Montana Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Last updated: 21 December 2021


Montana assessment or evaluation for drug and alcohol addiction is done by different types of professionals trained to assess people for addictions. Typically, multiple professionals may assess one person or provide support for the family. The purpose of the assessment process is to determine if there is an addiction, what the extent of the addiction is, and what form of treatment is best. Assessments often include questionnaires, physical exams, and self-assessment. The addiction assessment process is reasonably straight forward but does help lessen the confusion. For example, the assessment process may gather information about current drug and alcohol use, treatment history, health history, and patterns of behavior.

When searching for treatment programs in Montana, it is a good idea to consider multiple options. Detox is the first step after an assessment, and following detox, there are inpatient and or outpatient treatment centers available. People struggling with addiction can choose from private or state-funded services. Family members should also access counseling to help with old arguments and underlying problems. Substance abuse rehabilitation is vital, and it is next to impossible to overcome addiction without help entirely. It is also essential to receive well-rounded treatment because detox alone does not sustain long-lasting recovery or sobriety.

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Montana Substance Abuse Statistics

According to the Montana Department of Justice, an estimated 64,000 plus Montana residents have a drug or alcohol addiction. Roughly 7% of Montana residents aged 12 and older were dependent on or abusing alcohol in the last year at the time of this report. Twenty percent of Montana adults report binge drinking in the last year, which was higher than the national average. Approximately 34% of all traffic fatalities in the state are attributed to alcohol, and there are 390 deaths annually due to alcohol addiction. Between 2010 and 2015, there was a 427% increase in the number of methamphetamine violations. Approximately 20% of all high school students in the state reported using marijuana in the last month. However, 62% of Montana youth perceive smoking marijuana regularly as harmful. Within the state, 57% of drug violations are for marijuana.


Below you can find a listing of different assessment/evaluation programs for drug and alcohol addiction in Montana. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.


Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on December 21, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.