How to find rehab in South Dakota - Withdrawal

How to find rehab in South Dakota

Finding detox in South Dakota can be difficult. Here's everything you need to know about SD rehab options and how to find local treatment as soon as possible.


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    Types of rehab in South Dakota

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    How to pay for detox in South Dakota

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    State-funded-rehab in South Dakota


Approximately 86 per 100,000 people died of a drug overdose in South Dakota in 2018. That’s a mortality rate of 10.5 percent that year.[1] Although South Dakota’s drug mortality rate is lower than the national average of 20.7, this is still an alarming trend. [2] The American Addiction Centers is committed to helping South Dakotans find an affordable and accredited substance treatment and help put you or a loved one on the path to recovery.

We created this guide to help South Dakota residents struggling with substance abuse find all the information they need to find treatment, types of facility, and payment options. This guide will also help inform the general public about the dangers of substance abuse in South Dakota. Together, we can help heal substance addiction and bring you and your family peace of mind.

Withdrawal Treatment Options in South Dakota

Detoxification is the first step in a successful substance abuse program. This process will remove the addictive substance from the patient’s body to break the body’s dependence on it. [3] This step is crucial to prepare the mind and body for recovery. Detox takes place in a safe environment for the patient.

The detox process can sometimes be stressful and painful for the patient. Fortunately, many facilities administer a medically supervised detox to help alleviate the pain. Once the step is complete, the patient then attends a comprehensive rehabilitation program that involves long-term counseling to get to their addiction’s core issues. [4]

Patients receive this care in either an inpatient or outpatient facility. The significant difference between these two facilities is where the patient resides during treatment. At an inpatient center, the patient lives on the premises and has access to medical staff 24/7. In an outpatient facility, the patient resides at home but attends counseling on the premises. This option is great for patients that lack leave time or have pressing family obligations at home. Both facilities are capable of administering effective treatments to help you overcome addiction.

Listed below are the number of treatment facilities in South Dakota that offer each level of care:

Type of Care, by number and percent
Facilities
No. %
Outpatient 50 84.75%
Regular 49 83.05%
Intensive 37 62.71%
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization 8 13.56%
Detoxification 2 3.39%
Methadone/buprenorphine maintenance or naltrexone treatment 5 8.47%
Residential (non-hospital) 16 27.12%
Short Term 10 16.95%
Long Term 12 20.34%
Detoxification 3 5.08%
Hospital Inpatient 4 6.78%
Treatment 3 5.08%
Detoxification 2 3.39%
Total 59 100.00%

Paying for Withdrawal Treatment in South Dakota

The biggest hurdle for many people seeking treatment is cost. The cost of the main reason why those without health insurance or financial means choose to forgo treatment. [5] Substance abuse treatment averages from $3,000 to $10,000 for 90 days for outpatient care, and inpatient care ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 for 30 days. [6] Most patients pay for the treatment with health insurance through an employer or with state-assisted health insurance.

If you have insurance, treatment in private facilities will give you more amenities, treatment options, and lower patient-to-staff ratios. For patients without health insurance, there are still options in South Dakota to get quality treatment.

Fortunately, several facilities offer treatment for little to no money because the state or national government programs fund them. These facilities offer limited amenities and have higher patient-to-staff ratios, but they still provide accredited care. To help lower-income citizens pay for treatment, many grants are available for nonprofit organizations and small businesses to provide programs for the prevention, treatment, and recovery from alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and dependence.[13]

State Funded Rehab vs Private Rehab in South Dakota

The biggest hurdle for many people seeking treatment is cost. The cost of the main reason why those without health insurance or financial means choose to forgo treatment. [5] Substance abuse treatment averages from $3,000 to $10,000 for 90 days for outpatient care, and inpatient care ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 for 30 days. [6] Most patients pay for the treatment with health insurance through an employer or with state-assisted health insurance.

If you have insurance, treatment in private facilities will give you more amenities, treatment options, and lower patient-to-staff ratios. For patients without health insurance, there are still options in South Dakota to get quality treatment.

Fortunately, several facilities offer treatment for little to no money because the state or national government programs fund them. These facilities offer limited amenities and have higher patient-to-staff ratios, but they still provide accredited care. To help lower-income citizens pay for treatment, many grants are available for nonprofit organizations and small businesses to provide programs for the prevention, treatment, and recovery from alcohol abuse, substance abuse, and dependence.[13]

How to Pay for Withdrawal Treatment in South Dakota

There are 59 substance abuse treatment clinics in South Dakota, and 37 of them accept private insurance. At least 29 clinics accept state-financed health insurance, and 25 accept federal military insurance plans. Many of these facilities also offer other options for payment.

