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Wilderness Treatment Center

4.0 Great (14 Reviews) |
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200 Hubbart Dam Road
Marion, Montana 59925

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

  • Wilderness

Facility Highlights

Ranch Environment

Individual Treatment

Adolescent Treatment

Philosophy

Wilderness Treatment Center offers residential addiction treatment for teen and adolescent males between the ages of 14 and 24. Treatment includes experiential adventure therapy, 12-Step services, family programming, individualized planning, medical supervision, and more. Clients are provided the opportunity to earn high school credits while participating in treatment. Courses provided include physical education, english, social studies, and psychology.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Ben Dorrington
Director of Admissions, Counselor, L.A.C.

Ben is a Licensed Addictions Counselor and a native of the Flathead Valley. He has a degree in Psychology from Linfield College and has been working at Wilderness Treatment Center since 2003. Ben is an avid golfer, fisherman and softball enthusiast.

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Chase Sewell
Business Development Manager

Since beginning his journey in recovery, Chase has worked with many programs helping adolescents and young adults achieve sobriety. He has spent his career in several recovery residences, an intensive outpatient program as a group therapist, and working with a drug screening company doing field work with clients.

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this place is a scam. The only reason they have a high success rate is because it is measured on a low timeframe of sobriety while patients are still in another sober living. The cabins you live in are very old, small, and you share them with 8 people. Then you spend 2 weeks out in the wilderness. That part can be fun, however, the gear you are using is all very old and has been used my multiple people before you (Even the 2 pairs of socks you get for your 14 -21 day adventure in the wilderness with no showers or bathrooms). I support people getting sober but they should go to AA instead of going here. Also you spend the weekends doing chores around the farm. So it's like you are paying them a ton of money and in return you get to do work for them which is obviously messed up. You can seriously recover from this disease for free. Since completing this rehab. I have seen people who were in it with me. However none of them are sober. You have to be ready to actually quit, you can't just send them here. Also You only get two monitored calls with your family per week. I think they have a lot to hide from families that they don't want them to see as far as how they run their program. Overall seems like a very dishonest business.
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This place It is completely toxic it’s truly disgusting I’m not one of those ppl who think normal manly things are toxic. no!!! I absolutely love the outdoors and think this place is horrendous my number is 734 497 1299 I lost all the toe nails on feet during a “trip” and the pack was too heavy for me I was 135 lbs at the time of the “trip“ My pack was too heavy for me and I could barely move already on top of my feet being sour because I lost my toe nails and was then bullied for not being able to keep up awhile I was injured the staff said absolutely nothing they said well we are stuck out here there’s nothing we can do they actually made bets with each other if my foot would turin green and fall off!!!
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As a parent whose son attended WTC, the only weak link I observed in this otherwise stellar treatment center is the way one of the owner's sons, who is a counselor working directly with the boys, is allowed to degrade and provoke the boys. I want to clarify that the other son who works in the administrative end, presents himself in a professional manner. However, he seems to allow the other to sabotage the treatment the facility is providing. He was observed during family week dealing with the boys in a nontherapeutic, punitive, and aggressive way. I can only imagine how he treats the boys when families are not present. I am surprised he continues to have a license as a counselor. The dynamic at play reminds me of the family dynamic in an alcoholic family, in which the alcoholic, is enabled, and the family hides the disease and covers it up to keep up the family image. It was observed that the nonfamilial counselors have to do damage control and do not have the power to address this unhealthy dynamic stemming from a family run business if they want to stay employed at WTC. When his treatment of the boys was brought up by the boys in group therapy meetings, there seemed to be an unspoken rule to redirect this discussion. The mother, who is the owner, seems to protect her adult son from consequences of his nontherapeutic, unprofessional, and unethical behaviors. It is sad that an otherwise outstanding facility continues to allow this family member to undermine the good work they are trying to do. IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO BE REMOVED FROM DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE BOYS. The other staff members seem to have learned to either keep quiet and ignore, sometimes even defend, the bullying