Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic in Kalispell, MT

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1312 North Meridian Road PO Box 7115
Kalispell MT 59901

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Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic of Kalispell, Mont. is one of four outpatient-based clinics operated by the treatment provider, which offers outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for adults and adolescents struggling with chemical dependency. It is one of 37 IOP programs in the state of Montana.

In addition, the facility offers a specialized program for DUI offenders and operates a residential treatment program for women struggling with chemical dependency. The residential facility does not provide detoxification services. In Montana, the facility is among the 44.7 percent of facilities to provide specialized programming for women.


To identify individual client needs and appropriate level of care, individuals first participate in an initial assessment before beginning treatment. According to the facility's website, Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic's outpatient-based programs outpatient-based programs primarily consist of individual, group, and family counseling sessions.

Through these sessions, clients start to identify the emotional, social, and psychological contributors that may have led to chemical dependency. Clients may also learn coping techniques, methods for trigger avoidance, and skills for regulating emotions and irrational thinking patterns.

Along with its outpatient programs, Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic also operates a residential Women's Recovery Home that offers two primary services. The residential program offers treatment for substance abuse, which may include group counseling sessions and educational classes.

In addition, the home facilitates skills-training workshops designed to assist women transition back into the community. These workshops may address topics including obtaining employment, locating supportive housing, continuing education, budgeting, and developing a peer-support network.

For DUI offenders, Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic also provides substance use disorder assessments that meet Montana requirements for driver license reinstatement. DUI Program consists of 12 hours of educational programming and is available to both adults and adolescents.


Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic's programming is led by a team of licensed addiction counselors.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding the living arrangements and related offerings of the Women's Recovery Home.


Although Rehabs.com has yet to receive alumni reviews to date, secondary sources revealed critical opinions of the facility. The two reviewers on Google gave one- and two-star reviews.[1] "Not recommended," wrote D.L. "I've been through counseling before and this is the most unprofessional counselor I've dealt with."

On Citehealth, six individuals gave the facility an average rating of 1.33 out of five stars.[2] Alumni tended to criticize the staff and the facility's ineffective programming. "They use outdated information and their "facts" are NOT facts at all," one anonymous alum wrote. Another reviewer described a counselor as "unprepared" and aloof.


The sole loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing was moderate with their opinions of the facility. Out of five stars, the survey respondent offered three-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, the level of family participation, and the facility's ability to treat co-occurring disorders. Describing the staff as "friendly," the loved one gave a four-star rating for the staff's level of experience and training.


The one staff member polled by Rehabs.com tended to support the critical opinions of the facility, namely the management. Describing the staff as "friendly" and "great," the survey respondent gave a four-star rating for the staff's level of experience. However, the employee added: "Poor management, very little communication, poor leadership by supervisors, poor ceu training opportunities."


According to the facility's website, Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic accepts most private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and the Montana Help Plan. The DUI program costs $400.

[1] Google Reviews
[2] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/montana/cities/kalispell/flathead-valley-chemical-dependency-clinic#reviews

Published on December 2018

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Friendly staff. Looks unkempt.


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great Staff, friendly attitudes, great location Poor management, very little communication, poor leadership by supervisors, poor ceu training opportunities. POOR supervision by agency director. Very poor salaries paid to counseling staff. State Certification standards lack the ability for qualified counselors.


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