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As I have written about many times, watching someone you love struggle with drugs and alcohol is incredibly painful, frustrating and confusing. And while I don’t have children of my own, I would imagine that as a parent that pain, frustration and confusion is only magnified.

The drug overdose mortality rate in Montana is currently the 21st highest in the United States, cites the latest report by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).Across lofty peaks of the Gallatin, the Madison, the Bitterroot and the Beartooth, the drug epidemic is reaching as high as their mountaintops. Montana has heeded the call in recent years and is now home to some outstanding primary wilderness treatment centers. Unfortunately, the epidemic still remains. Montana is severely lacking in both wilderness therapy aftercare facilities and a stable sober community so vital to the recovery of young people ages 18 to 32.

When I was writing the script of my son’s young life…heroin, addiction, homelessness, were words I never penned. The following is the encapsulation of a 6-year journey towards recovery.