Drug abuse in Montana

Montana has a population of 1,104,271 people. The most recent data from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that 199,000 people over the age of 12 had abused illegal substances in the past month, around 18.02% of the population. 182,000 reported marijuana use in the past month and 243,000 in the past year. The report also found that 25,000 Montana residents had abused cocaine in the past year, 26,000 had abused meth, and 42,000 had abused prescription pain medication. 10,000 people over the age of 18 reported using heroin in the last year. Those reporting opioid misuse including heroin, painkillers, and fentanyl in Montana totaled 42,000 people.

Alcohol abuse in Montana

Alcohol misuse was also reported in Montana with 557,000 people over the age of 12 saying they had used alcohol in the last month and 260,000 reporting binge drinking. The perceived risk of people over 12 years of age indulging in problematic alcohol use (5 or more drinks twice a week) in a month was 405,000 people.

Overdose deaths in Montana

In 2021, Montana saw a total of 176 recorded drug-related overdose deaths. This includes those that were accidental or unidentifiable but excludes those that were related to suicide or homicide. This puts the overdose death toll in Montana at 15.9 people per 100,000. The total number of alcohol-related deaths (including overdose and all other causes) was 372 people.

Addiction treatment statistics in Montana

The NSDUH report also recorded the total amount of substance abuse disorders in Montana and those who currently require treatment. The report found that 218,000 were recorded as having a substance use disorder (SUD) and 145,000 had an alcohol use disorder. 31,000 people were recorded as having an opioid use disorder including those with painkiller, heroin, and other opioid-based drug use disorders. There are also many who have been diagnosed with or reported a substance, illicit drug, or alcohol use disorder that require rehab treatment and are not receiving it. The report found that 99 people in Montana needed treatment for illicit substance abuse, 139,000 required treatment for an alcohol use disorder, and 187,000 needed treatment for a diagnosed substance use disorder.

What treatment options are available in Montana?

Addiction treatment can vary depending on the level of care you need. After an assessment, some individuals might benefit more from detox and inpatient treatment than others who might benefit from intensive outpatient treatment. 

Other treatment options include special adolescent programs, substance use disorder counseling, behavioral therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. 

If you’re looking for rehab centers in Montana, read on below to find one that suits your needs:

Montana rehab centers that offer outpatient services

Addiction treatment programs for seniors in Montana

Addiction & detox centers in Montana for teens and young people

How do I pay for rehab in Montana?

Paying for rehab isn’t easy, especially if you require residential care, inpatient services, or other long-term treatment methods. 

Montana treatment facilities allow payment using cash, credit cards, private and public insurance, and military insurance to cover some of the rehab costs. 

You can also use crowdsourcing or raise funds from family members and friends to help pay for the addiction treatment. 

Government assistance for addiction treatment in Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services offers Substance Use disorder services and resources to the community to aid in treating and preventing addiction in the state.  

The Department ensures the availability and efficient delivery of addiction treatment services through their state-approved treatment providers. You can be sure to get expert care while recovering in these rehab facilities because they are delivering appropriate services to addicted individuals. 

If you need help in Montana, contact the Behavioral Health & Development Disabilities Division at (406)-444-3964.