Montana Methadone Clinics

Montana Methadone Clinics
Community Medical Services- Bozeman 8707 Jackrabbit Lane Belgrade (406) 404-7900
Community Medical Services- Billings 2040 Rosebud Drive Suite 7 Billings (406) 969-4812
Community Medical Services-Kalispell 795 Sunset BLVD Kalispell (406) 260-4181
Community Medical Services-Missoula 2415 Catlin Street Missoula (406) 549-0114

Montana has its methadone clinics and (buprenorphine) suboxone doctors concentrated mostly in and around its metropolitan urban centers. With the recent rise in opioid addiction problems across the United States, more medical providers are preparing themselves to assist people suffering with moderate to severe opioid dependency. While some individuals are able to detox successfully from opioids under supervised care, many discover that medication-assisted treatment is necessary to help them either avoid painful opioid withdrawal or to facilitate their journey into long term recovery. Methadone and (buprenorphine) suboxone are the two most popular & effective medication-assisted therapies available for opiate addicted persons. Both medications are FDA-approved, SAMHSA endorsed, and have been successfully utilized in treating opioid addiction for more than a decade. With methadone in particular, its success profile dates back to over 40 years in the United States.

Beware of Fentanyl Effects

While it is fairly common knowledge these days, it bears repeating that fentanyl is leading to dramatic increases in drug overdose deaths. The Families Against Fentanyl group, using three years of CDC mortality data, recently concluded that fentanyl overdose had caused more deaths than the corona virus, automobile accidents, or suicide in the 18-45 age group.

Fentanyl is finding its way into other dangerous street drug combinations, and is consequently posing serious risks to both experienced and unexperienced users.

A December 2021 Wall Street Journal article mentioned that there were 100,000 fatal overdoses in the United States between April 2019 and April 2020. Fentanyl is making its way across the U.S. southern border smuggled in by Mexican drug cartels in a stream of drug trafficking that is yielding a constant challenge to U.S. law enforcement authorities.

Fortunately, community-based drug prevention programs across the country have begun including extensive discussions of the dangers of opioids and fentanyl as a common additive.

Opioid addiction in America will remain a chief concern for many more years to come. Securing local treatment and support has never been more important than it is right now.

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Faces of Recovery

The faces of recovery are as diverse as you can imagine. Decades ago, there were common stereotypes of addicts as people who looked a certain way and likely came from a shady side of the tracks.

Today, we now understand that addiction has impacted nearly every family and community across the country. It has crept into mainstream life to such a large extent that the old stereotypes have faded away, and in their place are pictures of everyday people like the ones we know and love.

Opioid addiction is an illness that can be successfully treated. This new reality provides hope and assurance that nearly any person, with proper support and treatment, can successfully manage this illness and regain their life.

However, the odds are not good for individuals who stay in active addiction and who postpone their entry into professional care. With the widespread proliferation of fentanyl and other adulterated street opiates, the risks have never been greater.

In the United States, there are a significant number of methadone clinics, buprenorphine clinics, and qualified physicians who specialize in the treatment of opioid addition using medication-assisted approaches. For the vast majority of opioid addicted people, medication is key in helping them to prevent extremely diffcult opioid withdrawal.

Once withdrawal sickness is effectively eliminated, then counseling & support can help restore a person’s life and open up new paths to the future.

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Treating Opioid Addiction

The science of treating opioid addiction has become increasingly popular in both medical circles and in the addiction treatment community.

For decades, medical professionals and even popular recovery organizations did not quite understand how giving an opioid addict a replacement medication could actually facilitate recovery.

Part of the dilemma was that those who defined “recovery” did so using an old school philosophical approach originally crafted for alcoholism. But science has taught us that not all addictions are exactly the same. While there are certainly commonalities between the various substance use disorders, there are very important distinctions and differences which affect the recovery process.

You cannot prescribe a medication that is effective with depression, and expect that same medication to resolve schizophrenia or an anxiety disorder. While they are all mental health disorders that can debilitate a patient, there are critical differences between these disorders and in the overall treatment plan for addressing each one.

Similarly with addiction, science is teaching us that a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery is detrimental and often unproductive.

With opioid addiction in particular, the disease progression is quite unlike most other addictive illnesses. While the medical profession has evolved that understanding, the recovery community and general society has at times struggled to comprehend the necessity of medication-assisted treatment for the opioid addicted.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s, Nurses, and Counselors all play a part in educating patients, their families, the community, and government on the key role that medication plays in the successful management of an opioid use disorder. Methadone, subutex, suboxone, vivitrol, and other medication choices make the difference between recovery success and repeated recovery failures.

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Overdose Fatalities Beginning to Decrease

Various news outlets are reporting new statistics which indicate deaths from opioid overdose are beginning to go down.

The Associated Press reports that for the first time in a decade overdoses among New York residents (outside of NYC) have declined 15.9%. Government officials are quoted as saying that about 80% of the overdose deaths were attributable to heroin or fentanyl.

