Not Latin American cartels or Afghan warlords, but advocates for opioid treatment of chronic pain, and pharmaceutical firms with a substantial financial interest in selling opioids.
Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?
I don’t think there are any health benefits associated with the practice; it’s purely about getting high.
Naturally, high-energy entrepreneurs are attracted to stimulants. At least until they begin to experience the toxicity associated with too much of a good thing.
I thought that blue ribbon commission did a pretty good job with its 60 recommendations, but I haven’t seen much subsequent action, have you?
There are plenty of steps we could take, supported by research and common sense, that would produce measurable gains in a relatively short span.
But the repair isn’t cheap, and the outcomes require some patience. And that’s why efforts often fail. America gives up too early.