How Would the Candidates Fix the Heroin Epidemic?
The nation’s opioid epidemic has come up repeatedly in the 2016 race for the White House, and for good reason. In 2014 alone, more Americans died of a drug overdose than in any other year on record. Nearly half of those deaths – around 29,000 – involved some type of opioid — like heroin. The candidates all agree on the severity of the epidemic, but their proposals vary widely. Some say the answer is more of a focus on treatment, rather than incarceration. Others say the solution is to build a wall with Mexico. With the race tightening, here is a brief snapshot of where the candidates stand. Here are the candidates proposed solutions —-> How Would the Candidates Fix the Heroin Epidemic?