Addiction Recovery Centers

of the Black Hills




Outpatient Treatment Services

Addiction Recovery Centers of the Black Hills (ARCBH) provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment services (IOP) for individuals who are struggling with problems associated with substance use and abuse, gambling addictions, and co-occurring disorders associated with substance use. Two groups are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 5-8pm in the Rapid City office, and a Telehealth group is held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 5-8pm with our Hot Springs office.

ARCBH strives to provide flexibly to individuals who have daily commitments such as work, school, etc., who can then participate in treatment that best fits their schedule. This allows individuals to live their daily lives, but still attend treatment to learn and explore healthier ways to cope and manage life’s situation.


There are several programs available for adults struggling with alcohol, drugs, addiction, and co-occurring disorders:

    • Alcohol/Drug Assessments
    • ART—Accelerated Resolution Therapy ®
    • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Substance Abuse (CBISA)
    • Continued Care
    • Individual Counseling
    • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)  
    • DUI Classes
    • Gambling Assessments
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) =  Is a form of psychotherapy that aims to reduce the emotional impact of traumatic memories by using eye movements. Rather than having the person recall the memory while engaging in eye movements, ART uses a technique called "imaginal exposure" in which the person is asked to imagine the traumatic event in a condensed and less distressing form. ART therapy does not require the person to speak in detail about the traumatic event, which can be beneficial for those who may be reluctant to talk about the event or who may have difficulty verbalizing their experience. ART does not require a person to verbally describe the traumatic experience.

Alcohol/Drug Assessments = This is a diagnostic evaluation to determine whether a person suffers from an alcohol, drug, or gambling dependency. During the course of the evaluation, the evaluator will gather information from the person and collateral sources such as loved ones about his/her past and current substance use/gambling and how it has affected his/her life. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the severity of the addiction based on symptoms and longevity of symptoms. This in turn will determine the best interventions needed.

Continued Care (CC) = Usually follows a higher level of care and is considered a step-down program to aid in long term recovery. CC helps clients move towards their ongoing goals of recovery. It provides individuals with tools and resources needed to manage their addiction, teaches ways to cope with triggers, stress of everyday life, cravings, how to deal with urges and cravings, and how to develop a sober support system. It takes approximately 25 classes. two hours a week to successfully complete

MRT = (Moral Re-conation Therapy) is a program to help clients reduce the likelihood of rearrests and re-incarceration by helping them avoid and stay away from illegal activity and problems in the future by redirecting their life through MRT and to help them realize that you can be a product of your past without being a victim of it. Conation refers to the mind, body, and spirit joining to drive decisions and re-conation means changing the way you make decisions.

CBISA Treatment Program = The CBISA program curriculum was developed by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute and refers to the legal effects of substance abuse. The use of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a behavioral theory that suggests that behavior can be conditioned or learned just as the actions are repeatedly performed become habits, so do repeated thoughts become habitual. An important goal of the group process is to help show how risky behaviors have influenced people’s lives in fact choices about use can be changed. The CBT framework is designed to help gain control over drugs, alcohol, cope with cravings, and manage thoughts about the use of substances. The client has various options for meeting times, and days that provides flexibility to meet the needs of the many clients who are referred to the CBISA Program.