Let me start with a fact.
Opiates are not the problem. Dumb kids and weak adults that can’t handle their drugs are.
I’m just kidding, but not really.
Seriously though, this so called epidemic of downers has been killing people long before it went mainstream. The souls lost, the overdoses, the lies, the slow decline and destruction of families have been a cancer in the United States for about 50 years or so.