Drug War Has Failed

Policy choices have consequences.

Trump made many many promises during his “glorious” campaign but the one failed policy that he seem to overlook was that of the Drug War….after 35+ years of wasted money this war is far from won…..

This whole war thing needs to be reconsidered….we keep wasting billions upon billions of dollars and NO substantial results can be found.

The opiate epidemic has reached an all-time high in the United States, with drug-related deaths now surpassing deaths from vehicle accidents. Statista’s Niall McCarthy wrote, “drug-induced deaths (have) reached 49,714 while road crash deaths fell to 32,675,” in 2014. Opioid- and heroin-related deaths have reached epidemic levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin).”

With over 1 million heroin users in the U.S., heroin-related deaths are skyrocketing, made possible in part, as McCarthy says, by the cheap supply of heroin, governmental regulations, and Fentanyl-infused heroin (50 times more potent than heroin).

Source: Drug War Fail: Drugs Now Kill More People Than Car Crashes | Alternet

If Trump wants to impress more people then he needs to attack this policy and do something that will address the problem and save some taxpayer dollars……

Just a thought.

3 thoughts on “Drug War Has Failed

  1. Let’s go a step further here. None of the candidates have bothered to address mental health being the number one social issue in this country; the elephant in the room few want to talk about. In fact, the public doesn’t even care. As the population grows so do wild acts of anxiety.. as employment and economic stress continues so does depression and wild acts of aggression… and suicide. One day we will realize the truly final frontier is the human brain. It’s not guns, it’s not renegade drivers running into people, it’s not random stabbings… hell, it’s not even about disenfranchised youths being sold on terrorism, it’s not about controlling drugs or not, it’s always about the brain behind it all. It’s going to get much worse.

    1. Interesting thoughts….we cannot expect society to grasp what you are saying for them use their brains less and less…..I agree with you that it will get worse….thanx for the comments….chuq

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