South Dakota Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and South Dakota is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 7.6% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 105 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year, but more than two deaths per week is far too many for a low-population state.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on South Dakota, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for help with substance abuse available to residents of the Mount Rushmore State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
South Dakota National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the South Dakota Addiction Hotline is free and anonymous for any resident to receive assistance with addiction. Call 866-210-1303 anytime to be connected with a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The website also offers links to helpful resources and much more. Call now. Help is standing by.
Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
The state’s Department of Social Services has an entire branch, BHS, dedicated to helping residents with any type of mental/behavioral disorder. Click here to visit their comprehensive website, complete with resources and external links, or call BHS direct at 605-773-3165.
Since 1974, the Helpline Center has been available for SD residents to get free help and resources regarding any type of mental or behavioral disorder. Today, they’re partnered with 211 and are still running strong. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected with a specialist. Visit the Helpline Center website by clicking here.