• Recovery Community Organizations

    Recovery Communities of South Dakota is a

    Recovery Community Organization.



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    Who Comprises a Recovery Community?

    • Recovery Communities of South Dakota is a peer based recovery community organization.
    • We are folks in long-term recovery from substance use disorder including
      • Family members
      • Friends
      • Recovery-focused trauma-informed addiction and recovery professionals
      • Organizations that reflect spiritual and secular pathways of recovery
      • Allies
      • Business owners
      • Law enforcement
      • Others in the community who will work with folks and find solutions

    (The Role of Community in Addiction Recovery William L. White, M.A., and Christy K. Scott, PhD)

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    Recovery Communities of South Dakota (RCoSD)

    • A peer-based Recovery Community Organization.
    • The majority of folks involved, volunteers and council members are in personal & long-term recovery. 
    • Members are committed to walking with individuals, families, and communities on their journey of finding recovery.
  • Peer Support Services


    Peer Support Services are defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as specialized assistance delivered by a person in recovery from a serious mental illness (SMI), substance use, or co-occurring mental and substance use condition, before, during, and after treatment to facilitate a recipient’s long-term recovery in the community. These services are considered evidence-based by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and are currently reimbursable as part of state Medicaid plans in at least 37 states. CMS defines a qualified peer support provider (Peer Specialist) as a self-identified consumer who is in recovery from a mental health or substance abuse condition and assists others with their recovery. The emerging role of family support services is also increasingly recognized where family members with shared experiences are able to provide ongoing recovery supports to those they serve.

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    Peer Support Services Improve Clinical Outcomes by Fostering Recovery and Promoting Empowerment

    Peer Support Services

    Peer support services provide necessary and important resources across the continuum of health care. This includes specialized services to help individuals in a behavioral health crisis, support and assistance facilitating their transitions across levels of care, and ongoing community support to foster recovery and improve community tenure.