This is a very interesting article on the changing trends as they relate to addictions in the state of Florida. However, it misses the point. How can the death of 9,000 people in the state of Florida with drugs and alcohol not be considered a crises..
Why are our political and social leaders not asking serious questions about not only why but what are the preemptive measures to save lives. If the death to wounded ratio for drugs is anywhere near like that of a war, think in terms of the social cost of the addictions. This is especially the case on the children.
The last and most challenging question is: How can a drug that is legally manufactured raise the the level of illegal street sales where it is becoming more popular and cheaper to get than cocaine. Case in point: Among 9,000 people who died of drug-related causes statewide in 2010, 6,090 had used benzodiazepines and Oxycodone.
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