Browse By State:
Montana Drug Addiction Recovery and Treatment Programs and Centers

mmontana

Montana is known for its blue skies, wide-open land, and its border with Canada. All of those things put together make it a hotbed for marijuana abuse, because the drugs are easily grown in-state or smuggled in from the north. However, the DEA says that methamphetamine is the biggest problem in Montana, and meth addiction admissions to Montana’s drug and alcohol treatment centers have increased by four hundred percent in the last fourteen years.

Even though the state has a population of less than a million people, its drug and alcohol abuse rates are among the highest in the entire country. Also, most of Montana’s citizens have a low perceived risk of the use of tobacco and marijuana. These “harmless” substances in fact cause the most admissions to Montana’s rehab centers.

1

Office of National Drug Control Policy, Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse

State of Montana Profile of Drug Indicators

July 2008

On the Native American reservations and in the western portion of Montana, cocaine is the most widely abused drug. There are four tribally owned drug and alcohol treatment centers in Montana, and there are eleven more that are owned by the federal government. The rest of Montana’s drug and alcohol treatment centers are privately run, either for- or non-profit. Private doesn’t mean unattainable, though- eighty four percent of Montana’s drug and alcohol treatment centers get some public funding, making them available to more of the state’s people.

As is the case in so many other states, most of Montana’s drug and alcohol rehab centers (over 95%) are run on an outpatient basis. There are eight treatment centers in Montana that provide residential treatment, which is ideal for severe addiction issues. These programs work by removing the patient from stress and temptation. Because of the rarity of these programs in Montana, those that need them may have to look a little harder for help.

All of Montana’s drug and alcohol programs are not the same. Each one is run a little differently, and all services may not be available in all areas. Most of them use a mix of counseling, detox, behavior modification, and continuing support after the program is completed. There are seven programs in Montana that offer treatment for opiate addiction, and there are eleven doctors in the state that can dispense buprenorphine or methadone. These drugs are useful in the minimization of cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Just like in many other states, the parents of teens in Montana need to be especially vigilant and educated. They should learn the symptoms and signs of drug use, and be ready to step in if they are seen. Many drug and alcohol addictions get their start in the teenage years, and if they aren’t stopped, they can lead to a lifetime of struggle and misery.

Those that think they may be addicted to drugs should see their doctor, where they will be evaluated for addiction severity and other factors. Then, the doctor will refer them to an appropriate Montana drug and alcohol treatment program.

