Rapid City is the second-largest city in South Dakota and the county seat of Pennington County. Interestingly, many know the city as the “city of presidents”. A mountain ridge splits Rapid City into western and eastern parts. Perhaps the most well-known attraction of Pennington County is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Locals and tourists find wildlife parks, specialty shops, caves, water parks, and private museums in Rapid City equally attractive for recreational purposes. Unfortunately, like many people in other cities in the country, people of Rapid City have a problem with drugs and alcohol abuse. Luckily, Rapid City drug treatment centers are always available for those who seek help and want to get their lives back on track.
CDC County data shows a significant increase in the drug poisoning mortality rate. In fact, since 1999 this rate has more than doubled. Even so, drug possession and consumption is responsible for many arrests in Rapid City. In addition, drug-related arrests outnumbered those for driving under the influence of alcohol for the third year in a row.
Methamphetamine is the number one abused drug in Rapid City. In the meanwhile, Rapid City Journal reports that heroin and opiate use is on the rise in Pennington County. This means the number of drug overdose deaths will reach record heights. At the same time, people abusing marijuana became a problem for the local police authorities. The state of Colorado made it legal to sell marijuana and the drug is slowly making its way to South Dakota. Rapid City police department labels the phenomena “the Colorado effect”.
Thankfully, there is good news for people struggling with drug abuse in Rapid City. A recent report shows that around 7,400 people were admitted to drug treatment programs. As a matter of fact, these programs receive support from federal, state, local, and private sources. Rapid City contributed to the program with as much as $475.00 in 2016.
In addition, there have been some national breakthroughs as well. Last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which allocated more than $1 Billion in an effort to aid treatment efforts all around the country. Such funding means that treatment is available for those who want it.
Bottom line, if you or someone you know struggles with drug abuse, call us! Get Treatment has compiled a list of several of the best Rapid City drug treatment facilities and rehab centers. Our Addiction Counselors are always available at (888) 436-7297 to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. We are happy to help you choose the best facility for the type of treatment you need. Give us a call, we want to help you!