The AP cited a new CDC (Centers For Disease Control) July 2019 study which showed overdose deaths in 2018 fell for the first time in nearly three decades.

Various public education efforts and New York’s Opioid Task Force are thought to be significant catalysts for the slowdown in opioid overdoses. The availability of naloxone has also been highly instrumental in impacting overdoses nationwide with many communities across the country now providing naloxone kits for free.

A number of metro areas in the U.S. are also examining the feasibility of mobile opioid treatment since transportation to clinics or physicians is often an impediment to accessing medication-assisted treatment resources.

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Comprehensive Opioid Treatment at Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) currently provides 58 top flight opioid addiction treatment centers in the United States. The company specializes in medication-assisted treatment using methadone, buprenorphine, and buprenorphine/naloxone.

BHG takes a patient-centered approach to treating addictive disorders offering counseling as a fundamental component of the overall treatment model. Because of this individualized treatment approach, 97% of patients surveyed indicate they would recommend BHG Recovery to a friend or family member suffering from opioid addiction.

Additionally, 99% of patients report that their mental health and quality of life improved since their BHG admission. 60% of unemployed patients were able to obtain employment after one year of treatment.

Hope, Respect, and Caring are tenets of BHG’s treatment program, and their staff strive to provide this from the moment a patient first walks in to receive help. All of BHG’s treatment centers provide care in an outpatient setting.

In 2019 and 2020, BHG Recovery added (10) additional U.S. clinics to the Methadone.US national directory list …

1. Franklin, VA – BHG Franklin Treatment Center
2. Chesapeake, VA – BHG Chesapeake South Treatment Center
3. Glen Allen, VA – BHG Glen Allen Treatment Center
4. Mobile, AL – BHG Mobile Treatment Center
5. Cullman, AL – BHG Cullman Treatment Center
6. Washington, DC – BHG Washington DC Treatment Center
7. Colorado Springs, CO – BHG Colorado Springs Treatment Center
8. Grand Bay, AL – BHG Grand Bay Treatment Center
9. North Little Rock, AR – BHG North Little Rock Treatment Center
10. Savannah, TN – BHG Savannah Treatment Center

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Montana Suboxone Doctors

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Montana Buprenorphine Suboxone Doctors
William Mark Reiter, M.D. 604 East Park Avenue
Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-7962
Curtis Kurtz, M.D. 8707 N. Jackrabbit Lane
Suite C
Belgrade, MT 59714
(406) 388-5572
Rickie Lee Pullen, D.O. Rimrock Foundation
1231 North 29th Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 248-3175
David G. Healow, M.D. 652 Park Lane
Billings, MT 59102-1931
(406) 855-1799
Dr. Kenneth Olson 2040 N 22nd Ave., #2
Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 586-5511
Thomas John Herr, M.D. Blackfeet Community Hospital
PO Box 760
Browning, MT 59417
(406) 338-6191
Cameron L. Grange, M.D. 802 2nd Street, SE
Cut Bank, MT 59427
(402) 318-4488
Bruce Robert Swarny Gabert Medical Services
107 Dilworth
Glendive, MT 59330
(406) 345-2654
Joan Dickson 100 1/2 South Merrill Avenue
Suite 24
Glendive, MT 59330
(406) 377-1179
Margo Johanna Hein-Muniz, MD. R.Ph. Northern Montana Hospital
Box 1231
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 262-3936
Margo Johanna Hein-Muniz, MD. R.Ph. 30 13th Street
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 262-3936
Charles Taylor Ellis, M.D. 311 Jackson Street
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 422-0414
Robert C. Sherrick, M.D. Community Medical Services
795 Sunset Boulevard, Suite F
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 260-4181
Robert T. Cale, M.D. Montana Center for Wellness & Pain
245 Windward Way, Suite 101
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-8488
Richard C. Wise, M.D. The Montana Center for Wellness
245 Windward Way, Suite 101
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-8488
Laura W. Pratt, M.D. The Montana Center for WellnessPain MGT
245 Winward Way, Suite 101
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-8488
William Hernandez-Alicea, M.D. Indian Health Service, NCSU
100 Cheyenne Avenue
Lame Deer, MT 59043
(406) 477-4400×6429
Edwin Rodriguez-Segarra, M.D. 100 Cheyenne Avenue
P.O. Box 70
Lame Deer, MT 59043
(406) 477-4400
Derek Harvey Gilbert, M.D. 2600 Wilson
Miles City, MT 59301
(406) 233-2600
Kenneth B. Cairns, M.D. Community Medical Services
2415 Catlin
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 549-0114
Daniel A. Nauts, M.D. Recovery Center Missoula
1201 Wyoming Street
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 693-7396
Andy Junior Sands, M.D. 2685 Palmer Street
Suite 17
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2537
Phillip M. Holman, M.D. 2685 Palmer Street
Suite A
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-2537
Kenneth B. Cairns, M.D. Tribal Health Facility
P.O. Box 880
St. Ignatius, MT 59865
(406) 249-3198