Over The counter Medicine Rehabs & Detox in South Dakota

Created On Wednesday, 08, March 2017
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021



Most drug detox programs are fully capable of treating people who are withdrawing from over the counter drugs. The detox and treatment process will be different for each person, and most withdrawals will not be all that severe, but this depends on the amount and type of drugs the individual may be abusing.

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If any over-the-counter drug is taken as directed, they will typically not pose much risk for a person's health. However, when over the counter drugs such as cough medicine, cold medicines, or diet pills are abused, serious health problems will arise. Over-the-counter drug problems affect many people throughout the state of South Dakota. The various drug treatment programs within the state are very familiar with treating people who are abusing over the drugs and mixing them with illegal street drugs. When over the counter drugs are abused, they will cause pleasurable effects and create hallucinations.

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Services for Acetaminophen Addiction in South Dakota

There is definitely a problem in South Dakota with the abuse of over-the-counter medicines containing acetaminophen. Because acetaminophen is an ingredient in many over-the-counter medicines, such as pain relievers and fever reducers, it is highly possible for an individual to take more than the recommended dose, which is 4,000 mg in a 24-hour period according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Know Your Dose website has a four-step guide on the safe use of acetaminophen.

Here is a list of treatment centers for OTC drug abuse in South Dakota. The list can be incomplete, so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Detox Centers & Rehabs for Over The Counter Drug Addiction in South Dakota


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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.