It can be difficult to admit to yourself or your loved ones when your use of alcohol or certain substances have been difficult to manage or control.  It’s important to know that substance misuse, addiction and mental illness can happen to anyone, even in the Dakotas. In fact, addiction is a common, chronic disease, just like diabetes or obesity. It’s okay to reach out, to ask for help, or just to get more information.
Community health center providers in the Dakotas are doing all they can to address stigma, answer questions, make recommendations, and provide treatments without judgment. Click here to find your nearest health center and learn more about their providers and resources they offer.
Below is a list of partner organizations for both North Dakota and South Dakota. We will continue to update this list as more information and resources become available.


Treatment Locator (SAMHSA) or
find a community health center near you.  North DakotaSouth Dakota

Strengthening the Heartland 
Strengthening the Heartland (STH) was developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty from South Dakota State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension. With generous grant support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, STH is dedicated to providing services that prevent opioid misuse in rural communities across the Dakotas.

Face It TOGETHER provides effective peer coaching to people living with addiction, including loved ones. Coaching is available to any location by secure video. Financial assistance is available to cover the cost of coaching for those impacted by opioid addiction.


South Dakota Opioid Resource Hotline (1-800-920-4343)
The Resource Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be answered by trained crisis workers to assist in finding local resources for you or a loved one.

Opioid Texting Support
Text OPIOID to 898211 to connect with local resources that best fit your needs. Answer a few questions and get help for yourself or a loved one who is struggling.

Helpline Center: Opioid Prevention Resources
The Helpline Center provides opioid prevention resources including an online local and statewide database search that will connect you to opioid support services in your area and printable PDF community guides.

Helpline Center: Opioid Care Coordination Program
The Helpline Center provides additional one-on-one support for people struggling with opioid misuse or those who have a loved one struggling with opioid misuse. Informational videos explaining the program can be viewed on YouTube.

Better Choices, Better Health SD
Better Choices, Better Health SD offers free education workshops for adults living with chronic pain. Participants learn skills to safely manage pain and balance life in a supportive group environment. 

Register for an event in your area.

South Dakota Addiction Treatment Services
The Division of Behavioral Health accredits and contracts with substance use disorder treatment agencies across the state to provide quality services to both adults and youth. Services include: screenings and assessments, early intervention, detoxification, outpatient and residential treatment services. Funding assistance may be available, contact your local treatment agency for more information.

DSS Behavioral Health Quick Reference Guide


North Dakota Prevention Resource & Media Center
The North Dakota Prevention Resource and Media Center (PRMC) provides effective, innovative and culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention infrastructure, strategies and resources to individuals and communities across North Dakota.

North Dakota Substance Abuse Prevention Basics
Stop Overdose campaign
Lock. Monitor. Take Back. campaign

2-1-1 is a simple, easy to remember, free number that connects callers to information about health and human services.  2-1-1 callers in North Dakota will be connected to FirstLink 2-1-1 Helpline, which provides confidential listening and support in addition to information and referral.

North Dakota Behavioral Health Human Services 
The Behavioral Health Division provides leadership for the planning, development, and oversight of the state's behavioral health system. The Division works with partners within the Department of Human Services and the state behavioral health system to improve access to services, address behavioral health workforce needs, develop policies, and ensure quality services are available for those with behavioral health needs.
Contact Us
North Dakota Behavioral Health Division
[email protected]