›› Montana: Drug
The number one drug problem encountered in Montana is meth. Cocaine and marijuana
also are common in Montana with ecstasy use escalating. The most abused drug
in the state of Montana continues to be marijuana. Heroin is not a widely
abused drug in the state.
In 2001, the Montana Youth Risk Survey results indicated that 9% of
high school students had experimented with cocaine at one point or another.
The two main cities with high levels of cocaine use are Billings and Great
Falls. Crack cocaine use is considered to be a sever problem on Native American
The availability of heroin is limited in the state of Montana. Though, black
tar heroin use seems to be increasing in the western part of the state, predominantly
Throughout Montana meth is becoming increasingly available. The law enforcement
officers across Montana name meth to be the most significant drug problem.
- Club Drugs
Ecstasy use is escalating in the larger cities of Montana such as Billings
and Great Falls, as well as at the college communities of Bozeman and Missoula.
Other club drugs (ghb and ketamine) have not surfaced yet and are not considered
a serious concern in the state of Montana.
Marijuana is easily accessible throughout Montana and is the most commonly
abused drug in the state. The majority of marijuana found in Montana originates