Adults, Adolescents & Children Living with Substance Use Disorders in Montana

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Substance Use

Western Montana Mental Health Center offers programs and treatment options for adults and youth suffering from addiction with alcohol or drugs, also known as Substance Use Disorders (SUD). All SUD services use evidenced based interventions to promote a healing recovery process for clients and their families. Some sites offer specialty programs for woman and criminal offenders.

Prevention services is the promotion of wellness through interventions that educate and support communities to prevent the use and misuse of substances. Prevention specialists work in a variety of capacities with members from many different groups in their communities.

Prevention Services

The Journey to Recovery Begins Here


Western Montana Mental Health Center treats clients struggling with substance use involving: 

  • Alcohol

  • Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, clonazepam, lorazepam, diazepam)

  • Heroin and prescription opioids (oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl)

  • Marijuana

  • Stimulants (cocaine, amphetamine (Adderall, Ritalin) methamphetamine)

Treatment programs include an initial assessment, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), residential housing, individual therapy, group therapy, and community support.

How do you know if you or someone you care about has an addiction?

Contact us to for a free confidential assessment. Our team will contact you within 1 business day to discuss the issues you or your loved one are experiencing and how Western Montana Mental Health Center can help.

Substance Use Fact


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1 in 7

Americans will misuse alcohol and/or drugs in their lifetime 


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Adult Treatment Services



A key ingredient for a successful film is music, which is the running thread through much of our film programming this year. Even if a film is silent, it still has music to transport us and enhance the story. Not only does music play a key role in many of our films we also have a very special musical treat in store for you. Professional pianist Cyrus Gabrysch will perform a live soundtrack to a classic slapstick movie. Good old-fashioned fun for the whole family! During the breaks more music will be provided by members of the Highfield Choirs singing songs from a wide range of memorable movies. Test your knowledge and see how many titles you can guess!


With the help of our partners ‘Splattermake’ and a number of local artists all visitors can take part in making creatures using natural materials as well as ‘junk’ and bring them to life at our Animation Station


Feeling creative? You can get stuck in with workshop facilitator Laura Kloss, who is returning this year with her amazing giant zoetrope. Make your own spinning zoetrope and learn how to turn still images into moving pictures or have a go at making an animation using Laura’s life-sized version.


Of course, all filmmaking starts with a story. Storytelling is a great art and we are pleased to invite local storyteller Sarah Hall to the festival who will captivate the audience with a specially created tale...

Western Montana Mental Health Center offers school-based programs, prevention services and comprehensive school and community treatment programs in multiple public-school districts. 

Child & Teen Treatment Services

Outpatient Programs

The following services are offered on an outpatient basis to youth/adolescents and families. Please contact your local Western Montana Mental Health Center office for more information on any of these services.

  • Substance Use Disorder Assessments
  • Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient therapy including group and individual sessions
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Use Disorder Day Treatment

Community Prevention Services

Clinic sites providing substance use prevention services tailor services to fit the needs of the community served. Activities may include mentoring, leadership development, support of after-school programs, provision of substance related information, and community education services. Community prevention programs and projects are aimed at reducing the far-reaching negative consequences alcohol and other drug abuse has on the community and the quality of life of an individual and the family.

Missoula Flagship Program

In Missoula, we also provide a unique school-based Flagship Program. The Flagship Program provides afterschool opportunities for youth in eight Missoula County Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Under the umbrella of the Western Montana Mental Health Center, Flagship offers a school-based program in mentoring and skill building. Our program focuses on four core components: academic achievement, health and wellness, art and culture, and pro-social development. Enrollment in Flagship afterschool programs is open to all youth at the following schools:

  • Franklin, Hawthorne and Lowell elementary schools
  • Meadow Hill, Washington and CS Porter middle schools
  • Hellgate and Willard high schools​​
Flagship is FREE of charge to all participants and families. Flagship is unique to Missoula and with community support we have sustained this model for 22 years. ​For more information go to


3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Washington, DC: HHS, November 2016.