Tallgrass Recovery & Sober Living Homes in Sioux Falls, SD

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(4.6 of 5)
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27048 Tallgrass Avenue
Sioux Falls SD 57108

Tallgrass Recovery & Sober Living Homes Philosophy

Tallgrass Recovery embraces a spiritually based, 12-step program that emphasizes the common ground. As part of its 30-day residential program and extended stay Sober Living Homes, Tallgrass offers a community-based, mentor-focused curriculum. 150 volunteers share their experiences with residents, and provide guidance into how to apply the tools for recovery to everyday life.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

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Situated on the rural outskirts of Sioux Falls, S.D., Tallgrass Recovery & Sober Living Homes offers residential rehabilitation and recovery services to individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The nonprofit facility has a 30-day residential program, as well as two gender-specific sober living facilities. Medical detox services are not offered on-site.


Tallgrass Recovery’s 30-day residential program is highly structured and deeply rooted in the 12-Steps. A typical day includes scheduled meditation, mandatory chores, educational workshops, and AA meetings both on- and off-site.

Unlike other facilities, Tallgrass Recovery does not administer psychological counseling or medical treatment as part of its services. Instead, the facility offers a community-based program to help with recovery.

Tallgrass sober living homes provide the extra support necessary to the clients early in their recovery. There are two gender-specific houses currently — Norton, a women’s home, and Doodler, a men’s home. There is often a waiting list for these homes, since according to the Tallgrass Recovery’s website, they are the “only sober living homes in the entire state of South Dakota.”


According to Tallgrass Recovery's website, the facility is staffed by 200 community volunteer mentors, most of whom are also in recovery and 25% of whom are former clients of Tallgrass.


The facility has cozy shared rooms furnished with upholstered chairs, brick fireplaces, and views of Tallgrass Recovery’s idyllic, 10-acre campus.


While reviews of the center’s program are limited, the three alumni polled by Rehabs.com found Tallgrass Recovery’s approach effective. Mark gave his overall experience a rating of five out of five and told Rehabs.com as of June 2016: “They gave me the tools to stay sober for 5 years now.”

An anonymous alum described the volunteers and staff as “amazing,” and noted that she’d already recommended the facility to other friends and family. She also loved that “every volunteer and employee is in recovery,” and praised the aftercare component of the program, stating: “[They] gave me all the tools and contact information I needed… always welcomed back to the facility and can attend group mtgs.”

The respondents also gave the facility high scores for accommodations, meals, and cleanliness. Metrics that received mixed feedback were Tallgrass Recovery’s holistic offerings, leisure, and the amount of connectivity to loved ones not in treatment.


The single loved one polled to date by Rehabs.com gave the facility 4-star reviews on all most all of the 15 metrics evaluated, including treatment effectiveness, accommodations, meals and nutrition, family participation, affordability, counseling options, and the staff’s level of training and experience. The only criterion to receive three out of five stars was Tallgrass Recovery’s holistic treatment options. “Very nice local facility,” the anonymous loved one added.


Tallgrass Recovery charges a flat rate of $7,500 for its 30-day program. A few private insurance plans are accepted, including Sanford Health Plans and Avera Health Plans. Financing is available through the Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union.

Residence in one of the sober living facilities costs $500 per month and includes utilities and local phone calls.

Updated December 2016

Published on January 2017

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Very nice local facility

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Every volunteer and employee is in recovery. Amazing facility! Gave me all the tools and contact information I needed up leaving. Always welcomed back to the facility and can attend group mtgs.

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They gave me the tools to stay sober for 5 years now.

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