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Overdose Loss Support Group ↗
Emily’s Hope is offering a support group in Sioux Falls, SD for adults who have lost someone close to them to fentanyl poisoning or drug overdose.
Face It TOGETHER
Face It TOGETHER provides confidential, evidence-based peer coaching for those impacted by addiction, including loved ones. They do not require sobriety or follow a one-size-fits-all program. They can help you make sense of your loved one’s addiction and focus on positive ways to influence change.
They also do their best to provide low- or no-cost coaching whenever possible. In 2020, more than 80% of all completed coaching sessions were provided at no cost to members.
Let’s face it better, together.
An intervention can motivate someone to seek help for alcohol or drug misuse, compulsive eating, or other addictive behaviors. Discover when to hold one and how to make it successful.
Organizing an intervention is not easy, which is why many people look to a professional interventionist for help. These professionals plan and stage the intervention, guiding loved ones through the entire process from start to finish. When professional interventionists are involved, the chances of a successful intervention increase.
Addiction Solutions 605
Addiction Solutions 605 is an organization, Servicing the Midwest region to guide families, friends, and business associates through the intervention process. The goal is to urge the addicted or impaired person and their family to accept help and to get on a path to recovery.
Are you looking for resources to help you support someone struggling with addiction? Is someone else’s addiction negatively affecting you? Perhaps you’re seeking an alternative to tough love? SMART Recovery provides effective, easy-to-learn tools to help you and your loved one.
Their meetings – available both in-person and online – provide concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one without supporting the addictive behavior. These tools also help Family & Friends better cope with their loved one’s situation and regain peace of mind.
Addiction Policy Forum – Alcohol and Drug Helpline
The Alcohol and Drug Helpline through Addiction Policy Forum has trained addiction counselors who provide free, confidential support for anyone in need of help with a substance use-related issue, including patients, their families, and providers.
Call or text today if you or a loved one needs help – 833-301-4357
Al-Anon and Alateen
Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing everyday experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking, whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program, and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.
You are not alone. Every day people turn to 211 for information and support – whether financial, family, health, or disaster-related. The call or text is free and confidential.
South Dakota Opioid Resource Guides:
Steps for involuntary commitment for addiction
People in the throes of addiction refuse to acknowledge they have a problem. One route people close to them can take is to have them committed into treatment involuntarily.
The South Dakota Department of Social Services put out a brochure on the steps to take in the involuntary commitment process for someone suffering from substance use disorder.
Emergency room doctors can also put an emergency commitment on a patient for up to five days, giving a family time to go through the IVC process.
Avoid Opioid Prescription Addiction
Opioids are highly addictive narcotics commonly prescribed to treat pain. South Dakota opioid deaths have increased since 2012. While they may provide relief for those struggling with chronic pain, opioids should be used only as directed by a prescriber.
Avoid Opioid SD is a great resource to learn about opioids and their harmful side effects and find help.
Just Think Twice
Just Think Twice is a website, especially for teenagers, that provides young people with detailed information on drug use and trafficking, including health, social, legal, and international consequences. This website presents facts straightforwardly – in a way that can help today’s teens make good choices with points that come straight from leading physicians, scientists, and legal experts.