South Dakota

South Dakota

South Dakota Substance Abuse Statistics

The South Dakota state page provides you with a quick overview of issues relating to drug and alcohol addiction, South Dakota statistics, and SD drug rehab centers.

It should be noted that these South Dakota statistics are not intended as an academic reference. The data collected is from State and Federal sources.

South Dakota Addiction Treatment Statistics

In 2010, there were 14,615 individuals who entered drug and alcohol rehabs in South Dakota. 72.1% of those that entered alcohol and drug treatment were males and 27.9% were females.

Alcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab Admission Statistics for South Dakota in 2010


South Dakota ranked among the highest percentage of people abusing illicit drugs or dependence upon alcohol in 2006. That same year, there were 59 alcohol and drug rehabs in South Dakota. This number has been fairly stable since 2002.

24 facilities offered residential drug and alcohol treatment and only one were certified to offer opiate addiction treatment. Patient admissions for abuse of illicit drugs combined with alcohol have gone from 28 % in 1998 to 41% in 2005.

Alcohol Addiction in South Dakota

In 2010, 11, 319 people entered substance abuse treatment in South Dakota. South Dakota rates for alcohol dependence ranked high for the national average. 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.

South Dakota rates for alcohol dependence ranked high for the national average

Commonly Abused Drugs in South Dakota

Over the last fifteen years, there has been a steady increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for marijuana and methamphetamine addiction.


Over 60% of drug treatment admissions in 2007 were for marijuana abuse. Marijuana was the most commonly cited drug of abuse for those entering treatment. There were 1,959 individuals who entered treatment for marijuana addiction; of that number 73% were males. Unfortunately, the largest age group seeking treatment for marijuana addiction was 12-17 year olds.


methamphetamine-thumbnailStimulants/ Amphetamines

Stimulants including methamphetamines and other opiates were the second most commonly mentioned drugs of abuse for those entering treatment. Methamphetamine and amphetamine abuse is growing. In 2010, 649 people entered treatment for amphetamine dependence.


prescription-drugs-thumbnailOther Opiates
There were 357 people who were admitted for treatment of opiate prescription drugs, while 52% of those admitted were female. The largest age group for those admitted for opiates other than heroin was the 21-25 year olds.


South Dakota Drug and Alcohol Fatalities, Injuries and Drug Court Statistics

  • 34 people died from the consequences of drug use in 2007.
  • South Dakota ranked below the national average for drug induced deaths.
  • In the last published report on DEA figures, the 2005 report indicated that there were 16 meth lab seizures. That figure was down nearly by half from 2002 and 2003.
  • In 2005, there were 85 drug arrests in South Dakota.

South Dakota Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources

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