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Chippewa Cree Tribe takes new approach to meth

Leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana have developed a culturally-based program to combat methamphetamine abuse.

Drug use on the Rocky Boy's Reservation is high, said tribal council member Jonathan Windy Boy. Forty percent of women in treatment centers are Native women, and 80 percent of the Native women are being treated for meth related addictions, he said.

To address the problem, the tribe developed a program that emphasizes culture, community and family. It will pool law enforcement, judicial and health services to help people stay off meth.

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