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POTUS Takes Aim at Opioid Crisis in Rousing Speech

Opioid addiction claims tens of thousands of American lives every year.

While there is no denying that the President’s plate is quite full at the moment, it seems as thought the Commander in Chief has a new challenge in mind for the tackling…and it’s a doozy.

Americans are increasingly finding themselves in the grips of a drug crisis; specifically in regard to opioids.  These synthetic chemicals come in a great many forms:  Heroine, oxycontin, vicodin, morphine, and more, but their function is all the same when it comes to the human brain.  They are addicting, and hopelessly so for some, and have created a public health crisis the likes of which we may have never before experienced at a national level.

Today, the President renewed his commitment to fighting this battle.

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Trump spoke an annual conference of health, law enforcement, elected and other officials who work to combat drug abuse and addiction, and used the appearance to advocate for the wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it will help keep drugs out of the U.S. His wife, Melania, introduced him.

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“My administration is deploying every resource at our disposal to empower you, to support you and to fight right by your side,” Trump said. “We will not solve this epidemic overnight but we will stop. … We will never stop until our job is done.”

“It’s a big problem. It’s a big addiction and we’re handling it,” the president told reporters. “We’ve made a tremendous amount of progress.” He said doctors, laboratories, clinics and drug companies have assisted the administration.

In order to adequately address the issue the President’s team will not only need to raise public awareness of the issue, but also make inroads in the notoriously stubborn and gluttonous pharmaceutical industry who have been pushing their opiate-based painkillers on the American public.

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