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Chippewa Cree Tribe launches anti-meth campaign

The Chippewa Cree Tribe has launched an effort to combat methamphetamine abuse on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.

The tribe created a 12-member meth advisory committee that will oversee the effort through prevention, intervention, treatment and increased law enforcement. The committee plans to work with other tribes and anti-meth groups.

Tribal leaders said meth has led to a rise in the number of clients at the outpatient drug treatment center. The number of meth-related child welfare cases is increasing and more tribal welfare recipients are failing mandatory drug testing. Children as young as 12 have tested positive for the drug, The Great Falls Tribune reported.

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Tribe launches meth campaign (The Great Falls Tribune 1/12)

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