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Addiction Treatment in South Dakota

State treatment data for substance use disorders are derived from two primary sources-an annual one-day census in N-SSATS and annual addiction treatment admissions from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). In the 2010 N-SSATS survey, South Dakota showed a total of 2,764 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (2,103 or 76%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 376 were under the age of 18.

Across the years for which TEDS data are available, South Dakota has seen a substantial shift in the constellation of problems present at treatment admission. Alcohol-only admissions have declined from over 60% in 1992 to 28% in 2010. Patients suffering from alcohol and drug abuse account for 60% of admissions in 2010.

South Dakota Addiction Treatment Admissions

South Dakota Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in South Dakota in 2010. The data shows that marijuana is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in South Dakota, followed by methamphetamine and other opiates, including prescription painkillers.

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment. It is conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). N-SSATS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, services offered, and number of clients in treatment at alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities (both public and private) throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Support for Community-Based Prevention in South Dakota

Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, Drug Free Communities (DFC) organizations mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use by creating local data-driven strategies to reduce drug use in the community. ONDCP works to foster the growth of new coalitions and support existing coalitions through the DFC grants. In FY 2011, the following South Dakota coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Action for the Betterment of the Community (Sturgis)
Spearfish Community Coalition
There’s Hope (Sisseton)

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