Oglala Sioux tribe Comprehensive Substance Abuse Program

Alcohol and Drug Services for the Oyate to Begin a Healing Journey


Our peoples generational trauma manifests itself in addiction. Addiction, therefore, reflects our loss and grief. Healing from addiction must include our cultural norms and healing practices.


We believe that the Lakota Oyate (People) have endured hundreds of years of grief, pain, and loss. Our Oyate have learned to cope with this loss through the use of alcohol and other drugs. We as Lakota service providers, believe that we can help our people to heal using our life experiences and our culture to overcome alcohol and drug addiction.


Our hope for our Lakota Oyate is to live a life free of alcohol and drug addiction - this hope must be built upon a foundation of our Lakota values, a natural relationship with the earth and a sense of balance within the self. These teachings are all part of the Anpetu Luta Otipi effort - which then impacts the family, the community, and the next generation.


The Lakota values are strongly emphasized in the program. The traditional Lakota values of generosity, wisdom, courage, respect and bravery guide all aspects of the program. These Values provide the foundation for a healthy, alcohol/drug free lifestyle.

The 7 Directions Toward Healing

Specifically designed for the Lakota Oyate. A culturally based curriculum which utilizes the Lakota values to assist the Oyate in realizing how their use of chemicals negatively affects all parts of themselves and their family. A guide for living a Red Day - a life free of alcohol and drug addiction.

Services Provided by Anpetu Luta Otipi

Outpatient counseling, assessments, referral, continued care, residential treatment, and DUI classes. The Program meets all requirements for Indian Health Service standards of care and is recognized by the SD State Devision of Alcohol/Drugs to provide Intensive Inpatient and Outpatient services. Clinical staff are nationally certified chemical dependency counselor/trainees. Services are provided for both youth (12 to 17 years) and adults (18 and over).

The Oyate will Leave the Program With:

Information and knowledge on how alcohol and drugs affect them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. A sense of self worth. A foundation of self respect. A willingness to make the effort to “Live in a Red Day” without alcohol or other drugs.

Scope of Work

EARLY INTERVENTION - A non-residential program providing direct supportive client contact, indirect or collateral client contact, community information and coordination and liaison services. This includes walk-ins, telephone contacts, family referrals and critical care contacts.

DUI CLASSES - 8 and 12 hours of education.

OUT-PATIENT FOR YOUTH/ADULTS who meet the criteria for this level of care or who are awaiting impatient treatment will receive the following services:

  1. - Treatment Needs Assessment

  2. - Treatment Planning with systematic treatment plan review

  3. - Individual Counseling up to twelve sessions

  4. - Group Counseling

  5. - Family Services

  6. - Client Education

IMPATIENT PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL SERVICES - Anpetu Luta Otipi provides residential services with each cycle averaging a 30 day stay.

CONTINUED CARE/AFTERCARE - The following activities are provided for up to 24 months following completion of residential or outpatient treatment:

  1. - Relapse prevention education

  2. - Aftercare planning

  3. - Monthly Individual Aftercare plan review

  4. - Healing ceremonies

  5. - Weekly Aftercare support groups

  6. - Support system coordination and sponsor recruitment

Requirements for any Services

  1. - Adults: Male or female 18 years of age and over. Adolescents: Male or female 12 to 17 years of age.

  2. - Consent by the parent or legal guardian must be given, in writing, in order to provide services to an adolescent.

  3. - Degree of Indian Blood or tribal Enrollment number.

The following documents must be completed and on file before an admission date for residential inpatient services will be given:

  1. - Alcohol/Drug evaluation which recommends residential/inpatient care by a Certified Level II Chemical Dependency   Counselor

  2. - Completed Physical Exam

  3. - TB Skin Test (PPD). A TB Skin test with a positive reading must be cleared for treatment by a Licensed Physician

  4. - In addition, adolescents must also have: Immunization records, School Transcripts, Birth Certificate, Social Security card, Signed MediCaid card.

Anpetu Luta Otipi is a nicotine free (non smoking/smokeless tobacco) facility. Nicotine Cessation Education is provided.

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