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Depression Can Lead To Substance Abuse For Some Native American Youths


U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the opioid epidemic in rural areas during a stop in Reno yesterday. Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray reports.

Vilsack met with local leaders at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.

Veronica Domingues-Gephart works in behavioral health at the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center. She says in Indian Country, opioid dependency is often linked to depression and anxiety among young people.


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