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Medically Supervised Detox Facilities For Drugs, Meds Or Alcoholism In South Dakota

Currently in the state of South Dakota are some government-funded and private medical detox services for addicts battling severe addictions to dangerous drugs that cannot be stopped abruptly.

Unfortunately within the state of South Dakota, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration do not list many detox or medical detox resources. There are only four facilities provided on the site, but within neighboring states, there are more medical detox centers available for addicts and non-addicts.

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Dr. Rohit is a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine who has been supervising successful detox for over 13 years. He also has helped hundreds of people getting off drugs and alcohol addiction.

How do I know if someone needs medical detox?

If an individual is addicted to or physically dependent on drugs such as opiates, prescription drugs, methadone, alcohol and/or Buprenorphine; in order to taper off these drugs, they will have to attend a medical detox program. Medical detox programs will assist with weaning a person off the drugs and helping to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms with the use of other medications.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths increased significantly from 2013 to 2017 in South Dakota. The majority of drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved opioids. Pain reliever prescriptions given out were below the national average in 2017. South Dakota providers wrote 49 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons in 2017. Many serious addictions start with prescriptions and they can quickly spiral out of control. When you are given a prescription pain reliever, the doctor will give you instructions on how to take it. However, these drugs are not meant for long-term use. When an addict remains on the drug for longer than required, they will become addicted to it.

Over the past ten years, the number of people entering into drug rehab centers in the state has gone up. According to state and federal sources in 2010, roughly 14,000 people went into treatment. Around 72% were male and roughly 27% were female. In the early 2000s, the state of South Dakota ranked among the highest for the percentage of people abusing illicit drugs. The first step before any counseling or treatment can happen is a detox. Medical detox is often used to help addicts who are addicted to opioids or alcohol. The withdrawal process with some of these drugs is difficult to go through. Alcohol withdrawals are dangerous and some alcoholics suffer from delirium tremors. The proper medical staff is needed to manage these symptoms.

In 2018, the combination of meth addiction and strict laws led to a dramatic increase with the rate of women being incarcerated. Since 2013, the number of women in prison has increased by 35% per local news sources in the state. By comparison, the number of men being incarcerated only grew by 9%. The sentences being served are for non-violent drug-related crimes. These short-sentences eat up tax-payer dollars, and the state realizes treating addiction through rehabilitation is far less expensive. This is a common problem for many addicts. Regardless of the type of drug being abused, whether illegal street drugs or prescription drugs. Many addicts become caught up in the criminal justice system because of their addiction.

It is not uncommon for addicts to go through detox while in prison. This may not be the most comfortable experience, but it does force you to become sober. Many prisons do incorporate drug treatment programs to help inmates. Dealing with any addiction should always start with the detox. Medical detox is one option when needed, but any traditional detox is also available. The average drug rehab center cannot accept someone who is still using drugs up to the day they are scheduled to go to treatment. This is why many inpatient and outpatient drug rehab centers will provide a detox as part of their rehabilitation process.

South Dakota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

South Dakota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Below, you will find a list of Medical Detox for Opiates, Medication and Alcohol Abuse in South Dakota. These facilities are medically supervised but you should reconfirm with the facilities. The list maybe incomplete and if you have a hard time finding the proper service, call one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.