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Meth use a serious problem among Native youth

Increased use of methamphetamine among Native youth in Regina, Saskatchewan, has prompted a First Nations agency to offer new drug treatment programs.

Dean Bellegarde, the chair of the board of directors at the New Dawn Valley Centre, says meth is destroying the lives of young Native people. He noted that the drug is easy to make. It is also highly addictive and inexpensive.

To address the problem, New Dawn is reopening as a youth facility after undergoing renovations.

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