More Info About Rehabs in South Dakota
Substance abuse is an issue of public concern in South Dakota. The state is changing its approach to behavioral healthcare, and working to improve its services by integrating substance abuse and mental health treatments. There are now statewide prevention programs and coalitions, educating communities about substance abuse and preventing substance misuse in young people. There is also a new push to incorporate evidence-based practices into South Dakota’s treatment facilities, to help build long-term recovery.
South Dakota’s treatment programs are adapting to bring better care to those in need. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse, you don’t have to suffer any longer. There are quality rehabs in South Dakota that can help you find freedom in recovery. Call us today to speak with one of our friendly representatives about your treatment options: 1-866-317-7050.
- More than 50,000 people over the age of 12 in South Dakota (8% of the population) have an alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse problem, but only about 8% of those people received the needed treatment services.
- Rates of illicit drug abuse are lower in South Dakota—with about 15,000 people in need of drug treatment, and 16% of them received it.
- In 2015, almost 70% of people in treatment in South Dakota reported alcohol as their primary substance of abuse, often with a secondary drug of abuse.
- Marijuana was the primary substance of abuse for nearly 14% of the state’s treatment admissions that year, the majority of which were between the ages of 12 and 25.
- From 2013 to 2015, rates of meth abuse and prescription opiate abuse increased, particularly among people between 21 and 35 years of age.
There are so many factors that can contribute to substance abuse—age, gender, cultural identity, family relationships, mental health, life experiences. Effective substance abuse treatment will be individualized based on what each person needs. It’s also helpful to consider what possible factors might play a part in your or your loved one’s substance abuse behaviors, so you can seek treatment options that will best address those issues.
You’ll find rehabs in South Dakota with gender-specific groups, and some with programs for adolescents, young adults, or seniors. There are programs tailored to people with DUIs, people in the criminal justice system, veterans, and active-duty members of the military. Some treatment facilities will offer special support or counseling for clients who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, or sexual abuse. Substance abuse often develops used as a coping mechanism for people who have experienced traumas—both in childhood and adulthood.
The goal of addiction treatment is to address these contributing factors and underlying issues in each person. One major factor that can contribute to substance abuse is mental illness. Almost 40% of adults in the U.S. with a substance use disorder also had a co-occurring mental illness. Whether a person is living with an anxiety disorder, mood disorder, or eating disorder, any of these can lead to substance misuse and abuse. You’ll find that a large portion of South Dakota’s rehabs are dual diagnosis facilities, which treat mental illness alongside substance abuse issues.
Beyond the special programs and approaches offered at different rehabs, you’ll have to choose between two major treatment formats: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient treatment, also called residential treatment, is a more involved option that offers a client 24/7 care and intensive daily therapy. Clients live at the treatment facility for a period of time, where they are safely separated from their home lives and the potential for relapse. This time can be crucial for clients to build a foundation in recovery and learn to live a sober life.
For some people, outpatient treatment is a more viable option because clients attend treatment activities during the day but do not reside at the facility. This allows clients to maintain work, home, or family responsibilities as needed. Early in recovery, the risk for relapse is high, and outpatient treatment does not offer the same safety and security that inpatient does. Clients often attend outpatient as a follow-up to their inpatient stay. However, if scheduling or financial concerns are preventing you from seeking treatment, outpatient can be equally impactful treatment option—with sufficient time and energy invested into it.
Each rehab will be a bit different in their philosophy and approach to treatment, which is why it’s important to consider what services or setting will best suit you or your loved one.
Ultimately, you’ll also have to consider your payment options. Cash or self-payment is accepted at most facilities, but different facilities accept different insurance plans—whether it’s private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or state-financed insurance. More than half of South Dakota’s facilities accept Access to Recovery (ATR) vouchers, which are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help fund treatment services for those who need it. And, over 60% of the state’s rehabs offer treatment at no charge for clients who can’t pay.
Finding treatment may seem overwhelming, but continuing to live a life controlled by substance abuse is far more difficult. Don’t let time, finances, or doubts hold you back from seeking the help that you or your loved one needs. Treatment in South Dakota is available, and we can help you find an option that works for you. Call us today: 1-866-317-7050.
- In South Dakota’s Department of Social Services (DSS), the Division of Behavioral Health is the state’s authority on addiction treatment services. The Division accredits addiction treatment agencies and contracts with them, to provide the best quality services to people of all ages in South Dakota.
- Through the South Dakota Prevention Network, the Division of Behavioral Health aims to prevent mental and substance use disorders, as well as improve behavioral health in South Dakota through the use of evidence-based programs and practices. Their three Prevention Resource Centers provide technical assistance and prevention training to communities and prevention coalitions statewide.
- The DSS has initiated its Meth Changes Everything campaign, which brings prevention programs to high school students and communities across the state to educate them about the dangers of meth use. The Meth Changes Everything website is a place for people to share stories about how meth has affected their lives, as well as pledge to stand against meth.
- The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Coalition is a grassroots coalition based in Rapid City, South Dakota that is focused on preventing youth substance abuse. ASAP provides education about substance use and abuse in the Rapid City community, and works with local school in the district.
- The Spearfish Community Coalition is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, working to keep young people drug-free and build healthier communities. The coalition does work to prevent underage drinking, promote the safe disposal of prescription drugs, reduce tobacco use among young people, and create more smoke-free public spaces.
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