A few days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. released data showing that more than 107,000 died due to overdose of medicines. Among them, over 80,000 people died due to intoxication of medicines of opium strain.
The Centers explained that this is a figure of 15% increase compared with 2020 and 50% increase as against 2019.
The contributing factor to the loss of tens of thousands of lives due to drug every year in the U.S. is directly linked with drug trafficking which is prevalent with each passing day as well as with irresponsibility of drug manufacturers and all kinds of social evils.
In reality, 2021 witnessed serious cases of drug trafficking in the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Because of this, drug-related mortality rate in this area reached 8 times as high as in 2020.
One expert asserted that the fatality is on rapid increase due to overdose of medicines in the U.S. This has resulted from the fact that drug manufacturers have overdosed fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine from the outbreak of the pandemic with an excuse that those substances will enhance medicinal effect.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 produced economic upheaval, leading to abject hard life. It is said that it is also directly connected with increased drug addicts.
An average of 20 veterans take drugs for suicide every day in the U.S., biggest drug consumer in the world. The rate of drug abuse among the young people is also on the increase.
The drug abuse in the U.S. universities is omnipresent. Some students are even taking hemp on a regular basis in dormitories.
Despite this reality, the U.S. President, when he released his national drug control strategy in April, said the U.S. administration is trying to resolve the drug problem. He also told a pack of lies without any hesitation. “It’s time we treat addiction like any other disease. We are disrupting drug traffickers' financial networks, supply chains, and delivery routes.”
This can’t but be a nonsensical talk indeed.
Successive U.S. administrations have been boisterous about extermination of drug-related crimes, if given a chance. But the drug problem is a malignant cancer which can never be cured in the U.S. which is inundated with all social evils.