Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
Rocky Mountain Treatment Center Philosophy
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.
Areas of Specialization
All clients meet with their primary counselor weekly for individual counseling. Additional sessions are provided based on the needs of the client.
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.)
As our clients progress through their treatment we offer a 3-day family program to help teach patients and their families to understand addiction as a disease, constructive problem resolution, and tools to build effective support systems. Family education & therapy encourages change to a healthy self-image, clear communication with others, intimacy skills, a healthy value system, and the chance to trust and live in a loving, nurturing way.
Rocky Mountain Treatment Center conducts small group therapy twice daily. The therapy is designed to help the clients reinforce strengths, as well as address and resolve uncomfortable feelings and problems. Our therapists bring years of experience and are licensed addiction counselors, in dealing with chemical dependency and other addictions. They utilize a broad range of therapeutic techniques determined by individualized needs of the clients.
Recreational Therapy helps clients to develop and expand their emotional connections in order to help them develop a new, healthy & successful lifestyle free from your old patterns and habits. Fitness is a key component in physical health, self-esteem, leisure and social activities. These are all key components in ongoing recovery.
The spiritual growth of clients is important in their recovery. Our staff works with clients and family members regarding self-esteem, self-awareness, and a sense of purpose. Groups and educational sessions are conducted on a regularly scheduled basis to help clients and family members develop a new spiritual awareness, with meditation daily.
Careful, individualized continuing care plans are developed with client participation. The formation of the plan begins during the first week of the client’s treatment and continues throughout his/her stay. The continuing care plan includes a minimum of 12 weeks of outpatient follow-up plus regular attendance at Twelve-Step meetings. We also arrange other follow-up services such as mental health, family and physical health as part of the continuing care plan.
Twelve Step Program
At Rocky Mountain, the treatment process is based around a Twelve-Step Program. This includes in-house meetings, community meetings, step meetings and appropriate reading and discussion of other Twelve-Step materials.
RMTC isn’t just a place where you fill out paperwork and go through the motions. It’s a place where I learned to practice my spirituality in my life long search for peace & serenity. One of my favorite experiences was the equine therapy. I’ve always loved horses, but didn’t fully realize the connection between us. Watching the horse circle the ring, slowing to a slow meandering walk as I slowed my heart rate & began to relax. It was if I was looking int a mirror of my emotions. It gave me a deeper sense of myself and what behavioral changes I needed to make. Truly something that no counselor could have done.
I learned that I was completely powerless over alcohol and my life was unmanageable. While working with the counselors, attending AA meetings and Equine therapy, I was able to take the blinders off and truly see who I was, soon pride, anger, self pity, were being replaced by spirituality, humility, and hope. I will be leaving RMTC soon, but I feel I have been given the tools to remain emotionally, spiritually and physically healthy.
After struggling with Alcoholism for over 30 years the center opened my eyes to a new life. The counseling and care I received was awesome! The tools for a sober life that they taught me I will use always,“one day at a time”. I am writing this with a heart full of gratitude because the treatment center literally saved my life. I thank God everyday for bringing me there.
Meet the Staff
Scott Jaynes, LAC
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. 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.
Jessica Hofer, LAC, PATH
Counselor, Equine Therapy Coordinator
Jessica runs our equine therapy program. She is a Licensed Addiction Counselor, receiving her degree from the University of Great Falls. She is also a certified instructor through Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International. She has worked at Rocky since 2012. Jessica is active in her church community, softball, camping and enjoys spending time with her horses.
Jeff became the Administrator of Rocky Mountain Treatment Center in 2015. With a background in hospitality, he is truly in the business of helping people. His love of Montana and people brought him to Rocky. You will find him interacting with clients and making sure the most excellent care is given to our guests.
Rehabs.com Editorial Review
ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN TREATMENT CENTER
Located on the Missouri River in the heart of Great Falls, Mont., Rocky Mountain Treatment Center (RMTC) offers residential treatment services for alcohol and drug addiction. Length of stay may vary depending upon individual needs, but the average program lasts 30 days. Co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression are also treated.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Rocky Mountain is holistic and based on a biopsychosocial model of care. According to the facility’s website, the program recognizes and treats addiction as a “chronic, relapsing brain disorder characterized by compulsive use of drugs and alcohol.”
The program is 12-step based and offers meetings both on- and off-campus. Clients also engage in step work and regular readings from AA’s Big Book. Individual counseling sessions are scheduled once per week, with the option to sign up for more if needed. Group therapy sessions are held multiple times per week, and spiritual awareness workshops and addiction education classes are also offered. A family program is open to loved ones, and includes an education workshop, individual counseling, and group therapy.
Recreation is another important part of treatment at RMTC, and the surrounding mountains, grassy plains, and open Montana sky provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor activity. Residents can participate in equine and nature therapy, go on hiking trips to nearby state parks and lakes, and engage in other leisure and social activities.
The treatment team includes a clinical director, licensed addictions counselors, a licensed practical nurse, a case manager, and an equine therapist and counselor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set inside a restored historic three-story building surrounded by a spacious lawn, the 35-bed facility offers shared rooms and a communal dining room. There is also a seasonal outdoor deck, as well as a volleyball net and sitting area on the lawn.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the six alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, two gave RMTC negative feedback, while the other four offered positive reviews.
The four satisfied alum gave the rehab an average rating of 4.75 out of five for its treatment effectiveness and 4.25 out of five for its staff’s support and level and training and experience. “Rocky Mountain Treatment Center not only opened my eyes to the potential of a life worth living, but helped me to achieve it. With a friendly, capable, and confident staff RMTC was pivotal in setting me on a successful path of recovery,” wrote D.K.P. in a representative review,
In terms of the two negative complaints, one anonymous alum repotted receiving “little to no follow up after completing the program,” while the other anonymous reviewer, noted that “they care,” nevertheless advised: “Don’t go there.”
The facility fared well on Facebook, receiving an average 4.4 out of five stars according to 38 reviews. 30 out of the 38 reviews gave a solid five stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave RMTC mostly positive feedback. One anonymous receiver awarded the facility almost all five out of five stars across 15 different evaluated metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, its family participation, and its staff’s level of training and experience.
The other loved one gave RMTC mostly four and five-star ratings across the 15 different metrics. They commented that the staff was kind and the food was good, but noted a lack of group activities. Nevertheless, they wrote: “Best place to go if you need help and are in the area.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one staffer surveyed by Rehabs.com gave RMTC a mixed review. While the cited strong spirituality and a solid family program as strengths of the facility, they also reported a lack of supervision and noted that it was fairly easy for clients to break rules or get away with deviant behavior.
The facility accepts most private insurance, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Updated November 2016
Published on April 2017
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