America’s War on Drugs Takes Fold and Impacts Mexico’s Drug Trade
There’s no denying that America’s war on drugs has gone back and forth for decades. With our nation’s drug epidemic in full swing, there’s a great argument about whether enough is being done to take action to help those suffering from substance abuse disorders. All the while, in the midst of our nation’s struggle, countries like Mexico have continued to profit from the drug trade.
Looking at America’s War on Drugs
It’s encouraging to learn that Mexico is now smuggling 40% less marijuana across the border due to legalization in several US states, but there is a down side. While Mexican drug traffickers no longer feel it’s overly worth it to plant, crop, and smuggle marijuana into the country, it instead means traffickers are bringing more of other illicit drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and particularly heroin into the United States.
According to CNN, the supply of heroin in the Northeast has been tracked back to mostly one source – a major Mexican drug ring called the Sinaloa cartel. These cartel members see no barriers, borders, or the lives they impact – just dollar signs.
Terrorism Linked to Drugs in Mexico
Cartels in Mexico aren’t keeping it a secret that they are actively tormenting and terrorizing their country’s people. There is video evidence showing families being torn apart through acts of kidnapping, rape, murder, and other means of torture – all for drug sale and profit.
Although it may seem as though America’s war on drugs is coming to a close with less marijuana being smuggled across the border from Mexico, the reality is that alternative drugs are still making their way into the country in its place. Mexican drug cartels prove to be dangerous by their heinous acts of crime and the negative impact that their drug trade has on America’s drug epidemic by fueling each addicts’ habit.
Although the United States will continue to fight to help protect its people from crime, violence, and drugs, it will never fully be eliminated until we address the real issue. Mental health diseases, like addiction, may not have a cure, but they are treatable and preventable. The more we talk about addiction and drug abuse, the more lives we can help save. The end result, if there are no people to abuse drugs, the drug trade will cease to exist. Help us fight the real war on drugs, by educating, preventing, and treating drug abuse and addiction.
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