Choosing a South Dakota Treatment Program

The Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that only the number of people who use illicit drugs and receive treatment for their addiction has been decreasing year over year. Perhaps this is because looking for a recovery treatment center in South Dakota can be a difficult process, there are many addiction recovery centers and it can be difficult to know what is right for you and whom you can trust. It is difficult to put your faith in the treatment itself when you are going to treatment for the first time.  It can even feel difficult to believe that your body will have the ability to heal and recover – to remember what it is like to be a body without drugs running through it.


Even when a patient isn’t suffering from doubts and fears about going to treatment, knowing what types of programs work best for them, if the program will consider their individual dual diagnosis, or their military service, or their childhood trauma. Quality treatment is important to a successful and sustained recovery.


What Does South Dakota Addiction Treatment Require?

No one human is the same, and so it must follow that no addict is just like any other person struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. They each have their own individual list of symptoms and comorbidities. Each patient has a different story to tell that is only theirs. Because of this the National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends that treatment centers adapt their recovery programs to the unique individual. Some other recommendations that the National Institute on Drug Abuse offer to addiction recovery treatment programs are that programs are:


  • Available quickly
  • Offer multiple levels of treatment, or a tiered system of treatment
  • Take into consideration dual diagnosis treatment
  • Offer cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Help addicts to better comprehend of and understand more about cognitive science
  • Make sure there is an availability of spiritual remedies
  • Offer continuous patient monitoring to all patients
  • Regular assessment of the treatment plan
  • Offer patients testing for infectious disease


Patients may find some of these features more useful than others will. For instance some alcohol or drug addicts will be more grateful for the dual diagnosis treatment than others who perhaps do not suffer from that sort of comorbidity. However, having that kind of opportunity available to all addicts offers a possibility that the addict does indeed have a co-occuring disorder like bipolar disorder or generalized anxiety disorder, and they were unaware of it before treatment. Regardless of the issue at hand, be it mental health or withdrawal, the best treatment facilities in South Dakota will be able to help the patient with their qualified licenced medical and therapeutic staff.


As far as the spiritual based recovery versus a science based educational recovery goes, some people prefer one to the other. Some would not necessarily benefit from the often more spiritually based 12 step program. They may find it distracting and marginalizing. However some may need that aspect of the program to fully feel tied to the program. It is a personal preference that each person struggling with drug or alcohol related addictions must make on their own. When looking and researching for programs be sure that you keep in mind which is right for you.

There’s the subject of whether or not a patient would respond better to a spiritual based recovery versus a science based educational recovery. That’s a personal preference each addict must address for themselves.


Deciding Between In-State and Out-of-State Care

Some patients prefer to remain in-state for their treatment. They may want that connection to home. They want to really know that the bonds they build in rehab and relapse prevention treatment will be long term relationships with people whom they can lean on and pull from and for whom they can do the same when one of them is stumbling in their active recovery. They want to know that they will be able to stay connected with the people they are going to bare their souls to.

Others, however prefer to seek out an out-of-state option. Some South Dakotans might want to take the time away from the place where they initially developed and nurtured the addiction for which they are receiving treatment. Some believe it can help them fight triggers and resist cravings. Aspire has addiction recovery centers in many states like Washington, Alaska, or Oregon.

If you are looking for recovery treatment but aren’t sure where to start, give us a call as soon as possible. We will talk with you about the inpatient and outpatient addiction rehab programs available to you and discuss making the choice of what to do next in your search for treatment. Getting help ending your addiction can mean all the difference between achieving a life of sobriety and facing otherwise unmanageable relapse situations.