At this point, to say that the War on Drugs has failed seems almost trite. Because really, who disputes this anymore? People may differ on what changes in strategy they would recommend, but no one who is paying attention has any illusions about the final outcome of this military-style campaign that has sought to eliminate […]
If you are not a consumer of illegal drugs, you may believe that the ongoing and seemingly endless “war on drugs” has little impact on your life. But like all wars, this military-style campaign to choke off the flow of addictive substances by arresting everyone in sight has caused a lot of collateral damage, and […]
Have you ever wondered where exactly the “black market” is? Does one still need to enter America’s dark alleyways and smoky dive bars in order to buy crack or an unlicensed gun? This month America discovered that, like most commercial offerings, the black market has gone “e-commerce”. Internet-based Black Market Site “Silk Road” is the […]
The use of illegal drugs is associated with various negative outcomes. Substance abuse often results in multiple health problems, as well as challenges in the realms of finances and relationships. Those who use drugs and seek out treatment for addiction may experience several cycles of recovery and relapse before experiencing an extended period with no […]
With the explosion here in the abuse of prescription medications, one can only wonder how long it may be until Mexican drug cartels decide to get in on the action. Criminal elements within Mexico already deal in illegal pharmaceutical sales inside their own borders but, with such a large consumer market within reach, it is […]
Law enforcement has decided to try the same tricks as those in the drug trade to put a stop to illegal trafficking. An article brings to light that the U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) has started putting ads in Mexican newspapers warning job seekers of positions that are used for drug trafficking.
The drug problem on the southern border doesn’t appear to be improving, despite efforts to make an impact. According to a recent Macleans report, the Berlin-style fence separating El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is not enough to keep the violence away from the United States. This is a serious issue given that Juarez […]
Most families living in suburbia hope there isn’t a drug house looming around the corner. In the case of an upscale neighborhood near Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas, federal agents kicked in the door of a home in 2008 where they found cocaine, handguns and $1,379,510 in cash bundled and waiting for a […]