War on Drugs

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Richard Nixon was the first U.S. president to declare a “war on drugs” in 1971 during heightened use of narcotics in the United States (Politico). The term is less used now, though the country faces a far worse narcotic crisis in opioids. (New York Times). 

The Center for Disease Control reported that roughly 63,600 people died from opioids in 2016. This number includes deaths from heroin use. That figure is higher than the number of fatalities in car accidents. The White House says the opioid crisis is a priority of the administration.

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