Now, it's not my problem, but the US with 5% of the world population consumes 85% of the world's drugs. That has a knock-on effect because a lot of it comes from south of the border and fuels the illegal activities there. So what to do? Well, you have prohibition atm. You had the same thing with booze back in the day, and that didn't work either. It criminalised a large part of the population and enabled the mob to grow. Reducing supply without reducing demand just raises prices, and criminalising it just fuels the gangs. So booze was legalised. You need to reduce demand by treating addicts instead of putting them in prison where they will just become even worse, brutalised, and expert in every criminal activity. It costs $40,000 a year to incarcerate someone, and $10,000 a year to treat them. At the same time, you should regulate the drug companies who have caused your own opioid crisis.