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Alcohol drives Flagstaff's high Native American arrest rate but recovery possible


Gary Gishie lives his life one day at a time.

The 31-year-old recovering alcoholic is one of the great success stories to come out of the Coconino County DUI/Drug Court and the Coconino County Detention Facility in Flagstaff's Exodus substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Gishie is open, hard-working, well-spoken and likable. It is hard to picture him being arrested more than 20 times for low-level crimes he committed while intoxicated after he moved from the Navajo Nation onto the streets of Page and Flagstaff.


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