Every year since 2007, students from Montana State University Billings’ theater program have helped hundreds of law enforcement officials from across Montana put newly learned skills in dealing with people with mental health or substance abuse crisis events to the test.
In Sunday church pews, in the grandstands of the baseball game, in the big box store checkout line, most of the people around you have gotten a prescription for painkillers in the past year.
What began with only a dozen children and a handful of adults has mushroomed into one of the longest running and largest one-day drug abuse- and violence-prevention programs in the state. And this year, it is expected to attract more than 300 participants.
One of the largest prescription drug collection efforts in Billings netted nearly 600 pounds of expired drugs, and police expect another significant haul Saturday when residents are urged to turn over their unused drugs.
Judge Ingrid Gustafson’s courtroom was filled Thursday afternoon with nearly 20 drug addicts ready to celebrate sobriety.
When Yellowstone County residents gathered at a public forum to discuss community health, the top unmet need identified was mental health. It was no coincidence that the second highest need, according to the group, is substance abuse.
Women throughout the nation are dying at an unprecedented rate from prescription drug overdoses.
On Thursday, it was State District Judge Susan P. Watters’ turn to graduate from family drug court.
An 18-year-old Billings man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 10 charges in connection to an injury crash prosecutors say he caused in July after huffing dust cleaner and passing out behind the wheel.
MISSOULA — A new campaign to tackle the issue of prescription drug abuse among Montana teenagers is set to kick off Friday at the University of Montana’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy.
Special-education teacher Koby Murray is set to be arraigned in Yellowstone County District Court on Tuesday on charges relating to prescription drug abuse.
District Judge Ingrid Gustafson presides in adult felony drug treatment court, but most of her cases involve children. The felony offenders are usually parents with youngsters.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming men who are alcohol-dependent earn about 5 percent less than co-workers who don't have a problem with alcohol.
CASPER, Wyo. — A recent study indicates fewer Wyoming students are using controlled substances, but Natrona County School District officials say parents need to be aware of some disquieting trends.
When Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath spoke to the Legislature last month, he told of a growing judicial workload and reductions in the judicial branch budget. However, he made a case for the Legislature to sustain support for two relatively small programs that have helped co…
HELENA — Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock added his voice Wednesday to those asking the Canadian government to reconsider its approval of the generic form of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin.
The importance of Red Ribbon Week shows up in the numbers.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Substance Abuse Advisory Council wants to attack the problem of teenage drinking and drug use from every angle.
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Prescription drug abuse will be the topic of a forum in Laramie on Friday.
As the seasons change from summer to fall, many students will be starting college for the first time or returning to the classroom.