Dr. Brenda Roche of the Center for Families and Children talks on Aug. 21, 2014, about the challenges — and importance — of treating meth addiction, an affliction that is "devastating" for families.
A U.S. Army color guard posted flags in a courtroom where tables were laden with flowers, cake and sandwiches. The standing-room-only crowd included congressional representatives and guests from Helena. Wednesday was graduation day in Yellowstone County District Court.
Every day, 45 Americans die from an overdose of prescription pain medication. Prescription drug abuse now ranks as the fastest growing drug problem in the United States.
Elisha Finley explains what her life was like while she was addicted and abusing prescription pain medications.
CHEYENNE — The state of Wyoming has improved a program that helps residents stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco.
Wednesday’s Gazette opinion told the story of young people who are recovering from addictions to alcohol and other drugs in Billings Municipal DUI Treatment Court. It argued for continued support for treatment courts in Montana.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Forty-nine-year-old Doug DeBoer has spent one-fourth of his life in prison.
Transformations barbershop owner Carmine Robinson, left, cuts the hair of Hunter Holloway in Akron, Ohio.
Robinson, left, stands outside his barbershop with his mentor, the Rev. Michael Starks.
GREAT FALLS — The Cascade County health department and the owners of several casinos in Great Falls are in a battle over a workaround the casino owners believe allows their customers to gamble while smoking.
Special-education teacher Koby Murray is set to be arraigned in Yellowstone County District Court on Tuesday on charges relating to prescription drug abuse.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming men who are alcohol-dependent earn about 5 percent less than co-workers who don't have a problem with alcohol.
HELENA — Some 10,344 alcoholics and drug addicts in Montana will become eligible for substance-abuse treatment coverage next year under the federal health care overhaul, a number that could jump to 21,473 if the state Legislature expands Medicaid to the working poor.
BUTTE — A Butte-Silver Bow health department official says more complaints are being made about people violating state law by smoking inside bars, restaurants and casinos.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a national education campaign that depicts the harsh reality of illness and damage that people suffer as a result of smoking, spit tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Tobacco use is legal throughout the country for people age 18 and older. Yet most of these adult tobacco users started when they were underage. If no minors used tobacco, the adult market for tobacco products would be vastly reduced.
A Skyview High School wrestler was caught in school this month — one day before the state wrestling tournament — with a $4.55 can of Copenhagen. The penalty resulting from the ill-conceived decision was priceless.
Chew. Snuff. Spit. Dip. You can call smokeless tobacco by whatever name you want, but don’t call it harmless.
HAMILTON — When it comes to Tobacco Control 101, Montana earns a barely passing grade.
Tammy Perkins, a Rimrock Foundation addiction counselor at Senior High, is concerned about use of a synthetic marijuana she has seen among students.