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Montana Addictive and Mental Disorders Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Lou Thompson – Administrator
The mission of the Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is to implement and improve an appropriate statewide system of prevention, treatment, care, and rehabilitation for Montanans with mental disorders or addictions to drugs or alcohol. The division provides chemical dependency and adult mental health services by contracting with behavioral health providers throughout Montana. It also provides services through three inpatient facilities-the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, Montana Chemical Dependency Center in Butte, and Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center in Lewistown. Through its Chemical Dependency Bureau, AMDD assesses the need for chemical dependency treatment and prevention services throughout Montana. Those services are available through contracts with 18 state-approved programs. The bureau reimburses for a full range of outpatient and inpatient services, as well as an education program for DUI offenders. The bureau also organizes and funds activities designed to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by youth and the abuse of those substances by adults. People with substance abuse disorders who have family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for public funding of treatment services. In addition, the Medicaid program funds outpatient and residential chemical dependency treatment for adolescents who are Medicaid eligible. The Mental Health Services Bureau is responsible for the development and oversight of the state's system for delivering and reimbursing publicly funded Adult Mental Health Services. The bureau ensures the availability and efficient delivery of appropriate and effective services. The bureau also provides extensive monitoring of program implementation and operation as well as analysis and reporting of program operations, costs, and outcomes. Consumers eligible for services include adult Medicaid recipients and other low-income Montanans with severe disabling mental illness.