In 1971, a foundation was created by a group of concerned individuals from Sioux Falls. The Community Committee on Alcohol Abuse or CCAA would later become Carroll Institute. CCAA began as a clearing house of information on Alcohol Abuse and a first point for referral to help for those in need. The Arch transitional living facility was open later than year to help with those needing further support for their recovery. DUI School and assessments for both students and adults and classroom instruction were among the first services offered through the CCAA. This was the first wave of prevention services and this occurred in Sioux Falls more than a decade before the “Just Say No” campaign of Nancy Reagan. In 1973, Lynn Carroll accepted the opportunity to become
first acting director of CCAA. Carroll Institute is named after this founding pillar of the 12 Step Recovery community. Lynn Carroll discovered 12 Step recovery in Center City, Minnesota at the same location that would later become the world renowned Hazelden Treatment. Lynn Carroll was integral in guiding Hazelden through its formative first 2 decades and then brought this excellence in treatment care to Sioux Falls with the establishment of Keystone Inpatient Treatment on August 4th, 1973. In 1979, The Arch added detoxification services to its offerings and continued to reach out to the Sioux Empire. At the end of the 70s, CCAA offered prevention to assessment to treatment to transitional living, which was a true and complete continuum of care that few agencies have ever successfully achieved.