Adriel wrote: ""It comes as some politicians call for drug laws to be weakened and the expansion of centres where addicts can inject themselves without fear of arrest."" Is stupidity the prime qualification for politicians ???
Maybe more devious than stupid. It's one way to help make a populace so addled they won't know they are being enslaved.
The opioid crisis is due to a loophole from Obamacare in the USA. High Workman compensation claims, and people just complaining about bad back or wherever led to many addicts. China and Mexico flooded the country with cheap opioids and hack doctors filled orders by the millions and the â€œ patients â€œ, went and sold the goods on the street. Too many drugs now lead a problem with people who are legitimately in pain with little options such as cancer patients, war time injuries or dramatic burns or accidents are now being rationed in pain meds. Itâ€™s an all or nothing proposition.