The Transylvania Times -

A Difficult, Uncertain Road


November 16, 2017

The facts are fairly straightforward. Illicit drugs are easy to procure and prescription drugs are even easier. The opiate crisis is nationwide with its devastating effects being felt in urban, suburban and rural areas. The number of Americans who die from drug abuse now exceeds those killed in car accidents and is projected to only increase.

So what is the solution?

We have tried mass incarceration, but that is not the answer. We have been incarcerating far more people than other industrialized countries, yet our drug addiction and crime situations are worse. However, there is a role fo...

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