The epidemic that's hurting us all: meth
July 21, 2017
On my most recent telephone town hall with 28,000 Montanans, nearly 95% agreed that meth is a problem in Montana. Certainly, Barbara from Billings knows this to be true – she shared with me that her son is currently recovering from meth.
One third of the record 3,400 children in Montana's foster care system are there because of methamphetamine use by their parents. In 2016, 53 percent of the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation Narcotics Bureau investigations involved meth. And the national number of drug overdose deaths involving meth more than doubled in a s...