WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 26 — Drug addiction has been on the rise in the U.S. since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic. Yet a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that Americans rank drug addiction at the bottom of a list of 18 priorities. In the meantime, deaths due to substance abuse are on a startling rise largely due to the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, says the Psychiatric Times.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA] reports that its agents have seized more than 379 million deadly doses of fentanyl thus far this year. DEA administrator Anne Milgram says it’s enough to kill every person in America. She says, “In 2022, DEA seized more than double the amount of fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills that it seized in 2021. DEA also seized nearly 131,000 pounds of methamphetamine, more than 4,300 pounds of heroin, and over 444,000 pounds of cocaine.”
It’s no coincidence the fentanyl crisis is happening on President Biden’s watch; it is due to his come-one-come-all open border guidelines, which quickly became a crisis of its own. As Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce put it, because of “the crisis at our southern border—every state is now a border state. Energy and Commerce Republicans are committed to securing the border and stopping the scourge of fentanyl in communities across America. That’s why we’re leading on the HALT Fentanyl Act to permanently give law enforcement the tools they need to keep fentanyl off our streets. In the new Congress, Energy and Commerce Republicans will work to hold President Biden and his administration accountable for their failures to address the ongoing crisis at the border. We cannot allow the lawlessness and tragedy to continue to tear apart our communities.”
Fentanyl is the leading cause of death among young adults between the ages of 18 and 45, according to an ABC News report. But the National Center for Health Statistics reports deaths among seniors 65 and older more than tripled thus far into the 21st century. CNBC cites Professor Alexis Kuerbis, at the Silberman School of Social Work, who says that “We’ve got a public health problem coming at our door — these trends have been increasing for a long time now … Baby boomers obviously are a very different generation than the silent generation or the World War II generation. Baby boomers were far more open to using alcohol and drugs during their younger years but also through their middle-aged years and now they are older adults.”
Although overdose rates among seniors is not as high as they are for younger age groups, she points out that the death rate among the 65-plus population increased markedly over the past two decades from 2.4 per 100,000 in the year 2000 to 8.8 per 100,000 in 2020.
Last week correspondent Sarah Arnold penned a piece for Townhall, noting that President Biden has yet to see for himself what a mess he made at the Mexican border when he became president and opened the doors allowing millions of illegal migrants. He’s yet not made a visit to the border to see for himself what’s going on. It’s no secret that many illegals smuggle drugs, including massive amounts of fentanyl, into the country. The president is fully aware of the damage he’s done and continuing to do. She cites a new book “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House,” by author Chris Whipple. It reveals that Mr. Biden is “fully aware of the havoc he has caused on the border” and that he’s so frustrated he uses only “the F-word when discussing the border.”
Mr. Biden claims to have a “six-point plan in place to combat the issue.” Politico reports that “the plan focuses on ‘surging resources’ — adding personnel, transportation, medical support and facilities to support border officials. But DHS [Department of Homeland Security] warned preparations are being done “within the constraints of a decades-old immigration system that everyone agrees is broken.”
As Oliver Hardy said to Stan Laurel, “this is a fine mess you’ve gotten us into.”
That would certainly tick-off Pfizer. They want more money from the fake “vaccine”. Deaths from Fentanyal doesn’t provide income for Pfizer or Fauci.
Thanks for killing everyone biden.
Your an anti American ass.
Your grasp of cause and effect is stunning. You’ll live a long, happy life. (P.S. Gasoline costs only $2.79 in Montana – Thank You Uncle Joe.
Biden has encouraged the use of crack when he started giving free crack pipes to addicts. Maybe the Biden Crime Family is financially benefiting from the drugs that are coming in at the Southern Border.
Maybe. That’s a great theory. Follow the money.
It sure is
Those dumb enough to take drugs are at risk, our government that goes for Biden on down need to start caring what goes on in this country they all allow any dummy to cross the border, what is the kicker they will want every taxpayer to pay for these people that are not citizens no money will ever come from these dummies in Washington so they allow millions to cross here and they could care less if some are murders or drug cartel people these Washington dummies live in gated homes or they hire bodyguards the rest of us they could care less what happens to us time for a total change in Washington.
Randall L. Beatty, It would appear that you describe (1) those “dumb enough to take drugs”; (2) “any dummy” they allow to cross the border; and (3) “these dummies in Washington” as possessing ‘dumbness’. There’ll Be Some Changes Made, a song title, seems as specific as your “time for a total change in Washington”. Both lack mention of the agent(s) – who – will make the change happen. With all due respect for you and your response, I suggest a fourth group of “dummies” – the electorate. Yes, the electorate! They, Them, We, you and me. We elected-, we failed to recall-“these dummies in Washington”. AND, we seem to be looking for anyone, for someone, to fix the problem (1) that the electorate refuses to take responsibility for, (2) that the electorate caused and (3) that the electorate may be “dumb” enough to believe someone else will do their dirty work of cleaning things up.