and unprofessional interactions with the boys. Truly, I am surprised that other boys and family members have not complained more about his behaviors. He was not obseved having problems with boys who conformed to his bullying and did not oppose him. However, any boy who defied his treatment and refused to be broken, has no avenue to discuss the treatment they are experiencing. And once the mother is informed that one of the boys has cursed her son with the same words he used with them, it seems the staff rejects the boy. Just as a sick family turns on the family member who won't conform and keep the family's secret. Most of these boys have experienced trauma in their pasts with abusive adults, and his treatment, seems to add another layer of trauma. THIS PROBLEM WITH WTC NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE BOYS, THE STAFF, AND THE COMPANY.
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Our family is so thankful for this treatment center. My son attended at the age of 18 after fighting addiction for several years. It was the beginning of the road to recovery for our family. He also choose to leave the facility after a week, however we did not rescue him and allowed whatever consequences to occur. He decided to return and complete the program. WTC has all the ingredients to begin recovery and help young men who are desperate. The staff is the most qualified and caring people you will find in a rehab center.
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The most unprofessional program that exists. My son who was 18 years old attended WTC because they assured us that they are able to handle teenagers who attempt to leave programs and that was not true. After my son left his third time they basically called me when my wife and I were vacationing and said that they are going to drop my son off at a homeless shelter. My son has never been away from our home and they\'re threatening me to put my son in a homeless shelter? I had my attorney call them which at that point they took him to the airport. Disgusting place and unprofessional in every way.
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4.3
Great
I went to WTC in 2004-ish(?) at the age of 16. I am now 27. Life has not been easy. I have been to two rehabs since and spent time in numerous jails and years exploring the depths of self-destruction. I have also been diagnosed with an acute and severe form of depression/anxiety/personality disorder and I honestly believe the only thing that has kept a gun out of my mouth after all these years was the life-affirming experience of WTC. Even when I have felt the walls are caving in around me, I have clung to my time at WTC as proof I could withstand anything. As a person suffering from chronic self loathing and low esteem, my mind returns to wilderness solos, clearing avalanche trails and toting a pack half my weight up mountain peaks as a high water mark of my potential. Drug addiction and mental illness are tragic and unpredictable circumstances, so a success rating is inherently unfair to any institution treating them. The odds are against them. But of all the heartache, disappointment, and financial burdens my addictions have caused my family, I dont feel the least bit bad about my time in montana. Money well spent. It\'s the foundation on which I built what self worth I possess, and a standard to which a hold my ambitions. I remember my legs feeling weak 10 minutes into some hikes out on \"trip\" and having to labor through one last step thousands of times over. And knowing that perseverance even exists within my person is without a doubt the only reason I\'m still here or stand a chance. Thank you WTC. You taught me who I am and I have carried and conducted myself, despite my struggles, with the tiny flicker of hope and self-respect I gained there. My life is not a success story, but I\'m here and I\'m trying because of you.
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4.7
Excellent
Good structure/schedule. Have seen everything since its been open for so long Strict but fair Have been sober over 10yrs. Great facility
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4.3
Great
Simple, clear cut, no ability to "cheat" while there No fancy amenities; but I do not believe that those are needed in true rehab. This sticks to the basics of getting clean and getting counseling.
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4.7
Excellent
Extracurricular activities, individual attention A good mix for the right person
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4.3
Great
wilderness training as alternative expensive
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5.0
Excellent
Not the treatment centers fault. They were excellent, the boy is a hard core addict. Great outdoor experiences. Groups and individual hikes and campouts and etc. Mountain climbing, etc. Also counciling sessions.
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3.5
Very Good
its away from civilazion but too far from civilization. its ok but not sure long term.
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Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction Treatment.
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5.0
Excellent
It's a great place. They will make you work for your sobriety. So, if you aren't ready to get sober, don't go there. This is ONLY for people SERIOUS about recovery.
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