Honestly, it truly blows my mind how big of an issue Meth is here in Montana. We live in one of the most gorgeous states in the country and yet so many people seek an escape in this life-ruining addiction. It just doesn't make sense...

Which brings me to the Montana Meth Effect. My fellow University of Montana School of Journalism students are putting together a special report over the next couple of weeks on the rise of meth use here in Montana and its affects on society.

Our own Peter Christian spoke with professor Lee Banville about the project: