The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Nora Saks
UM School of Journalism 

Peer treatment program offers new hope in Fort Belknap


The myth of meth is that following the crackdown on over-the-counter ingredients in 2005 things got better in Montana. But on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, people will tell you different

Here it never really went away.

"Getting high in your car in front of the store - that ain't a big deal," said Miranda Kirk.

"Leaving your paraphernalia out in the open for someone to walk in - that's alright," said Kirk. "Having and seeing needles everywhere - that's ok. Even talking about selling your needles - that's normal too."

Kirk, a 27-year-old mother of four, was born and raised in Fort...

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