Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – Meth in Native America

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a stimulant that can have long-term, damaging effects on people who use it. In recent years, Native Americans and Alaska Natives have reported higher rates of meth use than other groups. But according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, current meth use nationwide is down. How is the meth affecting our Native communities today? How can communities work together to end all meth use in Native America?

Guests:

Londa Simpson (Crow) – program manager for the Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative at Crow Agency

V. Neal Manuel  Kashia Band of Pomo Indians – program manager for the Soaring Over Meth and Suicide Program 

Jason Adams  (Confederated Salish and Kootenai) – executive director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority

Break Music: Nose Flute Dub (song) Paula Fuga (artist) Lilikoi (album)

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