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Native American first battling addiction in Vet Court


Frank Damon started using methamphetamine at the age of 11. He’d never smoked pot or even a cigarette before giving hard drugs a try.

“That’s life on the reservation,” Damon, 31, said of his upbringing in Wolf Point, which is on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

He didn’t realize how dangerous drugs had made his home until participating in the Montana 8th Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court as the first participant referred from federal court.


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