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Cherokee Nation Officials Announce Plans for Drug Treatment Center

The Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation leaders unveiled the tribal nation's first in-house drug treatment center at Three Rivers Health Center.

The Cherokee Nation unveiled its 17,000-square-foot drug treatment center in Tahlequah this past week. The center is made possible through the tribal nation's historic opioid settlement fund, and is one part of the Cherokee Nation's amended Public Health and Wellness Fund Act. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said nearly a third of the opioids distributed in Oklahoma in recent years were shipped to the Cherokee Nation.

Rachell-Sanchez Smith is an associate producer for "Ozarks at Large"