Initial Contact with Clients Aberdeen SD

If possible, the BMDC component should be assigned its own phone number, and a receptionist answering the phone should respond with that component's name.

Avera Saint Lukes
(605) 622-5800
1400 15th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD
Hotline
(800) 952-2250
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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First Step Counseling Servs/Brookings
(605) 693-3629
7020 Sunset Road
Brookings, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Keystone Outpatient Program
(605) 335-1820
7511 South Louise Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Hotline
(800) 992-1924
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Well Springs Inc
(605) 342-0345
1205 East Saint James Street
Rapid City, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Community Counseling Services
(605) 352-8596
357 Kansas SE Street
Huron, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Avera Saint Lukes
(605) 622-5960x5960
1400 15th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Avera McKennan Hospital (BHS)
(605) 322-4079
1001 East 21 Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Data Provided by:
Addiction Family Resources
(605) 892-3039
608 5th Avenue
Belle Fourche, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

Data Provided by:
Avera Saint Lukes
(605) 622-5960x5960
1400 15th Avenue NW
Aberdeen, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Stepping Stones
(605) 995-8180
901 South Miller Street
Mitchell, SD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Initial Contact with Clients

nitial Contact With Clients

Receptionists and assessment staff members should be aware of the program’s advertisements, public service announcements, or other activities so that they can respond knowledgeably and professionally to telephone inquiries. Research participants report that any initial resistance or confusion by the treatment facility leads to a breakdown in the initiation process. A friendly, empathetic, and understanding atmosphere should begin with the first contact and continue throughout treatment and followup.

If possible, the BMDC component should be assigned its own phone number, and a receptionist answering the phone should respond with that component’s name. If an answering system is used, the message can distinguish the BMDC program from others offered by the agency. Callers may raise questions about BMDC’s specific components and its track record or demonstrated effectiveness to determine whether it can help them. They may be concerned about whether they will be treated in groups with people who use other drugs (e.g., cocaine) or alcohol. They may be relieved that BMDC specializes in treating “people like them” and pleased to know the program is based on scientific research. Callers need to know that the program is sensitive to their needs, that staff will take them seriously, and that the services are delivered professionally. MTP participants were apprehensive initially and wanted a counselor trained to treat marijuana problems.

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