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  • According to the Montana Department of Justice, one in 10 Montanans struggles with drug or alcohol abuse. The state also ranks third in the country for age-adjusted alcohol-related deaths, and it’s estimated that more than 11,000 years of life are lost each year because of alcohol-related issues.

    Fortunately, Montana offers a variety of state-approved addiction treatment facilities for its residents. If you or a loved one struggles with a substance use disorder, you can learn more about your drug or alcohol rehab options below. 

    How To Find & Choose Addiction Treatment In Montana

    The Montana Department of Health and Human Services oversees addiction treatment in the Big Sky State. If you’re a resident searching for professional treatment for a substance use disorder, you can find help by:

    As you consider your treatment options, keep in mind that high-quality rehab facilities typically share many of the same features. 

    In your search for the right treatment center, it’ll benefit you to look closely at facilities that offer: 

    • evidence-based services, which have documented research proving their ability to improve treatment outcomes
    • accreditation from a state or national body that signifies the facility’s adherence to a high standard of care
    • a complete continuum of care, from detox and inpatient services to outpatient programs and aftercare support
    • licensed drug and alcohol counselors who have the training and experience to help you successfully overcome the physical and psychological effects of addiction 
    • individualized treatment plans that are designed based on your history, needs, and goals of treatment 

    As you evaluate treatment facilities, it’s also important to consider rehab program length, the cost of care, the types of payment accepted, and whether the programs align with your personal treatment goals.  

    Montana Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs

    In the state of Montana, substance abuse treatment typically begins with an individual assessment to determine your personal needs. Based on the results of your assessment, you may enter into a detox program and then progress to inpatient or outpatient rehab.  

    Treatment facilities throughout the state also offer relapse prevention planning, transitional services, and access to community resources to help individuals maintain long-term recovery.  

    Medical Drug & Alcohol Detoxification

    For many individuals, medical detoxification, which is designed to help people withdraw from drugs and alcohol safely, is the first step in the addiction treatment process.  

    Because withdrawal can produce uncomfortable side effects, you’ll receive 24-hour medical supervision and behavioral support throughout the detox process. Once you’ve successfully navigated withdrawal and its side effects, you’ll move forward with your treatment program.  

    Residential/Inpatient Drug Rehab

    As the most intensive form of alcohol or drug addiction treatment, inpatient rehab offers 24-hour care and support in a residential setting that encourages health and wellness. 

    Inpatient programs offer a variety of therapeutic approaches to help you overcome addiction, which may include dual diagnosis care for co-occurring disorders and medication-assisted treatment. 

    If you can attend inpatient rehab, this highly dedicated setting can help you focus solely on recovery rather than the obligations and stresses of everyday life. 

    Outpatient Addiction Treatment

    Outpatient addiction treatment services typically include partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and standard outpatient programs. This form of rehab requires you to travel to and from the treatment facility several days each week.  

    Often, outpatient treatment is used as a step-down level of care after a stay in a residential treatment facility. In some cases, it may also be used as a more flexible alternative to inpatient rehab.  

    Medication-Assisted Treatment

    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is designed to augment the treatment process for alcohol and opioid use disorders. Your treatment provider will determine if this form of treatment can help improve your likelihood of achieving long-term recovery. 

    In a MAT program, you’ll receive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and FDA-approved medications to help you manage the physical and psychological side effects of addiction. Medications vary by substance but may include methadone, naltrexone, or buprenorphine.  

    Aftercare Support

    For most people, addiction recovery is a long-term process that extends beyond the length of a typical rehab program. Aftercare support services provide continuing care to help you successfully manage your recovery after you complete a dedicated drug treatment program. 

    Support services can vary by facility but typically include sober-living housing, stress management, access to community resources, self-help group participation, and more.  

    Using Health Insurance For Addiction Treatment In Montana

    In Montana, your private health insurance plan may cover a portion or all of your addiction treatment program. Many treatment facilities in the state also accept Medicare/Medicaid and state insurance plans to help pay for the cost of care. 

    To find out whether your insurance policy includes coverage for rehab, you can:

    • Contact a treatment provider directly to inquire about insurance coverage
    • Call the number on the back of your insurance card to discuss the specifics of your plan
    • Speak with your HR benefits administrator if you have employer-sponsored insurance  

    If You Don’t Have Insurance

    If you’re a Montana resident and don’t have insurance, you may still be able to get help paying for addiction treatment. 

    Montana offers IHS-funded rehab programs for individuals of native descent, as well as income-based, sliding scale treatment services at certain facilities throughout the state.

    Montana Substance Abuse Facts

    Officials in Montana estimate that nearly 80,000 state residents live with a substance use disorder. Drug overdose is one of leading causes of injury-related death in the state, and countless families have been affected by substance abuse in Montana.

    Some key substance use facts gathered from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services include:

    • Around 64,000 state residents are estimated to have alcohol use disorder.
    • Over 40% of all vehicle-related fatalities are caused by drunk driving.
    • Alcohol accounts for an estimated 390 deaths each year.
    • Of all drug violations, meth accounts for 35% of them each year.
    • Over 90% of state residents with substance use disorder do not receive treatment.

    Although Montana sees fewer opioid-related deaths than the rest of the United States, and death rates have actually fallen in Montana since 2010, officials have still taken action to reduce opioid abuse and overdose in the state.

    Addiction Treatment At Ark Behavioral Health

    At Ark Behavioral Health, we operate a network of accredited addiction treatment facilities in Massachusetts. We offer a full continuum of care, from medical detox and inpatient treatment to outpatient programs and aftercare support services.  

    We’re proud to serve Montana residents at any of the following rehab facilities:

    Montana Addiction Treatment FAQ

    How Do I Access Treatment In Montana?

    To access addiction treatment in Montana, you can reach out to a treatment provider directly, speak with your primary care provider to get a referral, or use the Montana Crisis Text Line by texting “MT” to 741-741.  

    You can also visit the Montana Department of Health and Human Services website to learn more about substance use disorder services and resources.  

    What Does Addiction Treatment Look Like In Montana?

    Addiction treatment in Montana typically begins with detox and progresses to inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment. Rehab services usually also include relapse prevention planning and transitional services. 

    Keep in mind, though, that addiction treatment looks different for every individual based on their unique needs, history, and goals of treatment. Your treatment provider will develop an individualized rehab plan based on your personal needs assessment.  

    Does Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment In Montana?

    Yes, insurance covers addiction treatment in Montana. Most facilities accept private policies and many facilities also accept state insurance, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.  

    Can I Go To Drug Rehab In Montana Without Insurance?

    If you don’t have insurance, you may still be able to attend drug rehab in Montana. If you’re of native descent, the state offers IHS-funded rehab programs. If you’re not of native descent, you may qualify for sliding-scale treatment or reimbursements based on your ability to pay. 

    Are There Walk-in Opioid Clinics In Montana?

    Yes, Montana has walk-in opioid clinics throughout the state. These clinics are typically located in more populous cities, such as Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, Helena, and others.  

    Are There Free Or State-Funded Rehab Centers In Montana?

    Montana offers IHS-funded treatment services to individuals of native descent. Those who are not of native descent may qualify for sliding-scale payment based on their income and ability to pay.  

    How Long Does Drug Rehab Last In Montana?

    Most rehab programs last 30, 60, or 90 days. However, aftercare support services may continue for several months or longer after the completion of a dedicated rehab program. 

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.

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