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SpringBoard Recovery was born from the passion and personal experience of its founders. We understand the real-world challenges of early recovery and are here to help and we are passionate about helping our clients lead balanced, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

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Substance abuse is easy to slip into but hard to break out of. At SpringBoard Recovery, our passion is to help each person end their addictions through drug and alcohol rehab. Located in beautiful Arizona, we have recovery housing available for those who travel in from another state. SpringBoard Recovery is accredited with The Joint Commission and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.

“Improvement is a constant process of adjusting care for the best outcomes. We frequently adapt our treatment to meet the unique needs of the clients currently in our care.” Laura Nuss, Executive Leadership

Traveling From Bismarck, North Dakota to Arizona for Rehab

Leaving town to go to rehab for drug and alcohol addictions has become more common. In fact, going somewhere else can be the best chance for recovery in some cases. Some good reasons to travel for rehab include:

  • Getting away from bad influences. It can be harder to stop drinking or using drugs when someone is around the people who also have an addiction.
  • A fresh environment. Being in a location where a person used or got drunk can make it harder to avoid temptation early in the recovery process
  • The right treatment options. Sometimes the type of recovery treatment that is available nearby is not what will be most effective.
  • Focus on recovery. For people with a lot of obligations going out of state allows them to focus on getting clean. They can make their recovery top priority.
  • Insurance coverage. Not all treatment facilities accept every kind of insurance. Getting treatment form an out of network program can be very expensive

SpringBoard Recovery is in Scottsdale, Arizona. A scenic area with great weather. A positive environment is the best place to make life changes.

Does Health Insurance Cover Rehab?

The Affordable Care Act requires that health insurance covers some mental health and substance use treatment. Coverage is different for each health insurance company. SpringBoard works with many of the top insurance companies in the United States.

We can verify benefits for anyone who is considering coming to SpringBoard for recovery treatment. We want everyone to get all the help they need without a lot of out-of-pocket expenses. Verifying health insurance benefits allows us to create the best recovery plan for each person.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Drug and alcohol addiction is widespread across the United States. Some of this problem does happen in North Dakota, including Bismarck.

An article reporting on a study done by 24/7 Wall St declared North Dakota the drunkest state in the country in 2018. This study showed that almost 25% of adults 18 and older reported binge drinking. During the same time frame, North Dakota had the highest rate of alcohol driving deaths, 46.7%. The national average is 30%.

The Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Community Health Improvement Plan for 2019-2021 shows some statistics for Burleigh County. The information in this report is from 2011-2015:

  • 20.8%-25.2% of adults reported binge drinking in the past thirty days. Binge drinking is 5 or more drinks on one occasion for men, 4 or more drinks for women.
  • 4.6%-7.2% of adults reported heavy drinking in the past thirty days. Heavy drinking is more than 2 drinks per day for men, more than 1 drink per day for women.
  • 1.3%-4.5% of adults reported driving after having too much to drink in the past thirty days.

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health also released an Intoxication Management Community Forum report on November 20, 2018. The data collected for this report is from December 2017 and January 2018. The people responding in the survey were asked to rank a concern on a scale between 1 (no attention needed) and 5 (critical attention needed). The results were:

  • Drug use and abuse ranked 4.53 out of 5
  • Alcohol use and abuse ranked 4.19 out of 5
  • Abuse of prescription drugs ranked 4.27 out of 5
  • Culture of excessive and binge drinking ranked 3.74 out of 5

Also in the survey, 42% of the people reported binge drinking at least once per month. The breakdown of that number:

  • 24% said they binge drink once a month
  • 11% said they binge drink once a week
  • 6% said they binge drink 2-3 times a week
  • 1% said they binge drink almost every day

The Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health 2019 Annual Report shares that the group continues to use state opioid grant funds. In 2019, 139 individuals were trained on the use of Narcan for responding to opioid overdose. 51 doses of Narcan were used, saving 32 lives. The Bismarck police department used 29 doses in 2019, saving 21 lives.

A news article from February 23, 2021 says the opioid epidemic is getting worse in North Dakota. The Bismarck deputy police chief says in 28 years of law enforcement he has never seen anything like they are seeing now. In Bismarck there were 36 opioid overdoses in 2019, in 2020 there were 102 overdoses. The fatalities increased from 4 to10.



Getting and staying sober is very challenging, but with the right support network and tools, it's completely attainable.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

The SAMHSA locator tool shows 14 substance use treatment programs in a 25-mile radius of Bismarck, North Dakota. There are:

  • There are 5 programs that offer detox services
  • There are 13 programs that offer outpatient services
  • There are 7 programs that offer partial hospitalization programs or day treatment
  • There are 9 programs that offer intensive outpatient treatment
  • There are 3 programs that offer outpatient methadone or naltrexone treatment
  • There are 13 that offer traditional outpatient treatment
  • There are 6 short term residential programs
  • There are 6 long term residential programs
  • 7 programs offer telehealth services

What to Expect During Rehab


This is the first step in drug and alcohol addiction recovery. When a person stops using drugs and alcohol the body goes through changes because it was used to having the substance. This process is called detoxification.

The changes happening in the body create withdrawal symptoms. This is an unpleasant process, and sometimes it can be dangerous. It is best to have professional help to get through the detox process. There are different ways to go through detox:

Inpatient Rehab

The step after detox is to start therapy to make sure someone stays sober. For some people, the best option is an inpatient facility. Inpatient rehab lasts for twenty-eight days. During this time patients live in the facility full time and have twenty-four-hour-a-day support. Some programs do detox and inpatient rehab in the same location.

Outpatient Rehab Programs

Outpatient therapy is more flexible. With outpatient therapy, the client attends therapy programs but lives at home or in a sober living home. There are different levels of outpatient rehab.

Additional Recovery Options

12-Step Programs and Support Groups

12-Step groups are local peer support groups. The most well-known groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These support groups encourage each other to live sober. There are groups for family members of addicts to help them cope with the problems that come with an addicted loved one.

SMART Recovery meetings are not a 12-step based program. They provide various science-based resources for people to use to change their behavior patterns. They are not a professional program. They do have many tools available online to help people who want to stop substance use.

There are several types of meetings available in the Bismarck, North Dakota area:

Sober Living Homes

Sober living homes are a safe place for someone to stay after going through detox and inpatient programs. They can attend outpatient rehab while they are living there. Sober living homes do not have in-house therapy. 

There are specific rules for staying in a sober living home. No drugs or alcohol are allowed in the house. Residents may have to pay rent. They usually need to help out with household chores during their stay. This is a good option for someone who has traveled out of state for addiction treatment. SpringBoard Recovery has sober living options available.


Our treatment programs are custom tailored to your specific needs. One phone call is all it takes to start your recovery from drug & alcohol dependency

Additional Information About Treatment

Helping people successfully end their drug and alcohol addictions is what we do at SpringBoard Recovery.  We work with each person to create a treatment plan that suits their needs. What helps one person during the recovery process may not work for someone else.

SpringBoard Recovery has comfortable sober living properties available for people while they are in treatment. We are available to help anyone from Bismarck, North Dakota become and stay sober. Contact us today to get started.

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