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The Disastrous Effects of the Drug Trafficking Epidemic

DRUG TRAFFICKING EPIDEMIC About 30,000 people are arrested each year by the DEA for selling or distributing illegal drugs. In 2008 alone, 598.6 kilograms of heroin were seized by the DEA in the U.S. Deaths from heroin overdoses increased by five times between 2001 and 2013. In the U.S., nearly 50 percent of prison inmates are addicted to drugs or alcohol. 24 00000 00000 Data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that approximately 18 percent of all inmates committed their crime to get money to purchase drugs. Many illegal drugs come from Mexico, where drug cartels make over $50 billion each year from their business. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines enter the U.S. via Mexican drug cartels. In 2007, approximately 25 percent of all homicides in Mexico were related to drug trafficking. MIRAMAR GETTING WELL STAYING WELL

The Disastrous Effects of the Drug Trafficking Epidemic

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Drug trafficking and the trade of illegal substances not only ensnare individuals in the trap of addiction (more often than not requiring a stint in drug rehab to achieve full recovery)—it also fuel...


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