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Population Data, Rapid City, South Dakota
There are currently 59,607 people living in Rapid City, South Dakota.
As of 2000, there are 4,776 married couples in Rapid City. There are 2,691 single parent families in Rapid City, SD. There are 7,467 families with children living in Rapid City.

Education Data, Rapid City, SD.
In Rapid City, there are 37,484 individuals with some type of education. Out of those people, 10,247 have graduated highschool, 12,452 have completed some college, and 10,014 have a bachelor degree or higher.

Income Data, Rapid City
The average family income in Rapid City, SD. is $44,838. There are 7,328 people living in poverty in Rapid City.

11,862 people in Rapid City, South Dakota own their own homes. 9,285 people currently rent in Rapid City. The average rent in Rapid City is $496.

Drug Intervention Expert Rapid City


A Drug and Alcohol Intervention in Rapid City is a process utilized when all other options have been exhausted in an attempt to help an individual in Rapid City overcome a serious problem such as drug or alcohol abuse/addiction. An intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into peoples' thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It usually involves an intervention specialist in Rapid City as well several people preparing themselves, approaching a person involved in some self-destructive behavior, and talking to the person in a clear and respectful way about the behavior in question. The immediate objective is for the person to listen and accept help.



A drug or alcohol abuser usually does not know they are out of control. They look at their peers and their own drug or alcohol use appears normal in comparison. Drug and alcohol abusers experience a lack of creativity, productivity, poor decisions, deteriorating relationships, and expensive mistakes. Far too often, alcoholics and drug addicts cannot make the right choice on their own to take action which will help them regain control of their lives. They need objective feedback on their behavior. Through a non-judgmental, non-critical, systematic process, drug intervention programs in Rapid City help the drug or alcohol abuser confront the impact of their alcohol or drug abuse on themselves and others.


It is understandable that the decision to plan a drug or alcohol intervention in Rapid City for a friend or loved one can be painful. Many times there is an underlying deep fear. This may be a fear of confrontation, fear of rejection, and/or a fear that it won't work. Leaving loved ones with only more intensified feelings of hopelessness, anger, and frustration, while the addict continues their self-destructive actions. A Drug Intervention specialist in Rapid City can carefully plan an effective intervention. This can be the key component that helps the individual go from the downward spiral of drug addiction and on to the road of recovery. Keep in mind no matter what happens on the drug intervention process, it will most certainly get the person's attention. If the person refuses to do what is requested, he/she nearly always changes for the better in some way, usually by accepting some form of help, either later that same day, the next day, the next week, or the next month or two.


A Drug Intervention Expert program in Rapid City can help you in developing a plan of action suited to your individual circumstances. They can help your friend, coworker or loved one get their lives back in order and overcome drug or alcohol addiction. An effective drug Intervention will see that the addict receives the necessary treatment he/she needs and beyond.


It was once thought that alcohol and drug abusers had to "hit bottom" before help could be offered and accepted. If you are waiting until the abusers hits "rock bottom" before you intervene, then you may be forced to watch them destroy their lives and deeply affect the lives of their families as well as others around them. It was also thought that an abuser could only get better if they were self-motivated to change. That is not always the case. Intervention can assist in the process of motivating the person to accept treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction and enroll into a drug rehab program.


The optimum time for a Drug Intervention is just after a major event, although it is important that the addict is sober at the time of the intervention. An example of such an event is if the person gets arrested, or when he/she has wronged (lied, stolen, cheated etc.) a person who has done these types of things will usually show emotions such as remorse or guilt. Another would be when a spouse is leaving them because of their addiction. Yet another would be after an overdose. Although you obviously don't want to risk the person's life by postponing forever, A Drug Intervention will be more effective after such events when the addict is down and feels like his/her life is in need of change.

