Human Services Center

Chemical Dependency Treatment Services

The Human Services Center provides inpatient chemical dependency treatment for adults and adolescents. Jody Smith, MA, also serves as Director of the Steps Beyond Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program and the Gateway Adult Chemical Dependency Program.

Steps Beyond Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program

This program is accredited by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse as a 20-bed inpatient alcohol/drug treatment facility. Patients' referrals must be pre-arranged with the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Patients served are 13 to 17 years of age and must have a dependency diagnosis. The treatment is based on the Twelve-Step Program of Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous and is 60 to 120 days in length. Certified Chemically Dependency Counselors provide treatment on the Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program.

Gateway Adult Chemical Dependency

This treatment approach utilizes the Twelve-Step Program of Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous. The program is also accredited by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Department of Health as a 25-bed inpatient alcohol/drug treatment facility. All referrals must be pre-arranged through designated local referral centers with treatment placements made by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Patients must be residents of the State of South Dakota, must be 18 years of age or older, and must have a dependency diagnosis.

The Gateway Program is a highly individualized program designed to meet the specific needs of each patient. In addition, this program offers innovative treatment for patients with a Dual Diagnosis of mental illness/chemical dependency.