South Dakota Alcohol Addiction Helpline

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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If you suspect you might have a drinking problem, don't wait to seek help. Call our hotline now for confidential advice, support, and the first step towards understanding your relationship with alcohol and beginning your journey to recovery.

Free Alcoholism Hotlines in South Dakota.

The alcohol-related death rate in South Dakota has more than doubled since 2011, per the state’s own Department of Health. Currently, the crude rate for alcohol-related deaths is 17.4 per 100,000 compared to the national average of 9.9 per 100,000. This places SD as the state with the sixth-highest rate in the nation.

Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in The Mount Rushmore State, but unfortunately, it’s the same story all across America. Fortunately, however, there’s plenty of free help out there for those in need. We want to share some of these resources with you. Alcoholism is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. Let us help you do just that.

Alcohol Awareness Helpline

The website alcoholawareness.org sponsors a 24/7 hotline that offers free help to anyone suffering from alcohol abuse. Call 855-955-0771 to be connected to a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The site also offers direct links to helpful resources and support groups. Their mission is to raise awareness of alcohol abuse by means of offering free help and resources. Call today.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS)

The state’s Department of Social Services has an entire branch, BHS, dedicated to helping residents with any type of mental/behavioral disorder. Click here to visit their comprehensive website, complete with resources and external links, or call BHS direct at 605-773-3165.

Helpline Center/211

Since 1974, the Helpline Center has been available for SD residents to get free help and resources regarding any type of mental or behavioral disorder. Today, they’ve partnered with 211 and are still running strong. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to be connected with a specialist. Visit the Helpline Center website by clicking here.

Concerned About Your Drinking?

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Understanding your relationship with alcohol is the first step towards making informed decisions about your health and well-being. Whether you’re questioning your drinking habits or seeking support, we’re here to help.