As meth use in Montana continues to rise, it's easy to forget the statistics represent real people and their families who are all struggling with addiction. The people who have used methamphetamine quickly become numbers, but these are some of the stories of the people affected by meth.
By Bowen West
A daughter, a father, a partier and a man on a suicide mission. Four Montanans who came out on the other side of meth use.
By Callahan Peel
As difficult as fighting a child's meth addiction is, once a kid turns 18 parents lose what few tools they have. In Montana, where only one in-person group meets to discuss these issues, parents are forced to seek solace in online communities. Many are left grasping at straws and running themselves ragged searching for a solution.
By Aunica McCullough
From terrifying late-night calls to frustrated attempts at enrolling their child in rehab, parents of one meth user offer a glimpse into the lives of those who struggle to save their children from methamphetamine.
By Matt Blois
Gay men are four times more likely to try meth than straight men. It’s a reality born from a drug that heightens the libido, but also helps many gay men care less about how society treats and judges them.