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Rocky Mountain Treatment Center

920 4th Ave N, Great Falls, Montana, 59401
Our philosophy is centered upon recognizing addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disorder characterized by compulsive use of drugs and/or alcohol. Treatment requires a holistic approach based on a biopsychosocial model of care. This includes the physical, emotional, behavioral, family, social, and spiritual needs of the client. Within Rocky Mountain Treatment Center, our clients are engaged in real life activities and pursuits, allowing each individual to confront challenges, explore ideas, and build their foundation for a flourishing and comprehensive lifestyle of recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Equine Therapy
  • Family Program
  • Recreational Therapy

Specialization

  • Individual Counseling

    All clients meet with their primary counselor weekly for individual counseling. Additional sessions are provided based on the needs of the client.
  • Equine Therapy

    Therapeutic interaction with our horses brings awareness to and helps develop interpersonal skills such as healthy boundaries, recognizing emotions, and equipping clients with the tools to improve damaged communication skills. Our equine therapy program is developed and run by a licensed addiction counselor, certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int’l.)

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Scott Jaynes, LAC
    Scott Jaynes, LACClinical Director
    Scott has been with Rocky Mountain Treatment Center for 5 years. He received his addiction counseling degree from the University of Great Falls. After working as a Licensed Addiction Counselor for many years, Scott moved into Rocky's Clinical Director position. When Scott has free time, he enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking with his wife of 25 years and his 3 dogs.
  • Dr. Brice Addison, MD
    Dr. Brice Addison, MDMedical Director
    Dr. Addison attended Mayo Medical School and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and addiction. Dr. Addison has worked in long-term care since 1984. He is also a member of the Great Falls Symphonic Choir and the American College of Physicians. When he has free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking, mountain biking, bicycling, opera and the symphony.

Financial Details

  • Financing Options Available

Treatment Center Links

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ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN TREATMENT CENTER

Located on the Missouri River in Great Falls, Mont., Rocky Mountain Treatment Center (RMTC) offers residential rehabilitation for alcohol and drug addiction. Treatment is holistic and 12-step-based, with a specialization in equine therapy. Medically monitored detoxification services and a day program are both available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

According to the Rocky Mountain Treatment Center website, same-day admissions are available for 30-, 60- or 90-day programs.

In addition to 12-step work and one-on-one and group counseling sessions, individualized treatment plans incorporate mindful meditation, recreational therapy, and Montana’s only equine therapy program. Optional and non-denominational spiritual programming is also available, including Bible studies.

The center’s three-day family program addresses co-dependency through educational and counseling sessions.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Rocky Mountain Treatment Center maintains a 3:1 client-clinician ratio and touts more than 350 years of combined staff sobriety. The treatment team includes a Mayo Clinic med school graduate with board certifications in addiction and internal medicine, a nurse practitioner, a master’s-level counselor, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)-certified therapist, and about half-a-dozen licensed addiction counselors (LAC). Treatment assistants are typically graduates of RMTC.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The surrounding mountains, plains, and Montana’s “Big Sky” provide the backdrop for Rocky Mountain Treatment Center’s emphasis on therapeutic recreation. Residents regularly hike at nearby state parks and visit local cultural and historical sites. Residents also have access to arts and crafts, a gym, and a weekly karaoke night.

The center is set in a restored, nearly 100-year-old three-story converted convent. Bedrooms are shared and the site has indoor and outdoor group meeting spaces. Nutritionally therapeutic meals are provided in a communal dining room. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The eight alumni reviews received by Rehabs.com for Rocky Mountain Treatment Center were split three-to-one, positive-to-critical. Both satisfied and less-so alumni praised the center’s meals and therapeutic outcomes.

Treatment Effectiveness: 4/5
Meals and Nutrition: 4.25/5

Former clients credited the rehab with saving their lives and three cited encouragement or help in developing a sense of self-worth as strengths. The staff were described as “friendly, capable, and confident,” as well as “firm but very fair.” Notably, while still positive, metrics measuring some of RMTC's areas of emphasis revealed more moderate satisfaction on average.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.25/5
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 3.5/5
Holistic Offerings: 3.25/5

All three alumni asked about counseling options indicated there were few, and none represented the facility as affordable. One alum complained of issues with insurance coverage and costs.

Likewise on Google, where 15 individuals contributed to an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars for RMTC, two alumni reported critically that the facility was “run like a business.” Otherwise, reviews followed positive trends in depicting the staff as understanding and professional and the tools learned in therapy as life-changing.[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The four loved ones polled to date by Rehabs.com offered more mixed feedback. One critical reviewer reported that their loved one was not supported in his PTSD needs. Another concurred with alumni complaints about poor insurance-related procedures and cost.

They, nevertheless, noted that their loved one’s counselor and treatment were “great.” Two family members polled awarded four or five stars apiece for staff experience, family programming, cleanliness, and affordability, with split ratings of three and five stars for holistic offerings, exercise and leisure, and counseling options.

On Yelp, a sole loved one rated RMTC five stars, citing good food, a clean facility, staff who “invest themselves in the patients,” and a program “well worth” the high cost of treatment.[2]

WHAT STAFF SAY

The one staffer polled by Rehabs.com provided a universally positive review, representing co-workers as professional and supportive of clients and families.

FINANCING

Rocky Mountain Treatment Center in Montana is covered in-network by most insurance companies, provides financing options, and accepts self-pay. Treatment costs $450 per day, according to information provided by the facility to Rehabs.com.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/rocky-mountain-center-great-falls

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