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The Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde on Monday officially opened a new treatment center in Salem for people struggling with opioid addiction.

  

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The opioid epidemic has hurt Native American communities more than any other demographic.  A CDC study shows a more than 500 percent spike in opioid-related deaths for native people between 1999 and 2015. To fight this trend, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde is opening Oregon’s first tribally-owned opioid treatment program.