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How it all began

Doc Allison and Floyd Marble

In 1977 two alcoholics named Dr. Gordon James Allison "Doc" and Floyd Marble, wrote a grant and started The Problem Drinking Center in Livingston Mt. Doc and Floyd knew there was great need for the proper treatment of individuals facing addiction to alcohol and other drugs. They rented a small apartment above the Sax and Fryer in downtown Livingston, this is where The Problem Drinking Center was born. Within the first year and showing the small community of Livingston what an asset the treatment of addiction was, they were able to move into the City County Complex and the name was changed to Park County Alcohol and Drug referral agency. It was only after other offices were established in Beaverhead, Powell, Madison, Meagher and Broadwater counties that the name was changed to Southwest Chemical Dependency Program. Thousands of lives have been changed because two alcoholics saw a need to help.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote and maximize the health and general well-being of individuals, families and communities impacted by the use of alcohol and other drugs as well as co-occurring mental health issues.


Vision Statement

At Southwest Chemical Dependency Program we envision ourselves as state wide pioneers in the prevention and reduction of alcohol and other drug use including the treatment of co-occurring mental health issues.

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