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. One group is held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 5-8pm, another group is held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 5-8pm, and the last group is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday between 1-4pm. These groups are in the Rapid City Addiction Recovery office location.

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)
    • Specialized Relapse and Criminal Justice Group

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.

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.