Tribes win grant for addiction program By DIANE COCHRAN Of The Gazette Staff
A $5.6 million federal grant awarded to the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council will help American Indian communities battle addictions to methamphetamine and other substances.
The money, to be dispensed over three years, will fund the Rocky Mountain Tribal Access to Recovery, a new program designed to broaden treatment and support systems available to tribal members with addictions.
About 15 percent of American Indians in Montana and Wyoming, or about 11,000 people, need some form of substance abuse treatment, Cline said, but only 4,000 of them are getting it.
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council was among 24 entities to receive a total of $98 million in the second round of funding.
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