Substance Abuse Therapy Butte MT

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Butte/Silver Bow
(406) 497-5070
25 West Front Street
Butte, MT
Butte/Silver Bow
(406) 497-5070
25 West Front Street
Butte, MT
(406) 490-0115
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

Western Montana Addiction Services
(406) 532-9140
209 North 10th Street
Hamilton, MT
Eastern Montana Mental Health
(406) 234-1687
2508 Wilson Street
Miles City, MT
Rehab Treatment Center in Great Falls
(406) 455-2367
500 15th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Montana Chemical Dependency Center
(406) 496-5400
2500 Continental Drive
Butte, MT
Montana Chemical Dependency Center
(406) 496-5400
2500 Continental Drive
Butte, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

VA Medical and Regional Office Center
(406) 442-6410x7596
Williams Street
Fort Harrison, MT
Flathead Valley Chem Dependency Clinic
(406) 293-7731
711 California Avenue
Libby, MT
Community Medical Services-Missoula
(406) 549-0114
715 Kensington Avenue
Missoula, MT

Ranch helps girls with substance abuse problems - Addicted

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Ranch helps girls with substance abuse problems

James Coburn

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

EDMOND — Most of the girls being treated for chemical addiction at Four Winds Ranch come from typical families. Their parents have moved to a neighborhood where their children can grow up in a healthy environment.

“What happens is chemicals get in the way,” said Mike Boss, co-owner of Four Winds Ranch in Guthrie. “And it basically begins to sabotage everything you’ve tried to do to enhance your child’s life.”

Four Winds is a substance abuse treatment center designed for teenage girls in a residential setting. He also owns a 24-bed-drug recovery center for boys in Texas.

Boss has been a mental health and chemical dependency counselor for 24 years.

“My initial inspiration was I was one of the kids — a wild, crazy maniac that needed to learn how to stay clean and do the next right thing,” Boss said. “And out of that through my own recovery came working as a counselor at different hospitals. But my goal was always to have my own center.”

Girls from as far away as Canada are sent to Four Winds by their parents for a 90-120 day stay before they graduate to an outpatient program in their communities.

A consistent structure is provided to the girls so they can learn to live within boundaries, Boss said. An educational process involves self-worth and family dynamics. Girls succeed by working with their therapists and therapy groups to “rediscover or discover who they really are inside,” Boss said.

“They make a commitment to stay clean, and then they make a commitment to work on themselves. Then hopefully they make a commitment to go home and continue the process,” he said. “It’s really a spiritual path, not a religious path but a spiritual path.”

Parents can look for warning signs to alert them of a child’s substance abuse, said Donna Silvermane, a registered nurse and facility coordinator overseeing the daily operations at Four Winds.

“They may see changes in their mood, being withdrawn,” Silvermane said.

Symptoms may mirror other disorders. Oppositional behavior of defiance and changes in appearance may be mistaken by parents as a normal adjustment period of adolescence, Boss said.

So a lot of parents get hooked up in, ‘What did we do wrong? What could we have done? What should we be doing?’” Boss said. “And they try to identify where they are involved with the problem and they tend not to look at the chemical use.”

Parents can learn not to enable their children’s chemical dependency problems by setting appropriate boundaries, Boss said. “Parents need to learn to provide opportunities for their children, but they can’t be responsible for the outcome because they have no control over that,” he continued.

He said most parents have used some level of mood-altering chemical themselves during their own high school years. And Boss said about 80 percent of high school students use so...

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