Keith Humphreys, addiction researcher and professor at Stanford University, said if there is no formal or informal pressure on people to seek treatment and STOP using drugs, then expect high rates of addictions, drug use, and even deaths.
If you follow MMA, then you're surely familiar with the name Shane "Havoc" Fichter. The Billings resident was an absolute animal in the ring during his four-year career in amateur and pro fights in the late 2000s. His story about addiction and recovery is pretty awesome.
Meth and fentanyl is being brought into Montana by the Mexican drug cartels. Those drugs are fueling violence, addiction, and a demand on family and social services programs all across the state. We're also seeing a big spike in pill use by kids.