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From Bad to Worse:

How to Spread the Epidemic of Substance Abuse in Montana

 


Editor’s Note: This is an Opinion by Medical Directors from the Community-Based Mental Health Centers in Montana.

Montana Substance Use Statistics: Since the year 2000, more than 700 Montanans have died from opioid overdose. Forty-four percent of all drug overdose deaths are attributable to opioids. One in seven high school students has taken prescription drugs without a doctor’s prescription. Ninety percent of Montanans with a Substance Use Disorder are not receiving treatment. There are 300 deaths attributed to alcohol in Montana annually. Eighty-three percent of all traffic fatalit...



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