Q2 reports on Monday in Billings, BlueCross BlueShield of Montana presented the Montana Opioid and Addictions Summit. The one-day event featured several speakers with a focus on finding ways to promote prevention and treatment efforts, including a prominent former NFL quarterback. The event featured some of the best minds in the state from a clinical, legislative, and policy standpoint— but Great Falls native, former Washington State University Cougars quarterback, Heisman Trophy finalist and #2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft Ryan Leaf knows the powerful grip that opioids can have. Leaf was arguably the most highly touted football player to ever come out of Montana. He later became addicted to drugs and even served time in prison. He admitted it took a long time to put the blame on himself for his problems. Get more at KTVQ.com.

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