ADDICTION | DRUG ABUSE – Facts & News Links Trump’s budget proposal does nothing for the opioid epidemic Experts say the US needs to spend a lot more money to fight the opioid crisis. Trump isn’t listening. The opioid epidemic is a crisis, but Trump isn’t treating it like one Trump hasn’t delivered on his promise to seriously confront the opioid epidemic. Experts say Senate Republicans’ $2 billion opioid fund is about $188 billion short It’s a Band-Aid on a gaping wound. The 15 Most Addicted Cities Behind the $8 Billion Opiate Epidemic The most addicted cities in the U.S. were largely in the rural South, the heart of America’s opiate epidemic, according to research by Castlight Health. Watch: Ronald Reagan and his ‘War on Drugs’ – Timeline An American tragedy in three acts Officers rue the return of US ‘war on drugs’ The US Attorney General says the drug war reduced violent crime. Officers who were the front lines disagree. The EU country where drugs are decriminalised – and hardly anyone dies of an overdose The country has 3 overdose deaths per million citizens, compared to the EU average of 17.3 Opinion | How to Win a War on Drugs Portugal treats addiction as a disease, not a crime. UN Just Called For Worldwide Drug Decriminalization The United Nations and the World Health Organization have finally entered the 21st Century, issuing a call for all drugs to be decriminalized. Could Legalizing All Drugs Solve America’s Opioid Epidemic? Tough-on-drugs policies haven’t worked. Why Trump’s drug addiction task force should freak you out Some cannabis advocates fear Christie-led panel will not follow the science.