When seeking to address the 21st-century addiction epidemic, one of the first lessons to learn is that this is not a new problem.
The legalization debate is probably one of the most heated and contentious arguments on the subject of drugs. I have a hard time thinking of another topic in the area that is discussed as often or to such a great length as the legalization debate.
As the drug addiction crisis of 21st century America continues to expand and grow, no demographic has been completely safe from the crippling grip of addiction. Even demographics that would not normally be associated with drug abuse have fallen prey to addiction problems.