Dakota Pride Center in Sisseton, SD

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(4.7 of 5)
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388 Dakota Ave
Sisseton SD 57262

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Located on the Lake Traverse Native American Reservation in northeastern South Dakota, Dakota Pride Center is a 12-bed, short-term inpatient program for Native American adults and teens faced with chemical dependency. The center also provides outpatient treatment for adults and teens aged 11 to 17.

Dakota Pride Center does not offer detoxification services or medication management, but does provide transportation to a social detoxification program at Serenity Hills in Watertown, S.D.


The facility’s webpage provides few details on its approach to treatment. A few admissions criteria, however, are in place: all clients are required to be drug and/or alcohol free at least 72 hours prior to admission and must meet DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for substance abuse. Also, clients must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for the adult program and between 11 and 17 years of age to be eligible for the teen program.

As a program designed for Native Americans, the treatment curriculum may integrate traditional Native American practices and beliefs. Upon completion of inpatient treatment, clients seeking additional support may attend outpatient sessions as a transitional, “step-down” aftercare service. Dakota Pride Center also runs a continuing care program for recent graduates.


There is currently no information provided by the organization regarding its treatment staff.


This 12-bed facility offers a therapeutic, supportive environment that promotes wellness, peer support, and recovery. Individuals who complete inpatient treatment may transition into either the organization’s outpatient track and continuing care program.


Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from alumni of Dakota Pride Center. On Citehealth, however, an alum called Dakota Pride Center “a dedicated and qualified treatment center.” Although they gave an overall rating of only three out of five stars, this alum labeled the center “a great place to start to learn to get your life back on track.”[1]


The single loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date approved of some areas of the facility, but was more critical of others. They left three-star ratings for the level of family participation, the counseling options, and the exercise and leisure opportunities, but only two stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, the treatment for co-occurring issues, and the holistic treatments. “They focus on the recovery of each person. Should be longer,” the reviewer wrote. “I would send the word out to others [to] go here, but they only help Native American’s.”


Programming is free for anyone eligible for Indian Health Service. Non-eligible clients may receive services through self-payment or private health insurance.

[1] http://citehealth.com/reviews/15652

Published on July 2017

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They focus on the recovery of each person. Should be longer. I would send the word out to others too go here but they only help native American's.

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