The media won’t tell you about President Biden’s drug issue. But now it’s gotten out of control.
Because Joe Biden’s drug problem has reached a crisis point.
Since Joe Biden has assumed office in the White House, one of the most shocking developments on his watch has been the proliferation of illegal drugs throughout the United States.
More Americans than ever are overdosing and families in every region in the country are feeling the impact of drugs making their way into their communities.
Many say that this is partly due to the fact that the immigration crisis at the southern border is worse than ever and the Biden administration simply isn’t doing enough to prevent these drugs from crossing the border.
But something has to be done because the latest reports on the issue spell disaster for the future of America’s cities if the proliferation of illegal drugs isn’t stopped as soon as possible.
According to a new poll, a majority of polled Americans say that they have experienced the impact of drug abuse in their local communities.
Approximately two-thirds of adults have reported that either they or a family member have grappled with substance addiction, faced homelessness due to addiction, or encountered a drug overdose leading to a hospital visit, hospitalization, or fatality. These findings stem from a recent health survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which gauged the impact of substance-related issues.
The spectrum of substances encompassed in the survey spans prescription painkillers, illicit drugs like heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and alcohol. Notably, the statistics reveal that the largest share, comprising 13 percent, acknowledged potential addiction to alcohol. Meanwhile, 5 percent admitted similar concerns about prescription painkillers, and 4 percent expressed worry regarding narcotics.
The repercussions of the substance-abuse crisis within the United States appear to be felt more acutely among lower-income groups, marking a disparity emphasized by the survey’s findings.
Even for adults who haven’t faced personal encounters with substance abuse, the specter of such issues within their families remains palpable. More than half of the surveyed adults, accounting for 51 percent, harbor concerns that a family member might develop a substance-use disorder or grapple with addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Conducted between July 11 and 19, 2023, the survey engaged a nationally representative sample of 1,327 adults in the United States. The data carries a margin of sampling error of approximately plus or minus 3 percentage points.
As the ongoing border situation continues to deteriorate, the potent narcotic fentanyl has inundated the United States. Highlighting its lethal impact, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesperson Anne Milgram remarked, “Fentanyl stands as the most formidable threat to Americans today. It claims more lives in the 18 to 45 age bracket than terrorism, car accidents, cancer, or even COVID. Nearly 200 Americans fall victim to it daily. Alarmingly, the rate of fentanyl-related fatalities among children under 14 has surged.” These statements were included in a press release.
According to CDC estimates, the year 2021 witnessed over 80,000 opioid-related deaths in the United States.
The poll also found that another 40 percent of respondents expressed concerns about inadvertent fentanyl consumption by a family member, while one-third harbored worries about a family member experiencing an opioid overdose.
Democrat and Republican legislators in Congress have been critical of the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border crisis that has partly led to this ongoing drug abuse crisis.
Just recently, U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) put the Biden administration and the Democrats in Congress on blast for funneling millions of dollars in federal grants to New York for immigration relief rather than the southern states like Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.
Polls also demonstrate that the American public are generally disappointed in the way the Biden administration has failed to address the issues coming from the southern border.
Expect that to be a major issue in the 2024 election cycle.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.