Battling Alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation

A dry reservation, Pine Ridge still struggles with addiction.
2:02 | 10/13/11

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Good afternoon once again the court to lend gutless because no -- few things we actually -- check out the old -- -- nation follow. We're going to be doesn't strong enforcement's and one of our biggest issues video. -- This is not beyond -- captain of the tribal police who tells us an estimated eighty to 90% of adults on this reservation. Addicted to alcohol. -- -- monuments mark all of the deaths from drunk driving. Captain tells me last year He made 171000. Arrests involving alcohol and here's the irony. The reservation. Is dry as a result. Look right outside the reservation right on the border this is the town of white clay only fourteen people live here. But each year they sell more than four million cans of beer. -- -- There's both were -- There that are active workers they're making -- them via the big sellers called Jews some flavors like a whole bottle of wine in one can. I see they got to the -- -- quotable. -- -- We decided to stop -- one of the -- -- stores not exactly a warm welcome from the customers. And our children. Become addicted her career Terry blue white guys who runs on the two top ought to -- Which means to live -- red -- A new sunrise without alcohol and drugs AEA they -- on nobody's going to change until they hit bottom and it really. Isn't. The way to treat our people. Indians. You know that valley of despair was sold lol it's taken us generations to start -- now.

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