MSU Extension grant supports outreach, education about opioid misuse

Posted at 3:20 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 18:05:34-04

BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension has received $1.3 million in grants to tackle opioid misuse.

The university hopes to help prevent people from misusing prescription drugs that contain opioids.

Extension professors and agents have been traveling across the state to educate Montanans about what opioids are, why they’re often misused, and proper disposal methods.

“We have Extension agents in all 56 counties in Montana and by giving them more information, they can really be change agents in reducing the opioid misuse that we do see is getting larger and larger in Montana.” Dr. Michelle Grocke, Extension Health and Wellness Specialist said.

MSU Extension has already had community forums in Powder County, as well as Petroleum, Fergus, Rosebud, and Treasure counties and will be hosting more soon.

Reporting by Carson Vickroy for MTN News