Addiction to opioids has reached crisis and epidemic levels in South Carolina. This means fatter profits for people in the drug trade, including medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies. However, it also leads to many families being torn apart. As a result, politicians have been toying with the idea of getting tougher on drugs and the people belonging to the illicit side of the drug trade.
Many people in South Carolina suffer from substance abuse problems. Among the most dangerous substances to become addicted to are opioids. How do people get the drugs they crave to feed their addiction? Most Americans picture thugs on the side of the street peddling heroine, but the truth is often even more terrifying than this.
Since his election, the president has focused a lot of his efforts on defending borders and tackling drug trafficking. This perhaps converged into his focus on Mexican drug cartels in America. Apparently, the topic so fascinated Business Insider that they decided to investigated where Mexican drug cartels operated in America. The reports showed that southern California, the Northeast and south Florida remained the key areas for Mexican drug cartel activity. South Carolina remains one of the least affected states in the east.
The immediate consequences of drug-related arrest in Monck's Corner can be difficult to deal with. Unfortunately, the long-term effects can be just as challenging. Having a past drug arrest on one's public record can limit their opportunities to exercise certain civil rights, get a job and even qualify for housing. Those facing such charges, then, should look for every opportunity to mitigate the impact of their arrests.