South Dakota suffers high addiction rates considering it has one of the lowest populations in the country. With miles of expansive land and prairies, South Dakota makes an ideal setting for cultivating and producing marijuana and methamphetamine — the top two substance abused in the Rushmore State. South Dakota also suffers problems with heroin and opioid addiction like many other states in the U.S. being affected by the epidemic.
Studies show that Native Americans are more susceptible to substance abuse than those in other ethnic groups. South Dakota’s large Native American population contributes to its high addiction rates. Native American youth are also more likely to start using drugs at earlier ages than most other Americans.
South Dakota detox centers offer treatments that can help nearly anyone overcome substance abuse. Use Addictions.com to find and browse South Dakota detox centers, and to learn more about available detox treatments.