STEPS OF DRUG INTERVENTION

  1. Stop all "rescue missions." Family members often try to protect the individual from the results of his behavior by making excuses to others about his problem and by getting him out of jams. It is important to stop all such rescue attempts immediately, so that the person will fully experience the harmful effects of his actions thereby become more motivated to stop.
  2. Don't enable him. Sometimes family members feel sorry for the person or tend to avoid the person, by letting him come and go as he pleases. This comes across to the person as a reward-after all, all he wants is to be left alone. Be careful not to reward by paying his bills, bailing him out of jail, letting him stay for free, etc. This kind of reward creates out exchange and criminal behavior.
  3. Time your drug intervention. If possible, plan to talk with the person when he is straight, when all of you are in a calm frame of mind and when you can speak privately.
  4. Be specific. Tell the person that you are concerned about his problems and want to be supportive in getting help. Back up your concern with examples of the ways in which his behavior has caused problems for you, including any recent incidents.
  5. Rapid City the consequences. Tell the person that until he gets help, you will carry out consequences-not to punish the person, but to protect yourself from the harmful effects of his behavior. These may range from refusing to be with the person when they are under the influence of a drug or alcohol, to having them move out of the house if they persist. Do NOT make any threats you are not prepared to carry out. The basic intention is to make the person's life more uncomfortable if he continues the behavior than it would be for him to get help.
  6. Find strength in numbers with the help of family members, relatives and friends to confront the person as a group but choose one person to be the initial spokesperson, an intervention counselor in Rapid City if possible should be present. It will be much more effective for the others to simply be there nodding their heads, than it would be for everyone to talk at once and "gang up on him." Remember the idea is to make it safe for him to come clean and seek help.
  7. Listen. If during your intervention the person begins asking questions like; Where would I have to go? For how long? This is a sign that he is reaching for help. Do not directly answer these questions. Instead have him call in to talk to a professional drug treatment counselor in Rapid City. Support him. Don't wait. Once you've gotten his agreement, get him admitted in a drug rehabilitation center immediately. Therefore, you should have a bag packed for him, any travel arrangements made and prior acceptance into treatment.


In many instances, a person suffering from drug or alcohol addiction will refuse the professional help that they desperately need due to their irrational psychological state; help they would receive at a drug rehab or alcohol rehab program in Rapid City. Due to the many physical and psychological problems caused by addiction, it is vital that a loved one bypasses the addict and takes charge of the situation by conducting an intervention on the individual. Intervention is a very effective process when properly employed by a professional intervention counselor in Rapid City, and the family of the addict that is resisting drug or alcohol addiction treatment in Rapid City. An intervention helps the addict realize the gravity of the situation and the negative effects the addiction has created in his or her life and the lives of his loved ones. If you live in Rapid City, South Dakota and your loved one has an alcohol or drug addiction problem and you have done everything that you can think of without success, do not give up hope! Call to speak with an Intervention Counselor now. You will be assisted by professionals with all of your needs, starting with the Intervention itself, to escorting your loved one to an alcohol rehab or drug rehab center, where your loved one can begin the recovery process and learn how to make the changes necessary to have a better life.

Local Listings in Rapid City, South Dakota:

