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Created On Thursday, 29, September 2016
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Inpatient Rehabilitation for Drug & Alcohol Abuse in South Dakota

Where can I find long-term drug treatment in South Dakota?

Long-term drug treatment is a type of rehabilitation that can be offered at either an inpatient or outpatient substance abuse rehab program. There are various inpatient and outpatient facilities that operate all throughout the state of South Dakota, where addicts can access this type of care for his or her addiction.

According to South Dakota’s Statewide Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis issued in 2017, the state ranked second-lowest in the nation for drug overdose deaths. In 2015, 66 people died from drug-related causes, and 24 of those deaths are attributed to opioids. During 2015 enough doses of opiates were prescribed to South Dakota residents to medicate every adult around the clock for 19 straight days. The prescription drug monitoring program in the state has been a successful intervention process. Per a 2019 Community Health Status Report, 24% of the population is under 18 years of age, 43% are aged 19 to 64, and 18.5% are aged 65 and over.

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Unfortunately, substance abuse and addiction impact people of all age groups and demographics. Within the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, the excessive drinking rate was 19.9% and 20.2% in South Dakota. Within the state, approximately 6.4% of youth in the state had used marijuana in the past month. The opioid overdose mortality rate for South Dakota is six deaths per 100,000 population. The rate in Minnehaha County is 7.5 deaths per 100,000 population. In a single-day count in 2015, there were 2,964 people enrolled in treatment programs. In 2012 the single-day count was 3,863 people in treatment.

Approximately 53% of treatment admissions were both alcohol and drugs, while 30% were for an alcohol problem, and 15% were for a drug problem. When searching for residential drug treatment in the state, it is vital to consider many options. There are different counseling and therapy methodologies available, and choosing the right one determines how effective the rehabilitation is. The inpatient drug treatment centers in the state will help you decide which method of counseling and therapy will help you with your addiction.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.