Addiction Issues

The definition of addiction has evolved to include a large number of categories. Typically, addiction has often been used to reference substance problems and gambling issues. However, if there is something in a person’s life that is “substantially impacting” their ability to work or to relate with others, then that “thing” can be an addiction. If you or someone you know someone who is having difficulty stopping a behavior, then please contact the South Dakota Mines Counseling Department.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
Our modern society is bombarded with images of how we are supposed look, act, and dress. People can develop an eating disorder as a response to controlling their body image. These disorders, bulimia and anorexia, can consume a person's life. If left untreated these disorders can have severe emotion and physiological problems that can even result in death. The counseling staff at South Dakota Mines is available to help students who are impacted by eating disorders. If you are having a problem, then please seek help.

Web Resources
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) The online source for information and help with eating disorders.
Something Fishy is a useful online resource for help with eating disorders

Sex Addiction and Pornography

Web Resources

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick J. Carnes
In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior by Patrick Carnes, David Delmonico, and Elizabeth Griffin
Cybersex Exposed: Simple Fantasy or Obsession? by Jennifer Schneider and Robert Weiss

Need Help?

We have a staff of counselors available to help you, anytime.

Office Phone: 605-394-1924
Counseling Email:
Location: Surbeck Center, Main Level (across the hallway from the Dean of Students' office)   

Duane Kavanaugh
Director of Counseling
394-1924 or 394-6988  

Kettie Rindelaub
394-1924 or 394-2719