The Opioid Epidemic: Why Trump's Plan Will Not Work

The real issue here is demand. Trumps failure to address the demand for opiates and other drugs speaks to the root of the problem. Addiction is a medically defined illness. Reducing the supply of opioid medications will do nothing to treat the underlying illness. Instead of continuing to politicize and criminalize a medical condition, Trump’s administration needs to focus its attention of funding additional resources for treatment.

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