Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center and Rimrock Expand Services to include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
The clinical teams of Rimrock and Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) will collaborate with local primary care providers in eastern Montana to identify patients who would benefit from the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. Patients with opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder are primary candidates. The team identifies potential candidates and meets with the patients to review their treatment options.
Those struggling with substance use disorder are often faced with increased exposure to
criminal activity, risk for infectious disease and difficulty maintaining employment. The goal of providing MAT as an option is to help these clients achieve a life that is balanced and decreases their risk factors. Investment in the MAT program is an investment in each individual patient as well as their families and their communities, which makes Montana a healthier and safer place for everyone. MAT provides lifesaving benefits
including decreasing the risk of overdose, aligning people with counseling and behavior
therapies, and creating a foundation for managing the chronic illness of substance use disorder.
Through the partnership between Rimrock and EMCMHC, an entire continuum of services from detox to inpatient, short-term and long-term residential and outpatient services will be available to those in need. Rimrock’s team is highly trained to identify each patient’s specific needs and develop a unique treatment plan that will address those needs, giving those struggling with SUD a second chance and offering the gift of improving their quality of life. Rimrock’s Admissions Department can be reached at (406) 248-3175 or (800) 227-3953. Normal admission hours are between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Friday. However, staff is available to take calls 24/7.