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Montana to Fight Meth Epidemic with Treatment

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Montana to Fight Meth Epidemic with Treatment

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Montana to Fight Meth Epidemic with Treatment

Montana to Fight Meth Epidemic with Treatment

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The Montana Department of Corrections plans to create two stand-alone treatment facilities exclusively for prisoners hooked on methamphetamine, which has become a major public health and crime problem for large parts of the United States.

Meth-related crime has clogged Montana's prisons with addicts, draining government funds. Hope Stockwell of Montana Public Radio reports.