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The Impact of Addiction in Montana

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Glacier National Park is a jewel in the crown of Montana, surrounded by giant mountains and ice-covered valleys. Southwestern Montana is the path to another beauty: Yellowstone, the first national park in the country. Head east to the High Plains of Montana, an area of butts, meadows and meandering rivers. Big Sky and Whitefish are up there with the best, but invite the locals to explore the tiny, low-key hills.

Despite being known as one of the most beautiful states with breathtaking scenery and more wildlife than any other, there is a dark side to Montana. The drug epidemic has not left the state behind–in fact, some years Montana experiences the highest rates of drug and alcohol abuse in the nation. Although the total population is less than a million, it is estimated that roughly 280,000 of its residents engage in drug or alcohol abuse in any given year. This substance problem has resulted in 1 in 10 Montana residents exhibiting a drug or alcohol dependency.

Montana has a lot to enjoy, but there are many areas in Montana that struggle with addiction to narcotics and alcohol.

Not only is this problem present in adults, but Montana’s minors are also experiencing a fair share of the epidemic. Statistics show that the state consistently ranks higher in drug and alcohol use among minors when compared to the rest of the United States. Marijuana, in particular, is heavily used among high school students. Despite these daunting trends, the state is grappling with the issue head-on. Education and awareness, in addition to accessible rehabilitation treatment, are necessary to fight this matter.

Worst Drugs in Montana

  1. Marijuana is one of the worst drugs in Montana due to its prevalence amongst those ages 12 to 17 years old. A staggering 29.5% of minors in this age group are dependent on this drug in weed, pot, or grass form. It is also the most cited drug for patients seeking treatment and rehabilitation.
  2. Montana’s rates of alcohol use and dependence are consistently higher than the national average. Approximately 20% of residents admit to binge drinking or chronic drinking in the past month while roughly 8% are considered heavy drinkers. The national average is 6.2%, putting Montana almost 2 percentage points higher.
  3. Prescription drug use is seeing an increasing trend in the country, and that includes Montana. From a report in 2018, doctors wrote 54 prescriptions for opioids for every 100 persons, compared to the rate of 51.4 in the rest of the nation. The state is also experiencing an increase in deaths involving synthetic opioids, such as Fentanyl, with more than 28,400 overdose deaths in 2018.
  4. Heroin is also showing an increasing trend in Montana with approximately 3,000 adult residents using the drug between 2015 and 2016. Additionally, the Montana State Crime Lab noticed a 475% increase in heroin use over 4 years.
  5. Although not as common as other drugs, methamphetamine use is also found in the state. In fact, between 2015 and 2016, hospitals reported an increase in meth-related deaths and hospitalizations. This trend goes hand in hand with the Montana police force seeing an increase in meth-related crimes.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Montana ranks among the highest in the country for drug dependence in minors–specifically those between the ages of 12 and 17.
  2. About 9.7% of adolescents in the same age group engage in marijuana use, which is 2 percentage points above the national average of 6.6%.
  3. Of those admitted to rehabilitation and treatment in 2017, 6.4% were minors between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.
  4. Each year it is estimated that roughly 19.9% of the state population uses illicit drugs while another 6.31% abuses alcohol.
  5. Reports from 2010 show that 2,003 patients were admitted to rehabilitation and treatment for alcohol abuse only, while another 2,699 listed alcohol usage in combination with a secondary drug.
  6. In 2007, 132 people died in Montana as a direct result of drug use. In that same year, 268 died from motor vehicle accidents and another 139 due to gun use.
  7. Montana sees more than 100 drug overdose deaths in any given year–and of those deaths, 50% are attributed to opioids.
  8. Reports from 2017 show that only 7% of those living in Montana with a drug or substance abuse problem receive treatment and rehabilitation.
  9. A recent study conducted in 2019 revealed that a little over 20% of adults living in the state regularly engage in binge drinking or chronic drinking. This number is slightly higher than the national average of 18%.
  10. In 2010, 7,744 people were admitted to Montana’s rehabilitation and treatment centers. Of those patients, 68.5% were male while 31.5% were female.

How You Can Help Yourself Find a Center

Your sobriety is essential, so choosing the right Montana rehabilitation is so important. The proper treatment will make it much more likely for you to complete the program upon your return to life, exit the program compassionately, and maintain your sobriety. However, the sheer number of choices makes it difficult to select, and the fact is that quantity may not always meanÊequal quality.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
  • Montana Health Cooperative
  • PacificSource
  • Medicaid

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • Montana DPHHS. The Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) provides people with alcohol addiction and other chemical dependency issues. 406-444-9656
  • SAMHSA. This national addiction hotline is available 24/7 for those facing substance abuse disorder. The group offers referrals to support groups, local treatment facilities, and community-based teams. 1-800-662-4357.
  • The Resolve Montana Educational Campaign
  • The Montana Rural Health Initiative
  • The Montana Meth Project
  • The Alliance for Youth
  • The Aim Higher Program
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