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posted 11/15/11

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Journalist Allie Hostler examines the devastating impact of drug and alcohol addiction on the Hoopa Valley Tribe in California.

In 2010 the Hoopa Valley Tribe court reported that alcohol or substance abuse was a significant factor in 80 percent of the child abuse and neglect cases heard on the reservation.
This two-part series examines this issues on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation: Part 1: A Community's Struggle with Addiction Part 2: Services Offered to Recovering Drug Users