Tide of drue abuse in united states
Rise in Heroin Addiction Despite Control Efforts
The United states is facing a drug epidemic, the scope of which seems to grow almost day by day. The number of known addicts in the country is rising, and the demand for narcotics and other dangerous drugs is expanding. Heroin addiction is now one of the nation's most serious social problems, characterized by President Nixon as “Public Enemy No. 1.” Its control requires an international effort. “America has the largest number of heroin addicts of any nation in the world,” the President has said. “And yet, America does not grow opium—of which heroin is a derivative—nor does it manufacture heroin, which is a laboratory process carried out abroad. This deadly poison ...