Choices for Change

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Choices for Change is a private rehab located in Superior, Montana. Choices for Change specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Choices for Change Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Choices for Change offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment is a combination of treatment modalities. It often includes group and individual counseling. The groups are $35/hr for a two hour group and $90/hr for individual counseling. The individual counseling includes up to 8.9 hours of therapy per week. Both group and individual counseling is often covered by insurance. They also offer a sliding fee scale for those who need it.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Circle of Security Parenting Program is a therapeutic relationship based parenting program, taught by a registered and trained facilitator. They also use the Total Transformation Program and various other parenting programs depending on the specific needs. Several clients are being seen individually for parenting issues.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

They believe in holistic healing, that recovery from addiction, Mental health and physical pain can be complemented by exercise, counseling, support and lifestyle changes. Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Key-pad door with membership available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Choices for Change Highlights:

Nancy is the only person in Mineral County licensed to provide both Mental Health and Addiction Counseling. She graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor’s of Social Work.
They emphasize the role of empathy, and give specific guidance regarding personal choices, the management of resistance, support for change, and a plan for success, all protocols identified as best practices.
Choices for Change Counseling has continued to improve services over the past few years. They have been certified at a State Approved Agency since April, 2010 and as such are able to provide ACT classes using the Prime for Life Program to clients convicted of DUI, MIP, or alcohol or drug-related convictions. The protocols used in PRIME for Life emphasize the role of empathy, specific guidance regarding personal choices, the management of resistance, support for change, and a plan for success, all protocols identified as best practices.
Minor in Possession is a requirement for any juvenile who violates drinking laws, school policy, drinking and driving laws, or simply makes high-risk choices. It is designed to reduce risk for problems and focuses on three measurable behavioral prevention goals: increased abstinence for a lifetime, delay the age of first use of alcohol, and reduce high-risk choices.
The Anger Control Enhancement (ACE) class has referrals from court after any kind of assault and self-referrals. The cost is $35/hr for the group and $300 for the evaluation. Generally forty-hours of treatment are required by the court. Enrollment is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. An appointment is required for an anger evaluation. The format is utilizing the Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Anger Control Problems, a process called the Empirically Supported Treatments (ESTs).
The Addiction Recovery Class (ARC) is an ongoing Level 1 Outpatient class for clients needing treatment following either ACT, MIP, Inpatient, or found Chemically Dependent through court referrals, medical referrals, or self-referred. The cost is $35/hr for a two hour group, offered one day a week.
Residential Area
Mountain Views


  • LGBT Outstanding programs available
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Monthly Fee: $35.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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