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Shinnecock Nation tackles substance abuse


The Shinnecock Nation of New York announced the creation of a program to treat substance abuse among tribal members.

Tribal representatives said they started Substance Abuse Mobilization Project to address rampant drug and alcohol addictions. A pastor who has been sober for 19 years estimated that 10 to 20 percent of the tribe has an abuse problem.

SAMP, named after a traditional Shinnecock dish, received a $5,000 seed grant from the state. Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-New York) is seeking $60,000 in federal funds to help the tribe.

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L.I. Tribe's Leaders Reveal a Hidden Enemy: Addiction (The New York Times 8/23)
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