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Methamphetamine called a big problem for tribes

Methamphetamine is becoming a huge problem on reservations, speakers at the Wind River Native American Conference in Wyoming said on Wednesday.

Jean Nahomni Mani, a meth counselor and a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, said meth affects people from all walks of life. Men, women and even children are turning to the potent drug, which is made from extremely toxic materials and wreaks havoc on a person's physical appearance.

Robert Murray, assistant U.S. Attorney for Wyoming and a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, said the problem is much worse than alcohol abuse. "I don't know if this generation will survive meth," he was quoted as saying.

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Meth wreaks havoc on reservations (The Casper Star-Tribune 8/11)

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