Law enforcement, City and County officials, health care professionals, educators, University administrators, but most importantly, parents, students and community members came to the Missoula Underage Substance Abuse discussion at Sentinel High School Tuesday evening. During the 90 minutes of discussion, numerous ideas were put forth on how to influence young people and keep them from substance abuse.

From this reporter’s perspective, the most important comments came from parents and students who are sincerely trying to effect change in the community. My brief interview with Missoula County Sheriff Carl Ibsen is attached below.