Since the 1970s, the Dakotah Pride Center has been providing culturally-sensitive residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of The Lake Traverse Reservation.
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate have approximately 13,000 members throughout the US and overseas. The tribal headquarters, where its treatment centers are located, is in Agency Village, South Dakota. The reservation spans counties in Southeastern North Dakota and Northeastern South Dakota. Unlike many tribal treatment centers, non-tribe members are invited to access services at Dakotah Pride for a fee.
Treatment and Staff
Outpatient treatment at Dakotah Pride is offered at the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) level of care. The curriculum incorporates culturally-sensitive teachings of the tribe’s values and customs along with the 12-step framework and evidence-based therapy. The duration of the program is six weeks and clients meet for group therapy from 9 am to 12 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Clients also have individual therapy as-needed.
Dakotah Pride’s treatment team is made up primarily of Licensed Addiction Counselors (LACs). Groups usually have 12 to 15 participants and use CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Matrix Model to help clients learn coping skills and handle triggers. Clients in need of medical care or dual diagnosis support are referred to nearby Indian Health Services facilities for appointments with physicians and psychiatrists. Twelve-step meetings are an integral part of treatment at Dakotah Pride and clients are asked to attend them outside of treatment (the frequency is determined in their individualized treatment plan).
Dakotah Pride has dedicated groups for methamphetamine users in recovery as well as groups tailored to adolescents in recovery.
For aftercare, clients can attend a weekly relapse prevention group. Dakotah Pride encourages families to take an active part in treatment, and it hosts a family group for support and addiction education. The reservation also hosts a New Year’s Eve Sober Pow-wow for the community.
For over 40 years, Dakotah Pride Center has been helping tribe members of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate heal from substance abuse through its culturally-sensitive residential and outpatient treatment programs. Its outpatient program is responsive to the needs of the community, with dedicated groups for meth users and adolescents and referrals to mental health practitioners for dual diagnosis support.
Dakotah Pride Center Outpatient
420 Dakota Ave
Agency Village, SD 57262
Dakotah Pride Center Outpatient Cost: Tribe members receive funding from I.H.S.; insurance and self-pay for non-tribal members. Reach Dakotah Pride Center at (605) 742-3114 and by email at [email protected]. Find Dakotah Pride Center on Facebook
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