Create jobs for the population and affluence from the middle class and the working class and you will not have the rampant epidemic that we have today. Studies and historians have shown that the higher the economic downturn the higher the consumption of alcohol and drugs in this country. Give people a fighting chance so that they don't turn to drugs. In the same token, we need a new narrative where we also talk about the drug problem among rich America who spend countless money and resources obtaining drugs as well. This is not an inner city problem this is a problem for everyone.