Montana AG talks Montana drug ‘crisis’ in Missoula

Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 18:57:32-04

MISSOULA – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox spoke in Missoula Monday about how the state wants to push back against what he calls a substance use crisis in the state.

Fox presented at City Club Missoula, where he said that drugs and alcohol abuse continue to plague Montana’s justice and social service systems.

The Aid Montana project seeks to bring stakeholders together to take a closer look at how the state is handling this crisis and ultimately bring solutions to the 2019 legislature.

“There are our brothers, our sisters, our parents, our neighbors, people in our community, many of them are overdosing and dying. We need to make sure that they get the help that they need,” he said.

He says treatment, prevention and intervention will be key focuses of the project.

Reporting by Augusta McDonnell for MTN News