Finally Sober Recovery Center
550 8th St Unit 312H Rapid City, SD 57701
Dr Jeffrey D Burns
2800 Jackson Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57702
The Physical therapy Center
1301 West Omaha Street Suite 115 Rapid City, SD 57701
Keystone Treatment Center
520 Kansas City Street Suite 210 Rapid City, SD 57701
Black Hills Psychiatry Associates
528 Quincy Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Soar Inc
2050 West Main Street Suite 4 Rapid City, SD 57702
Community Alternatives of the Black Hills Inc
5025 North Highway 79 Rapid City, SD 57702
KC Video Productions
1719 West Main Street Rapid City, SD 57702
Rehabilitation Medical Supply
2800 Jackson Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57702
Shupe David PT
2050 West Main Street Suite 4 Rapid City, SD 57702
Kristin Rock Ms III CCDC
3202 West Main Street Rapid City, SD 57702
Stubbe & Associates Inc
329 East Saint Joseph Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Roads Outpatient Treatment Program Inc
520 Kansas City Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Kirby-Hague Health Care PC
811 Columbus Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Massage for Health
1719 West Main Street Rapid City, SD 57702
Renka Richard P MD
528 Quincy Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Maher Patrick J - Ms LPC NCC
520 Kansas City Street Bsmt Rapid City, SD 57701
Wiebe Dan MA
1010 9th Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Soaring Eagle Treatment Center
919 Main Street Suite 101 Rapid City, SD 57701
Daiss Gary C
528 Quincy Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Corvel Corporation
2902 West Main Street Suite 3 Rapid City, SD 57702
Sprung Mike MSW CSW Pip
350 Elk Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Alano Society
325 Deadwood Avenue Rapid City, SD 57702
Pt-Ot Professionals Inc
2001 7th Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Schwietert James W DC
814 Columbus Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Alcohol and Drug Programs-City Ty Detox Treatment Cntnd
725 North Lacrosse Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Spine Pain Center
614 East Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57701
High Plains Physical therapy Associates Inc
614 East Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57701
Rehabilitaion services DIV
111 New York Street # A Rapid City, SD 57701
Promotion Rehabilitation Center
1136 Jackson Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57702
Simonson Mark J MD
1136 Jackson Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57702
Behavior Management Systems Full Circle
350 Elk Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Children's Care Rehabilitation & Development Center
2800 Jackson Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57702
Peniston William MA
518 6th Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Roads Inc
520 Kansas City Street Suite 210 Rapid City, SD 57701
Rehabilitation Doctors PC
1136 Jackson Boulevard Suite 3 Rapid City, SD 57702
Schleusener Jeffrey T MD
2805 5th Street Rapid City, SD 57701
South Dakota Telephone Reader
625 9th Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Youth & Family services - YFS Western Prevention Resource Center
202 East Adams Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Behavior Management Systems - Full Circle
350 Elk Street Rapid City, SD 57701
City County Alcohol and Drug Programs
725 North Lacrosse Street Suite 300 Rapid City, SD 57701
Holmes Bob Msw Csw-Pip LMFT
350 Elk Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Parkside Chiropractic Center
2800 Jackson Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57702
City/County Alcohol and Drug Programs
725 North Lacrosse Street Suite 300 Rapid City, SD 57701
OST Substance Abuse Healing Program
3200 Canyon Lake Drive Rapid City, SD 57702
Lawlor Brett D MD
1136 Jackson Boulevard Rapid City, SD 57702
Youth and Family services Inc Counseling Center
202 East Adams Street Rapid City, SD 57709
Terry Thomas G MA
528 Quincy Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Beverly Healthcare - Rapid City Locations- Care Center
916 Mountain View Road Rapid City, SD 57702
Kramlich Roberta Ann MA
528 Quincy Street Rapid City, SD 57701
WellSpring Inc
1205 East Saint James Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Behavior Management Systems
350 Elk Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center P C
7220 South Highway 16 Rapid City, SD 57702
Youth and Family Services Inc
202 East Adams Street Rapid City, SD 57709
Sweitzer Counseling
520 Kansas City Street Suite 210 Rapid City, SD 57701
Innovative Home Health & Staffing
1220 Mount Rushmore Road Rapid City, SD 57701
Wellsprings Inc
3402 Cottonwood Street P.O. Box 1087 Rapid City, SD 57709
Clinical Laboratory of the Black Hills
2805 5th Street Rapid City, SD 57701
Community Transitions
1636 Concourse Court Rapid City, SD 57703
Westlake Lisa PT
2050 West Main Street Suite 4 Rapid City, SD 57702
therapy Works Inc
2050 West Main Street Suite 4 Rapid City, SD 57702
Schutz Robert J MD
3615 5th Street Suite 101 Rapid City, SD 57701
Lifeways Inc
1010 9th Street Rapid City, SD 57701

 

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