Well said, Matthew! Constantly disappointed/confused by such electorate. Now that elections are massively rigged, why bother to vote anymore but for learned civic duty, faith +hope ????????(???????? aka ???????? pet project/obsession)
It doesn’t matter who we vote for because of all the cheating going on by the Dems. How will anything change with that garbage happening?
This may be true but we have always had a drug problem. I find it interesting that this scenario is being pushed to explain an across the board increase in deaths while no mention of the beloved vaccine that has people dropping dead all over the world.
We’ve always had a moderate sized drug problem. But NOW we have a massive sized drug problem! Open your mind and see the difference.
I’m pretty certain you find many things – interesting. There are actual and factual explanations if you really want to satisfy your curiosity. Seems like too many people don’t want to put in the effort.
Not true! . . . ONLY the people stupid enough to use them! . . . And as far as I’m concerned, we’re better off WITHOUT these jackasses!
With so many catastrophic failures being committed by the Biden administration it’s hard to have a scale of one to 20. Because so many things are a priority, they may only be a percentage point apart.
In Montana, gas is $2.79 a gallon. Thanks Uncle Joe. GBA
Stop the country in its track, everyone thinks the RR strike would have stopped the country. What needs to happen is that all real conservatives & moderate republicans need to stop work until BIDEN & HIS LACKEYS do what we tell them on this border crap. Build the wall, missile destroy the cartels, & send are armed forces to the border & CLOSE IT DOWN!!!!!
He’ll China Joe and most likely son Hunter are getting a percentage of the money. Fentanyl comes from China.
Brain implants in chimps sound very promising Lets hope it will happen soon They can replace the whole congress Results will be the same and cost to taxpayer , well it’s too exiting to think about that possibility
THE DRUM BEAT GOES ON AS IN A PLANE CRASHES EVERY DAY. WHAT IS BEING DONE???? STOP YAKKING AND EXPELLING CARBON DIOXIDE. BIPARTISAN THIS AND BIPARTISAN THAT. IT IS ALL HOT AIR FROM THE TWO NAME SINGLE PARTY. THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO DO “SOMETHING.” YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW ABOUT EARNING YOUR PAYCHECK? GET OFF OF TV AND GET OFF OF YOUR THUMBS BEING INSERTED SOMEWHERE. STOP THE FLOW OF BULL COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This president is a useless piece of s—t who screwed up our country and is glad he did it!
I agree This administration is a cluster f **k
Yes, he is Satan’s little marionette. They pull his strings and poof the deed is done! ????????
I don’t have to read through this whole article here in order to know that the present administration of Joe Biden does not take responsibility for anything that is happening at the border they do not wish to take responsibility they will never take responsibility and that is the end of that subject It is up to us to be able to stop this.
Why has impeachment proceedings not yet been started against not only Joe Biden but also many within his administration like Vice President Harris who is also grossly acting irresponsibly and in a treasonous manner by not taking any action to prevent the massive flood of illegal aliens from entering our country. And also involved are the secretary of Homeland security who has the delusional belief that the border is secure.
Well there’s NOT enough with the courage to do anything, and they would never impeach him in the first place unless some high up in congress’s family member dies, then they “might” do something. Better to them to have an idiot at the helm than a Republican.
That’s Biden infrastructure fentanyl his plan.
He’s just following his CCP’s masters instructions.
Let all the border state A.Gs and Governors bring Articles of Impeachment (and every other State for that matter that have been negatively affected .Against Biden for violating his oath of office under Article 4 Section 4 of the U S Constitution. “and shall protect each of them( the states) against invasion;”
Let’s put those 87’000 new I R S agents down on the southern border where they might do some good.
During my time in the Service ,l served in countries where drug dealers,users and mules were given a death sentence.That punishment was swift and effective.Perhaps we should try it here.
Drug addiction in this nation is not new. It has been on the rise since Viet Nam. We glamorized it, in movies and our music. We’ve consistently allowed it into our lives. And no President has forcefully ever attacked the problem. Not Reagan, not Trump, not Obama or Clinton and thus far, not Biden. It’s a problem, it’s a very serious problem. But are we marching in the streets in protest to get it stopped? Are we gathering in the thousands around the White House demanding it be stopped? Do we go out in groups and force the pushers to leave – no. Was the drug issue brought up, discussed on any politician’s agenda over the mid-terms? Abortion came up big time, guns came up and there was a lot of talk about Jan 6. But did any politician mention drugs and a plan to deal with them? No, not democrat or republican, no one takes drugs seriously. Until they do, it ain’t gonna get any better.
And that is a total sum