Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic

Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic


Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic, located in Kalispell, Montana, is a reputable outpatient treatment provider offering traditional outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for individuals struggling with chemical dependency. The clinic also provides specialized programs for DUI offenders and offers a residential treatment program for women facing chemical dependency challenges. Please note that the residential facility does not provide detoxification services.


At Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic, individual client needs and appropriate levels of care are determined through initial assessments conducted before treatment begins. For DUI offenders, the clinic also provides substance use disorder assessments that comply with Montana requirements for driver license reinstatement.

The clinic’s outpatient programs consist mainly of individual, group, and family counseling sessions. Through these sessions, clients are able to identify emotional, social, and psychological factors that may have contributed to their chemical dependency. Furthermore, clients are equipped with coping techniques, methods for trigger avoidance, and skills to regulate emotions and irrational thinking patterns.

The clinic’s DUI Program is available for both adults and adolescents and includes 12 hours of educational programming on substance abuse disorders and strategies to prevent relapse. Successful completion of this educational treatment program meets Montana’s requirements for driver license reinstatement.

In addition to outpatient programs, Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic operates a Women’s Recovery Home that provides treatment for chemical dependency. This includes group counseling sessions and educational classes. The home also offers skills-training workshops designed to assist women in transitioning back into the community. Topics covered in these workshops may include obtaining employment, locating supportive housing, continuing education, budgeting, and developing a peer-support network.


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


Details about the living arrangements and related offerings of the Women’s Recovery Home are not currently provided by the clinic.


Alumni reviews of the facility are currently unavailable. However, secondary sources indicate that the facility has received critical opinions. Five individuals on Citehealth gave the facility an average rating of 1.4 out of five stars. The staff and the effectiveness of the programming were the main points of criticism. One anonymous alum mentioned that the facility uses outdated information and their supposed “facts” are not reliable. Another reviewer described a counselor as unprepared and aloof.


Only one loved one was polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing. They provided moderate ratings for the facility in several categories. The survey respondent gave three-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options, level of family participation, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders. In terms of the staff, they described them as friendly and gave them a four-star rating for their level of experience and training.


One staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com tends to support the critical opinions about the facility, particularly regarding management. They described the staff as friendly and great, and gave them a four-star rating for their level of experience. However, the staff member also mentioned poor management, minimal communication, inadequate leadership by supervisors, and limited opportunities for continuing education training.


Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic accepts most private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and the Montana Help Plan. The cost of the DUI program is $400.

For more information, please visit: http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/montana/cities/kalispell/flathead-valley-chemical-dependency-clinic#reviews

Services provided by Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic Reviews

    • Treatment Effectiveness
    • Accommodations & Amenities
    Friendly staff. Looks unkempt.
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    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.