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7 South Dakota Drug Detox Centers

South Dakota Drug Detox CentersSouth Dakota has the second lowest incidence of deaths due to drug overdoses in the United States. However, South Dakota drug overdose rates have still doubled in the last decade, according to a new report Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic. The majority of these deaths are due to prescription drug abuse, which now accounts for more accidental overdose deaths each year than heroin and cocaine combined.

South Dakota is taking some steps to curb prescription drug abuse, although more could be done. The state has instituted a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and passed a law to crack down on the practice of “doctor shopping”. This new law prohibits patients from withholding information about prior prescriptions from their healthcare provider. However, South Dakota does not have a physical exam requirement in place, which would require healthcare providers to physically examine patients or have a bona fide patient-physician relationship prior to prescribing a controlled substance. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have a physical exam requirement in place. South Dakota also does not allow pharmacists to require an ID prior to dispensing a controlled substance. Finally, the state’s Medicaid plan does not have a pharmacy lock-in program, which would require individuals suspected of misusing controlled substances to use a single prescriber and pharmacy. A lock-in program is in place for 46 states and the District of Columbia.

Get Sober Today with Drug Detox

Detoxing from drugs is a difficult process made even more challenging due to complex withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms, including muscles tremors, seizures, and suicidal thoughts, can be especially difficult to handle. Without outside assistance, individuals may unknowingly be jeopardizing their health and even their lives. An experienced drug detox team is essential to helping individuals safely manage the withdrawal process.

With seven drug detox centers throughout the state of South Dakota, there are many great treatment options. The Avera Saint Lukes Worthmore Addiction Services treatment center in Aberdeen provides specialized adolescent (teen) addiction treatment, ASL/hearing-impaired assistance treatment, and court-ordered alcohol treatment for DUI/DWI offenders. The Aberdeen drug detox center offers inpatient partial hospitalization/day treatment, residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less) and outpatient treatment. The Human Service Agency in Watertown provides dual diagnosis treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, aftercare addiction treatment (halfway houses, sober living facilities), outpatient treatment, residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less) and residential long-term inpatient treatment (more than 30 days).

Take the First Step to Sobriety with

Take the first step and contact today.If you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction, starting the journey to sobriety can seem daunting. The experienced, caring team at is here to help. With seven different South Dakota drug detox centers, finding the right one is not easy. However, the right treatment facility can make a big difference when it comes to long-term sobriety and treatment success. The team can help you find the right treatment program. Sobriety is possible: take the first step and contact today.

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