Bannack-Dell-Dewey-Dillon-Glen-Grant-Jackson-Lakeview-Lima-Monida-Polaris-Red Rock-Wisdom-Wise River-Busby-Crow Agency-Decker-Foster-Garryowen-Hardin-Kirby-Lodge Grass-Muddy-Pryor-Quietus-Saint Xavier-Chinook-Coburg-Fort Belknap-Fort Belknap Agency-Harlem-Hays-Hogeland-Leroy-Lloyd-Lodge Pole-Lohman-Savoy-Turner-Eustis-Radersburg-Toston-Townsend-Winston-Bearcreek-Belfry-Boyd-Bridger-Edgar-Fromberg-Hillsboro-Joliet-Luther-Red Lodge-Roberts-Silesia-Warren-Washoe-Albion-Alzada-Boyes-Capitol-Ekalaka-Hammond-Mill Iron-Ridge-Adel-Armington-Belt-Black Eagle-Cascade-Fife-Fort Shaw-Great Falls-Hardy-Monarch-Neihart-Portage-Sand Coulee-Simms-Stockett-Sun Prairie-Sun River-Tracy-Ulm-Vaughn-Big Sandy-Carter-Eagleton-Floweree-Fort Benton-Geraldine-Highwood-Iliad-Loma-Montague-Shonkin-Square Butte-Virgelle-Waltham-Garland-Horton-Ismay-Kinsey-Knowlton-Locate-Miles City-Mizpah-Sheffield-Shirley-Volborg-Flaxville-Four Buttes-Madoc-Peerless-Scobey-Whitetail-Glendive-Hodges-Hoyt-Intake-Lindsay-Marsh-Richey-Anaconda-Crackerville-Opportunity-Warm Springs-Baker-Ollie-Plevna-Webster-Willard-Buffalo-Christina-Coffee Creek-Danvers-Denton-Fergus-Garneill-Grass Range-Hanover-Heath-Hilger-Lewistown-Moore-Ross Fork-Roy-Suffolk-Valentine-Winifred-Apgar-Bigfork-Columbia Falls-Coram-Creston-Essex-Evergreen-Holt-Hungry Horse-Kalispell-Kila-Lake McDonald-Lakeside-Marion-Niarada-Olney-Pinnacle-Polebridge-Somers-West Glacier-Whitefish-Amsterdam-Anceney-Belgrade-Bozeman-Francis-Gallatin Gateway-Grayling-Logan-Manhattan-Maudlow-Sappington-Three Forks-Trident-West Yellowstone-Willow Creek-Brusett-Cohagen-Jordan-Mosby-Sand Springs-Babb-Blackfoot-Browning-Cut Bank-East Glacier Park-Kiowa-North Browning-Saint Mary-Santa Rita-South Browning-Starr School-Barber-Belmont-Cushman-Franklin-Lavina-Ryegate-Bearmouth-Drummond-Hall-Maxville-Philipsburg-Ravenna-Box Elder-Fresno-Gildford-Havre-Hingham-Inverness-Kremlin-Laredo-Rocky Boy-Rudyard-Simpson-Basin-Boulder-Cardwell-Clancy-Corbin-Jefferson City-Montana City-Whitehall-Arrow Creek-Benchland-Geyser-Hobson-Hughesville-Kolin-Moccasin-Raynesford-Stanford-Utica-Windham-Arlee-Big Arm-Charlo-Dayton-Elmo-Finley Point-Kicking Horse-Moiese-Pablo-Polson-Post Creek-Proctor-Ravalli-Rollins-Ronan-Saint Ignatius-Swan Lake-Augusta-Austin-Broadwater-Canyon Creek-Craig-East Helena-Gilman-Helena-Lincoln-Nelson-Unionville-Wolf Creek-Chester-Joplin-Lothair-Whitlash-Eureka-Fortine-Libby-Rexford-Roosville-Stryker-Trego-Troy-Ural-Warland-Alder-Cameron-Ennis-Harrison-Jeffers-McAllister-Norris-Pony-Sheridan-Silver Star-Twin Bridges-Virginia City-Waterloo-Brockway-Circle-Vida-Weldon-Lennep-Martinsdale-Ringling-Sixteen-White Sulphur Springs-Alberton-Haugan-Lozeau-Saint Regis-Saltese-Superior-Tarkio-Bonner-Clinton-Condon-De Smet-Frenchtown-Greenough-Huson-Lolo-Lolo Hot Springs-Missoula-Orchard Homes-Seeley Lake-West Riverside-Delphia-Klein-Melstone-Musselshell-Roundup-Chico Hot Springs-Clyde Park-Cooke City-Corwin Springs-Emigrant-Gardiner-Livingston-Miner-Pray-Springdale-Wilsall-Cat Creek-Flatwillow-Teigen-Winnett-Bowdoin-Chapman-Dodson-Landusky-Loring-Malta-Morgan-Saco-Sun Prairie-Wagner-Whitewater-Brady-Conrad-Dupuyer-Heart Butte-Ledger-Valier-Biddle-Broadus-Coalwood-Epsie-Moorhead-Olive-Otter-Powderville-Sonnette-Avon-Blossburg-Deer Lodge-Elliston-Garrison-Goldcreek-Helmville-Ovando-Fallon-Mildred-Terry-Conner-Corvallis-Darby-Florence-Grantsdale-Hamilton-Pinesdale-Stevensville-Sula-Victor-Andes-Crane-Enid-Fairview-Lambert-Nohly-Savage-Sidney-Sioux Pass-Bainville-Brockton-Culbertson-Froid-McCabe-Poplar-Volt-Wolf Point-Angela-Ashland-Brandenberg-Colstrip-Forsyth-Hathaway-Ingomar-Lame Deer-Rock Springs-Rosebud-Sumatra-Vananda-Belknap-Dixon-Heron-Hot Springs-Lonepine-Paradise-Perma-Plains-Snider-Thompson Falls-Trout Creek-White Pine-Antelope-Coalridge-Comertown-Dagmar-Homestead-Medicine Lake-Outlook-Plentywood-Raymond-Redstone-Reserve-Westby-Butte-Divide-Janney-Maiden Rock-Melrose-Ramsay-Walkerville-Absarokee-Columbus-Dean-Fishtail-Limestone-Molt-Nye-Park City-Rapelje-Reed Point-Big Timber-Greycliff-McLeod-Melville-Agawam-Bynum-Choteau-Collins-Dutton-Fairfield-Farmington-Pendroy-Power-Devon-Dunkirk-Ethridge-Galata-Kevin-Oilmont-Shelby-Sunburst-Sweet Grass-Bighorn-Hysham-Myers-Sanders-Beaverton-Fort Peck-Frazer-Glasgow-Glentana-Hinsdale-Larslan-Lustre-Nashua-Opheim-Oswego-Park Grove-Richland-Tampico-Vandalia-Wheeler-Harlowton-Hedgesville-Judith Gap-Shawmut-Twodot-Carlyle-Wibaux-Acton-Ballantine-Billings-Broadview-Comanche-Custer-Huntley-Laurel-Lockwood-Pompeys Pillar-Shepherd