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Protecting the Confidentiality of LGBT Individuals in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Butte MT

The Federal law and regulations severely restrict communications about identifiable clients by “programs” specializing, in whole or in part, in providing treatment, counseling, and/or assessment and referral services for substance abuse problems (42 CFR §2.11). Although the Federal regulations apply only to programs that receive Federal assistance, this includes indirect forms of Federal aid, such as tax-exempt status or State or local government funding coming (in whole or in part) from the Federal Government.

Butte/Silver Bow
(406) 497-5070
25 West Front Street
Butte, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Indian Health Board of Billings
(406) 245-7318
1127 Alderson Avenue
Billings, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Abuse and Dependency Services
(406) 346-7654
1093 Main Street
Forsyth, MT
Hotline
(406) 346-7654
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lake County
(406) 883-7310
802 Main Street
Polson, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Western Montana Addiction Services
(406) 721-5379
1467 Hayes Drive
Missoula, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Montana Chemical Dependency Center
(406) 496-5400
2500 Continental Drive
Butte, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient

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Spotted Bull Treatment Center
(406) 768-5364
603 1/2 Court Avenue
Poplar, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men

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Missoula Indian Center
(406) 829-9515
Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT
Hotline
(406) 721-2700
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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New Frontier Addiction Services
(406) 563-6601
118 East 7th Street
Anaconda, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Alternative Youth Care
(406) 857-2506
4880 U.S. Highway 93 South
Kalispell, MT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
Spanish

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Protecting the Confidentiality of LGBT Individuals in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Protecting the Confidentiality of LGBT Individuals in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Confidentiality Requirements

Concerned about the adverse effects stigma and discrimination have on clients in recovery and how stigma and discrimination might deter people from entering treatment, Congress passed legislation (42 U.S.C. §290dd-2) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a set of regulations (Vol. 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations [CFR], Part 2) to protect information about clients’ substance abuse treatment.

The Federal law and regulations severely restrict communications about identifiable clients by “programs” specializing, in whole or in part, in providing treatment, counseling, and/or assessment and referral services for substance abuse problems (42 CFR §2.11). Although the Federal regulations apply only to programs that receive Federal assistance, this includes indirect forms of Federal aid, such as tax-exempt status or State or local government funding coming (in whole or in part) from the Federal Government.

The regulations for communications are more restrictive in many instances than, for example, either doctor-patient or attorney-client privilege. They protect any information about an individual who has applied for or received any substance abuse-related assessment, treatment, or referral services from a program. They apply from the time the individual makes an appointment and apply to former clients as well. They ap...

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