Gazette opinion: Battling addiction in Montana

For full Gazette article click here  In Montana where barely 10 percent of the people who need treatment for alcohol or other drug abuse actually get it, even the children suffer. “Substance abuse is reaching catastrophic levels in Billings,” said Jennifer Owen, Billings Head Start executive director. “Many of the three- and four-year-olds we serve in Billings deal with substance abuse in their daily lives.” The neglect and trauma they suffer keeps these children from growing and developing at a normal pace,...