South Dakota’s uninsured rate is 9.8 percent, which is slightly higher than the national uninsurance rate of 8 percent. [10] Many treatment facilities in South Dakota have programs to assisted you financially to help you meet the expense of substance abuse care in their facility.

The table below lists the payment methods used and how many South Dakota facilities accept each payment type.

Facility Payment Options, by Number and percent
No. %
Cash or self-payment 48 81.36%
Private Health Insurance 37 62.71%
Medicare 13 22.03%
Medicaid 38 64.41%
State-financed Health insurance 29 49.15%
Federal military insurance 25 42.37%
No payment accepted (free treatment for all clients) 3 5.08%
IHS/Tribal/Union (ITU) funds 25 42.37%
Other payments 1 1.69%
Sliding fee scale 34 57.63%
Treatment at no charge or minimal payment for clients who can’t pay 37 62.71%
Total 59 100.00%

About 63 percent of South Dakota treatment centers accept private insurance, around 22 percent accept Medicare, and about 64 percent accept Medicaid payments. For clients with lower income or uninsured patients, 57.6 percent of the facilities use a sliding fee scale based on income, and 62.7 percent provide treatment at no charge or a minimal amount.

Withdrawal Treatment Center Accreditations in South Dakota

Many addiction treatment centers undergo the process of accreditation to provide quality care to their patients. All rehab centers must meet state licensure requirements at a minimum. However, quality addiction treatment facilities will spend the time and money going through a series of evaluations to achieve a standard of excellence in client care. An accredited facility obtains affirmation through an industry-respected third-party accrediting body.

A facility with a seal of accreditation and recognition has been assessed by the most respected organizations in addiction and mental health treatment.

Several organizations supervise the accreditation process for rehabilitation facilities and providers. Accreditation is time-consuming and expensive for a treatment center. The agency will examine a facility’s staff, programs, client care, operations, and policies to ensure it meets the standards set for by the agency and remains in compliance with privacy laws before signing off on accreditation.

Three leading organizations offer accreditation:

The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment of 2018 for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT) certifies that treatment and care administered to patients meets nationally recognized guidelines for quality and uniform behavioral health care. [11]

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) can help you find an accredited facility or practitioner and evaluate addiction treatment in the U.S. and Canada facilities.

The Joint Commission Accreditation for Addiction Treatment Providers (Joint Commission)is the largest accrediting body for medical facilities and hospitals and is the second-largest substance abuse program.[12]

The table below lists the typical accreditation types or licenses to help you understand the number of accredited facilities and how common they are.

Facility Licensing, Certification, or Accreditation, by number and percent
No. %
Any listed agency/organization 54 91.53%
State substance abuse agency 46 77.97%
State mental health department 14 23.73%
State department of health 29 49.15%
Hospital licensing authority 4 6.78%
The Joint Commission 8 13.56%
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) 7 11.86%
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 1 1.69%
Council on Accreditation (COA) 2 3.39%
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) 2 3.39%
Other national organization or federal, state or local agency 9 15.25%
Total 59 100.00%

Many facilities in South Dakota have accredited providers. Over 83 percent of all facilities have some accreditation, and 70.2 percent are accredited state substance abuse agencies.


[1] “Drug Overdose Mortality by State,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/drug_poisoning_mortality/drug_poisoning.htm
[2] “Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services, January 2020 https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db356-h.pdf
[3] “Detox Treatment for Withdrawal” American Addiction Centers, October 2020. https://www.withdrawal.net/detox/
[4] “Types of Treatment Programs” National Institutes of Health, January 2018. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states/types-treatment-programs
[5]https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-DetTabsPDFWHTML2013/Web/PDFW/NSDUH-DetTabsSect5seTabs54to56-2013.pdf
[6] “How Much Does Rehab Cost?” Help.org, August 2019. https://www.help.org/rehab-cost/
[7] “How to Pay for Detox and Rehab” American Addiction Centers, November 2020. https://www.withdrawal.net/guides/payment-options/
[8] Meredith Watkins, “How to Find a State-Funded Rehabilitation Center,” American Addiction Centers, May 18, 2020, https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/state-funded.
[9] “Substance Abuse Services” Department of Human Services
Services https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Substance-Abuse.aspx
[10]Edward R. Berchick, Jessica C. Barnett, and Rachel D. Upton, “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018” US Census Bureau, November 2019, https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2019/demo/p60-267.pdf
[11] “Federal Laws Related to SAMHSA” SAMSA, April 2020, https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/laws-regulations
[12] “Evolving With Care,” The Joint Commission, https://www.jointcommission.org/.
[13] “ South Dakota Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Grants,” South Dakota Grant Watch, https://southdakota.grantwatch.com/cat/35/substance-abuse-grants.html