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6140 South Curae Lane Sioux Falls, SD 57108


Hours of Operation

Monday - 8:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday - 8:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday - 8:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday - 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday - 8:00AM-5:00PM

Avera Addiction Care Center

The Avera Addiction Care Center, a department of Avera Behavioral Health, has more than 60 years of history as the Upper Midwest’s leader in behavioral health services. Located on the Avera on Louise Health Campus, in Sioux Falls, SD, this 20,000-square-foot residential treatment facility is for adults who wish to address drug or alcohol addiction. A one-of-a-kind care facility for the Upper Midwest, this center’s 28-day voluntary recovery program focuses on addiction treatment.

Adolescents can receive addiction care at our Helmsley Behavioral Health Center, located at the Avera Behavioral Health Hospital.

Photo Tour of the Avera Addiction Care Center

gathering place

The Gathering Place is the main building for programming, dining and group activities. The front room features comfortable furnishings and a fireplace. Visitors and new residents are greeted by a concierge.

medication room

A Meditation Room is respectful of all faiths, and is a quiet place for prayer, meditation or quiet reflection as well as small group meetings or family visits.

water feature in the gathering place

A water feature in the Gathering Place is among elements that create an atmosphere of peace and healing.

Dining room

All residents eat together in the dining room. Breakfast is “come and go” with made-to-order menu options such as omelets. Lunch includes items like soup, salad and a daily special, and evening meals are served family style.

The Lodge residential building

The Lodge is the residential building. It features a great room with comfortable furnishings and a two-sided fireplace.

The Lodge great room with tv

The Lodge’s great room offers several comfortable conversation areas, TVs and a business center.

The Lodge snack bar

A snack bar in the Lodge is available for residents throughout the day and evening.

Residential wing common area

Each residential wing has its own living space with comfortable furniture and TVs. Men and women are housed in separate wings, and wings have eight to 12 rooms.

Living area residential wing

Another view of a living area that is part of each residential wing.

Residential room interior

Each residential room has a full-size bed, desk, wardrobe and sink. Mattresses can be flipped for a pillow top or firmer surface per each individual’s preference.

fitness room

Physical wellness along with emotional, mental and spiritual wellness is an important component of the program. A fitness center in the residential building offers treadmills, elliptical machines, strength training equipment and a golf simulator

Three seasons patio

A three-seasons screened-in patio off the main entrance of the Gathering Place offers radiant heat from the ceiling to make it a pleasant place to hang out on all but the coldest days of winter.

Three seasons patio alternate view

Another view of the three-seasons patio.

Meeting room wide view

Meeting rooms accommodate groups for therapy sessions, education, art therapy and more.

meeting room table and chairs

This meeting room provides tables and chairs for a variety of seating options.

medical exam room

A medical exam room is available on site for residents who need to see a provider in a clinical setting.

Medical stabilization area

Four medical stabilization rooms are adjacent to a nurses station.

Alternate view of medical stablization area

Another view of the medical stabilization area. A nurse is on site 24/7 and a psychiatrist rounds regularly.

Private medical stabiliation room

Most residents begin their stay in a private medical stabilization room for 24 to 72 hours during which they will receive care and monitoring for mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. Then they can transfer to one of the other 28 residential rooms.

Addiction Care Personalized to You in a Home-like Setting

closeup of wine pouring into glass

Words from an Avera Addiction Care Center Resident

A previous resident shares heartfelt words about their experience and journey to overcome addiction.

Read the story

A world-class, residential addiction treatment facility, we offer two, one-story buildings with separate areas for programming and residential life. For adults 18 and older, the center offers a 32-bed residential building with private rooms and building wings separated by gender—and a second building for treatment, group dining and gathering.

Offering a home-like environment, the Avera Addiction Care Center includes peaceful courtyards and patios with fire pits, and walking paths offering a respectful, hopeful setting for residents. Additional residential life features include:

  • Comfortably furnished social areas with games, books, TVs and spaces for group gatherings and conversation
  • Various bed/mattress options, personal vanity desk and chair, along with soothing colors in rooms and across the facility —including relaxing artwork and photography décor
  • A calming water feature, aromatherapy and meditation room
  • A fitness center, a centering room and business center on-site with phone and Internet access
  • Delicious food with three daily meals cooked on-site, including a family-style dinner and snack areas and beverage options available at all times

View more of the facility and hear our behavioral health team discuss the philosophy of care that guided the creation of the Avera Addiction Care Center.

Join an Evidence-Based Addiction Recovery Program

Our 28-day residential treatment program focuses on drug and alcohol addictions after medical stabilization for withdrawal symptoms. Residents receive a tailor-made recovery program based on their personal needs. Multiple, evidence-based approaches are available — as there is more than one, single path to recovery. Residents participate in a minimum of 30 hours of clinical services each week.

Personalized treatment programs include aspects of varied approaches such as:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational interviewing and more

Mental Health Fact: Some 60% of patients in Avera’s behavioral health inpatient center have co-occurring disorders of addiction and another mental health condition such as depression or bipolar disorder. Yet after an acute stay in the hospital, many patients need ongoing addiction care at a greater intensity than outpatient services.

Here for You: A Multidisciplinary Behavioral Health Team

We provide you with a multidisciplinary team of behavioral health experts. This team includes master-level certified therapists licensed in mental health therapy and addiction, who get support from psychiatrists who are readily available. Nursing staff is available 24/7, and residents also benefit from navigators and nutritional support.

As a member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Patient Care Network, Hazelden curriculum is woven throughout the programming at our Addiction Care Center.

Choosing an Addiction Treatment Center: Tips from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

"Our region, like the rest of the country, has an addiction rate of around 10%. It’s a tremendously damaging illness that’s often hard to recognize and hard to treat. It’s taking lives."

- Matthew Stanley, DO, Vice President for the Behavioral Health Clinical Service Line and Medical Director of Avera Behavioral Health Services

Find Ongoing Recovery Support with Family Inclusion

The first 12 months of recovery can be the most challenging, and we want to give residents the best tools possible for success. A few things we provide include:

  • Tablets to use throughout a resident’s stay, with an app for therapists to communicate with residents and send them materials
  • Upon check-out, additional support that includes ongoing outpatient care or telemedicine sessions with therapists, as needed
  • A navigator who follows patients for one year after treatment to help monitor stability and prevent relapse
  • Family members are included in the recovery process, which is vital to long-term sobriety

"One of the most important drivers is our belief that addiction is a disease that needs to be treated rather than a character flaw that people should feel ashamed of."

- Thomas Otten, Assistant Vice President for Avera Behavioral Health Services

Overcome Addiction in Your Community

Make a donation to Avera and help your community to be healthier, stronger and free from addiction.

Adolescents can receive addiction care at our Helmsley Behavioral Health Center, located at the Avera Behavioral Health Hospital.

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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