Our government is laser focused on singling out "opioid" abuse and addiction. Why isn't anyone attempting to help people affected by the plethora of substances which have been misused and abused for hundreds of years including alcohol, sugar, nicotine, cocaine, marijuana, speed, lsd, angel dust, hashish, just to name a few? People who suffer from addiction will abuse WHATEVER substance they can get their hands on, or engage in addictive or behavior (gambling, sex, crime, etc.) The CRISIS du jour happens to be opioids at the moment, but as the circle of life evolves, it will swing towards another "fad".... the war on drugs has been an abysmal failure since it's inception, but our government hasn't learned from these mistakes and apparently never will....so more innocent people will die, children will suffer, and NOTHING will change. The time tested trickle down effect will catch up with today's "crisis" in about 10 years, but by then the damage will already have been done, and will be irreversible.