Addiction Recovery Month: An inside look at treatment in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — September is Alcohol and Addiction Recovery Month.

In Rapid City, the Care Campus works around the clock, helping people get clean and stay clean.

According to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office annual report, over 26,000 people used Care Campus services in 2019 which was their first full year of service. Nearly 7,000 of those admissions were related to addiction treatment and the detox program.

“We focus on any substance, so drugs and alcohol, meth, heroin, alcohol, we do some with marijuana in our outpatient programs,” says Kate Dietz, a Clinical Supervisor at the facility.

Their initial detox program allows people to stay at their facilities, typically for around 24 to 48 hours. This gives them the opportunity to sober up and then establish further treatment in order to combat the addiction.

Treatment options are both individual and in group settings.

“Any of our programs can have up to 15 clients in a particular group, so we work on trying to get clients in as fast as possible with still keeping it to the fidelity of each of the programs,” Dietz said.

The Care Campus offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, including an intensive outpatient program, where patients meet with professionals three times a week for around six weeks. Among their programs is a four-to-six week inpatient program focused on treating meth addiction.

“So it’s an easier transition to get them to be successful when they do leave here and we always hook them up with aftercare so that way they have that continued support,” Dietz added.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Care Campus is not currently accepting walk-ins, but they encourage patients to call and schedule over the phone.

You can contact them at (605) 394—6128 or email them at this link.

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