The annual number of deaths from opioid abuse is now on a par with total American casualties in the Vietnam War. The epicenter of the crisis is abuse of prescription drugs, but that has now led to a spike in heroin and fentanyl abuse.

Drugs and drug-related crimes have expanded beyond the inner cities, hitting white rural communities particularly hard. This is probably the biggest domestic challenge of the Trump presidency.

 

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US Opioid Crisis