Substance Use

South Dakota Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in South Dakota (SD).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for South Dakota?

Below is a list of two free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in South Dakota for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
South Dakota Department of Social Services(855) 878-6057None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from South Dakota, the Mount Rushmore State, to call.

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List of Free South Dakota Addiction Helplines

South Dakota Department of Social Services

The South Dakota Department of Social Services provides a range of services and programs to help individuals and families in need, including those struggling with substance use disorder.

The department offers resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery, as well as support for families and children affected by substance use disorder. Its goal is to improve the overall well-being of individuals and communities throughout the state.

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in SD.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in South Dakota?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 271 deaths (up 292.8% from 2000)
  • 30.4 deaths per 100,000 people (up 234.1% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 892,717 (up 18.3% from 2000)

In 2010, there were 7,013 people who were admitted for alcohol abuse as the primary drug of choice with an additional 4,306 people who used alcohol in combination with a secondary drug.

In the same year, 11,319 people entered substance abuse treatment in South Dakota. South Dakota rates for alcohol dependence ranked high for the national average.

Drug overdose death rates have increased in South Dakota from 7.1 per 100,000 in 2011 to 12.6 per 100,000 in 2021.

In 2009-2010, South Dakota was one of the top ten states for rates of illicit drug dependence among persons age 12-17. Approximately 6.07% of South Dakota residents reported past-month illicit drug use.

In 2011, 59% of drug treatment admissions in South Dakota were for marijuana, and 21% were for stimulants (including methamphetamine).

High drug use and alcohol misuse are indicators of poor access to care in South Dakota. The statewide prevalence of binge drinking in South Dakota was 39.1%.

Participants who used drugs within the past year reported using marijuana, methamphetamine, and prescription pain relievers.

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