Drug addiction in the United States of America is a problem that the country is unable to tackle and in recent years the situation seems to be deteriorating that the US's former president, Donald Trump, suggested that the authorities should introduce the death penalty for drug dealers.
Once addicted to cocaine, drug addicts often switch to cheaper street drugs, including heroin and its synthetic analogs.
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs has provided data on which the country has the highest number of people affected by drug addiction, with 28.6 million newly identified drug addicts aged 12 and over. This suggests that drug-related deaths are increasing at a relatively young age.
The effect of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, etc, is causing concern to society and governments throughout the world but that of the United States of America is evidence of human waste and destruction.
According to experts, this is due to a systemic failure in the American justice and health care system and also it turned out some of the drug addicts in the United States of America blamed the police, who help distribute drug shipments.
Once hooked on drugs, they can't do without them. The more they use it, the more they want it. To satisfy their demand, junkies resort to stealing, committing serious crimes, and laying hands on anything that comes their way to raise money for drugs.
The Us government and other world leaders are trying to solve this social menace, with modern airports fully equipped with computer detectors backed by sniffing dogs and every necessary measure to prevent the smuggling of drugs across the borders.
Have they been successful with the battle against drugs in developed countries, including the United States of America? The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.
According to official data, the number of heroin users in the state and the country as a whole by 2017, increased by 80% compared to 2012 and amounted to more than 700 thousand people and the number of deaths from overdose of this drug has also sharply increased.
Among the active factors is a new drug, naloxone, a drug that neutralizes the effect of heavy drugs, mostly used in Staten Island, while Fentanyl, a synthetic analgesic that is hundreds of times stronger than heroin is also on addicts’ drugs menu.
While reading about the impact of drug abuse in the United States of America recently, I stumbled upon a disheartening video related to junkies on the streets of Philadelphia. It’s hard to watch how drugs have destroyed mankind to be like aliens from an unknown planet.
It is often said that people that become drug addicts come from broken homes, without parents, enough education, etc; however, some of the causes for the sharp surge in drug addiction have been blamed on pharmaceutical companies and doctors who prescribe heavy drugs to patients to ease the pain.
Coming back on the death penalty for drug dealers, would that solve the illicit drug business in the United States of America when drugs still find their way into countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, South Korea, Libya, Singapore, etc; that have the death penalty for drug traffickers?
I think the United States government can fully deal with its problems when they stop putting its nose in other people’s business and I am not convinced it’s true if Bill Gates comes to Africa to say he wants to eradicate diseases from the African continent without first saving his people perishing by drugs in the United States of America.
Why America Has Many Homeless People
The United States of America may still be the economic leader but in terms of the number of homeless people on the streets of their cities, likely, the government can’t deal with all its problems.
Scientists at Princeton University estimate that approximately 2.3 million people in the United States were evicted from their homes to the streets in 2016 alone. That is, 6,300 Americans lost their homes every day that year.
However, not all of them are alcoholics, drug addicts, or chronically unemployed. Many of those without a roof over their heads work from morning to night to ensure a modest life.
Although it is among the homeless that drug addiction, crime, and social problems are spreading at a record pace. In the United States, someone can become homeless simply because they are overdue for a loan payment.
Eviction takes place literally automatically and it is almost impossible to find a roof over the head of an ordinary American once thrown out on the street.
In other words, the loss of housing in the United States in 99% of cases means poverty and a direct path to the social bottom-together with the whole family.
Therefore, the greatest country we all know as America descends to the level of Third World countries.
Depending on the state, there are several homeless people on the streets due to various reasons. There are charitable organizations to help, where to eat, and many other things.
Last year, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, began using budget money to move homeless people into city hotels.
But there are so many homeless people in New York that the allocated hotel rooms are still not enough for everyone, therefore, most of the homeless people remain homeless.