Dakota Pride Center

Dakota Pride Center


Located on the Lake Traverse Native American Reservation in northeastern South Dakota, Dakotah Pride Center provides inpatient and outpatient care for adults and teens aged 11–17 who are struggling with chemical dependency. Priority treatment is given to Native Americans, though non-Natives can also access treatment here, provided that they self-pay or use private insurance. The center appears to be one of the 35.5 percent of facilities in South Dakota that does not provide treatment for co-occurring mental-health disorders.

Dakotah 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.


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. The residential program provides 24-hour programming, while outpatient care is available only between 8 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The center’s website provides little specific information about its treatment modalities, but a former client’s loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com indicated that treatment is not strongly based on the 12-Steps and is relatively bare-bones. However, a reviewer on CiteHealth indicated that the program does refer clients to 12-step fellowships. As a program designed for Native Americans, the treatment curriculum may also 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, but the single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center two out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


This 12-bed facility offers a therapeutic, supportive environment that promotes wellness, peer support, and recovery. There’s no further information provided about the physical facility, though the single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center five stars for its accommodations and meals/nutrition, and three stars for its exercise and leisure offerings and its cleanliness.


Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from alumni of Dakotah Pride Center, but the center has mostly positive feedback on secondary sites, with a three-star rating, a four-star rating, and a five-star rating, spread between Google and CiteHealth.[1] [2] The comments are mostly general, with clients praising the valuable work Dakotah Pride does in the community: “This is a great place to start to learn to get your life back on track,” one reviewer wrote in a typical comment on CiteHealth.


The single loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date gave mixed feedback, indicating with a four-star rating that treatment was effective, but also giving just three stars for its family participation and two stars for its holistic offerings and ability to treat co-occurring disorders. “They focus on the recovery of each person. Should be longer,” the anonymous reviewer wrote.


Dakotah Pride Center is one of the 20 facilities in South Dakota that offer free programming for those eligible for Indian Health Service (IHS) or tribal insurance. Non-IHS-eligible clients may access services through self-payment or private health insurance.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] CiteHealth

Dakota Pride Center Reviews

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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.