Volunteers of America Dakotas provides a wide range of outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Based out of Sioux Falls, North Dakota, the organization is an affiliate of the nationwide Volunteers of America, a non-profit dedicated to offering affordable behavioral healthcare and community-oriented services to people throughout the United States.
Treatment and Staff
After an initial intake and assessment, staff create a tailored treatment plan for each incoming client. There is no detox facilitated at Volunteers of America Dakotas so individuals must complete that process elsewhere prior to beginning treatment. Several different outpatient tracks are available including an adolescent-specific program and an IOP for adults and adolescents. While IOP provides 50 to 60 hours of intensive care to teens and adults over the course of six weeks, more flexible outpatient plans are available as a less intensive option as well.
Specifics may vary for each person but all treatment utilizes evidence-based methods such as CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Matrix Model, in both group and individual sessions. Basic dual diagnosis support is available as well. While 12-step is generally the most common approach, SMART Recovery is also considered a peer-supported supplement to therapy.
Volunteers of America Dakotas provides a range of standalone mental health and behavioral counseling services through LifeMarks Counseling, which is essentially a private practice. Other specialized services include family and marital counseling through the organization’s Relationship University. Safe driving and diversion classes are also offered for DUI/DWI clients as are mental health and addiction assessments. For aftercare, clients are welcome to step down the intensity of therapy and continue attending treatment for as long as needed.
Overall, Volunteers of America Dakotas Outpatient is a well-rounded and affordable option for adults and adolescents seeking treatment for addiction and behavioral health issues. Treatment relies on evidence-based practices and support for either 12-step or SMART Recovery. For those in the area in need of a flexible and low-cost care option, Volunteers of America Dakotas’ outpatient programs are worth considering.
Volunteers of America Dakotas Outpatient
1309 W 51st St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Volunteers of America Dakotas Outpatient Cost: Free (state-funded). Reach Volunteers of America Dakotas Outpatient by phone at (605) 334-1414. Find Volunteers of America Dakotas Outpatient via Volunteers of America on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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