providing counseling, behavioral modification and instructions on how to improve their decision-making process. Catar Clinic offers an emergency email notification service to let clients know if the clinic will be closed because of inclement weather.
You may become so happy with the lifestyle in Hot Springs National Park that you'll decide to stay here after rehab is concluded. If you are expecting a visitor, such as a relative or trusted friend who wants to spend time with you during rehab, there are plenty of accommodations available to serve you. If you need to watch your budget, check out the Travelodge Hot Springs, the Alpine Inn or the Red Roof Inn Hot Springs. Luxurious accommodations can be found at the Springs Hotel and Spa as well as at the Embassy Suites Hot Springs - Hotel and Spa.
When you start turning your life around, you'll also start casting your attention toward finding gainful employment. Whether you have finished rehab and are looking for work here or if you are a relative or friend who is visiting someone in rehab and need a job, there are a number of options for you. The largest category of work is construction (17 percent), followed by retail work at 16 percent. If you have experience in social assistance or in health care, these industries account for about 9 percent of local industry. You may also see some opportunities in food services, accommodations, warehousing and transportation.