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In Montana and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Montana believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Montana families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Montana who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehabilitation Facilities to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Montana must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Montana, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabilitation Programs for illegal street drugs available in Montana. The differences between the Drug Rehab Facilities can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehabilitation Program is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Rehab Facility option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Montana Drug Rehab for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Rehab Facility in Montana will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Rehab Program. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehabilitation Facility without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab Program that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Treatment Program in Montana, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Rehab Facility should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Rehabilitation Facilities for illegal street drugs in Montana:

  • Montana Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Rehabilitation Centers or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Montana Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Treatment Programs are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Montana Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Treatment Program for illegal street drugs in Montana. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Montana Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Montana Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Montana Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Rehabilitation Center while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Montana Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Montana:
  • South Central Montana Regional
    South Central Montana Regional is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 1245 North 29th Street Billings, MT. 59101.
    South Central Montana Regional can be contacted by calling 406-252-5658.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Gateway Community Services
    Gateway Community Services is a Drug Rehab that is located at 26 4th Street North Great Falls, MT. 59401.
    Gateway Community Services can be contacted by calling 406-727-2512.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Consumer Direct Care Network
    Consumer Direct Care Network is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 100 Brookshire Boulevard Billings, MT. 59102.
    Consumer Direct Care Network can be contacted by calling 406-850-2371.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • South Central Regional MH Center
    South Central Regional MH Center is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 10 South Oaks Red Lodge, MT. 59068.
    South Central Regional MH Center can be contacted by calling 406-446-2500.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients
  • Benefis Hospitals Inc
    Benefis Hospitals Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 500 15th Avenue South Great Falls, MT. 59405.
    Benefis Hospitals Inc can be contacted by calling 406-455-2380.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Western Montana Tri County
    Western Montana Tri County is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 307 East Park Street Anaconda, MT. 59711.
    Western Montana Tri County can be contacted by calling 406-563-7038.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients
  • RMTC LLC
    RMTC LLC is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 920 4th Avenue North Great Falls, MT. 59401.
    RMTC LLC can be contacted by calling 406-727-8832.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients
  • Sunburst Mental Health Services
    Sunburst Mental Health Services is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 108 East 9th Street Libby, MT. 59923.
    Sunburst Mental Health Services can be contacted by calling 406-293-5284.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Eastern Montana CMHC
    Eastern Montana CMHC is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 507 North Lincoln Street Broadus, MT. 59317.
    Eastern Montana CMHC can be contacted by calling 406-234-1687.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Bullhook Community Health Center Inc
    Bullhook Community Health Center Inc is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 521 4th Street Havre, MT. 59501.
    Bullhook Community Health Center Inc can be contacted by calling 406-395-4305.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Crystal Creek Lodge Treatment Center
    Crystal Creek Lodge Treatment Center is a Drug Rehab that is located at 807 Piegan Street Browning, MT. 59417.
    Crystal Creek Lodge Treatment Center can be contacted by calling 406-338-6330 x6327.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Intermountain
    Intermountain is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 3240 Dredge Drive Helena, MT. 59602.
    Intermountain can be contacted by calling 406-442-7920.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients
  • Kalispell Regional Behavioral Health
    Kalispell Regional Behavioral Health is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 200 Heritage Way Kalispell, MT. 59901.
    Kalispell Regional Behavioral Health can be contacted by calling 406-756-3950.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Western Montana Addiction Services
    Western Montana Addiction Services is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 1325 Wyoming Street Missoula, MT. 59801.
    Western Montana Addiction Services can be contacted by calling 406-532-9800.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Sober Living Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • South Central Montana Regional MHC
    South Central Montana Regional MHC is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 212 Wendell Avenue Lewistown, MT. 59457.
    South Central Montana Regional MHC can be contacted by calling 406-538-7483.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital
    Providence St. Patrick Hospital is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 902 North Orange Street Missoula, MT. 59802.
    Providence St. Patrick Hospital can be contacted by calling 406-329-5630.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Community Medical Services
    Community Medical Services is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 795 Sunset Boulevard Kalispell, MT. 59901.
    Community Medical Services can be contacted by calling 406-206-3885.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Drug Detox Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Full Circle Counseling Solutions
    Full Circle Counseling Solutions is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 527 18th Avenue NE Great Falls, MT. 59404.
    Full Circle Counseling Solutions can be contacted by calling 406-952-0712.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Flathead Valley Chem Dependency Clinic
    Flathead Valley Chem Dependency Clinic is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 711 California Avenue Libby, MT. 59923.
    Flathead Valley Chem Dependency Clinic can be contacted by calling 406-293-7731.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Recovery Center Missoula
    Recovery Center Missoula is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 1201 Wyoming Street Missoula, MT. 59801.
    Recovery Center Missoula can be contacted by calling 406-532-9900.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Short-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired