May 11, 2020 COVID-19 News

Behavioral Health Struggles Statewide

Behavioral health providers across the state are finding that difficulties introduced by COVID-19 have created a precarious situation for people struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol but how much Montanans have been imbibing during the pandemic is hard to gauge. Market research firm Nielsen reported a 55% increase countrywide in alcoholic beverage sales during a seven-day period in mid-March when the country’s COVID-19 response was ramping up but recent sales are returning close to normal.