CONCHO, OKLAHOMA – The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes announces a new public service campaign, Meth: Not On Our Land. The campaign is a joint effort of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, local leaders and law enforcement.
According to a study presented by the Native American Congress, Native Americans have one of the highest rates of meth use in the country and are targets for drug cartels operating in the United States from Mexico.
“Meth abuse is becoming more prevalent each day as it destroys the lives of our families and loved ones,” said Eddie Hamilton, Governor of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes. “We must declare war on that which would seek to destroy us. This is a cause that we must stand together and conquer as a Nation.”
The Meth: Not On Our Land campaign will give Cheyenne & Arapaho tribal members resources to get help if they are addicted to the drug. The campaign includes hotline numbers, literature, a billboard campaign and public service announcements.
“There are a host of problems that come with meth addiction, specifically violence in the home and financial problems,” stated Governor Hamilton. “Our goal is to show the impact this drug has on native life and hopefully persuade someone to take a different path and get a new start.”
Information about the campaign along with helpful resources can be found at www.NotOnOurLand.com or by calling 1-800-NEW-START.